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Professor / Associate Professor and Head, Physical Therapy

University of Manitoba

Professor / Associate Professor and Head of the Department – Position Number 27439
Department of Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba is seeking applications for an appointment of Department Head for a 5 year term beginning July 1, 2020, or as negotiated. The position includes a faculty role for a tenured or tenure-track position at the rank of Professor / Associate Professor. The appointment will be at a rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and the applicant should have evidence of high-quality teaching, research/scholarly work and professionalism and the ability to provide academic leadership and sound administration is paramount.

The Head of the Department is an integral part of the College’s leadership team that includes the College dean, heads of department of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy; chair of the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences program, Research Lead, and office manager. The department head is the academic and business leader of the Physical Therapy Program and provides a leadership role provincially, nationally, and internationally.

The Department of Physical Therapy offers a PEAC Accredited entry-level Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program to 50 students in each of two years. Also, the Department is a participating unit in the Masters of Science: Rehabilitation Sciences and Applied Health Sciences Ph.D. programs.

As the successful candidate, you will possess a Ph.D. or equivalent. You will be eligible for licensure with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba and have a record of scholarly activity in a chosen field. You will be a progressive thinker and innovator who is not afraid to take calculated risks. You will demonstrate a history of collaborative leadership, mentorship, strong interpersonal skills, and skills in building relationships. Experience in post-secondary education is an asset.

The Department of Physical Therapy has a strong faculty dedicated to the mission of the College, which is “to create, disseminate and preserve knowledge in health, quality of life and participation through research, education and service to and in consultation with the community.” As part of our outreach services, the Department of Physical Therapy is developing relationships with Indigenous communities and is participating in primary care through family medicine teaching clinics. The department is renowned for its exemplary and student centred curriculum, research strengths on qualitative, quantitative, and participatory methods, strong connections and relationship with the professional community, and its commitment to Interprofessional education. For more information on the College and to view the strategic plan, see . The Department and the College have active research programs. Since 2017, over $4milllion in grants have been received by College researchers. To view our research clusters and researcher profiles see the banner “Research and Scholarship” on our web page.

The Department of Physical Therapy is a part of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, located adjacent to the Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg that is a major teaching and research hospital serving Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut. The College of Rehabilitation Sciences along with the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing make up the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. The Bannatyne campus is a dynamic health sciences community that provides opportunities for Interprofessional collaboration in research and education with other health disciplines.

The University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is a major center of health education and research linked to sister institutions throughout Canada and the world. The University offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs educating basic life sciences, as well as a vast array of health and social science programs.

Winnipeg is the capital of the province of Manitoba. It has a long history in social and human rights, which is showcased most prominently in Canada’s only national museum outside of the nation’s capital – the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The city has a rich cultural environment including ballet, opera, theatre and ethnic festivals. It boasts many professional sports teams in hockey, football, and baseball and offers opportunities for recreation in all seasons. The Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favourable in Canada. To learn more about Winnipeg visit:

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Closing date for the first consideration of applications is July 31, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Expected date of appointment is July 1, 2020, or as negotiated.

Applicants can apply in writing or email by sending a letter of application referencing position # 27439 with a brief outline of teaching and research interests and a curriculum vitae to the address below. Please note that only complete applications will be considered. For further information, please contact:

Dr. Reg Urbanowski, Search Committee Chair and Dean
College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba,
771 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA R3E 0T6