Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

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Posted: February-16-17

 

Occupational Therapist
TWO POSITIONS: Probationary Tenure Track, Assistant Professor. Probationary Instructor 

Academic life in a vibrant, small city on Canada’s East Coast

Applications are invited for a Probationary Tenure Track position at the Assistant Professor level in the School of Occupational Therapy starting July 1st, 2017 (pending budgetary approval). This is an academic position that encompasses teaching, research and administration. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

An occupational therapy qualification with a completed PhD is essential. Eligibility for licensure with the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia is essential. Teaching in the core competencies of occupational therapy practice in the entry to practice curriculum is essential. It is required that the candidate teach the knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours of enabling occupation across the life span. Fieldwork education and coordination experience is essential. Teaching experience in interprofessional practice and occupational science is essential.

The School is committed to social action and collaborative interprofessional practice. Educational offerings include undergraduate programs in disability management and the study of occupation as well as an entry to practice program at the Masters level, and a post professional occupational therapy program with certificate foci in aging and continuing care, diversity and inclusion, chronic conditions, and mental health and addictions. The School is also an active participant in the Faculty of Health Professions PhD in Health program. The School is committed to innovative teaching and learning in classes, tutorials and fieldwork, and use of state of the art simulation, online teaching, and interprofessional education. It is preferred that the candidate have experience in online, in class and simulation methods.

In research the School and the Faculty of Health Professions are committed to dynamic research in an integrated team environment. Faculty interests and research are focused within the Faculty research themes of marginalized populations, health services and policies, physical function and mobility with specific areas that include chronic conditions, occupational science, health inequalities, diversity and inclusion, interprofessional collaborative practice, measuring and documenting everyday outcomes, education in health professions, and aging and continuing care. Evidence of an established research direction is essential and a research contribution to at least one of these themes will be expected.

Applications are invited for a Probationary Instructor position
in the School of Occupational Therapy starting July 1st, 2017 (pending budgetary approval). This is an academic position that encompasses primarily teaching with some administration. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

An occupational therapy qualification with a completed Masters is essential. A completed PhD or Ed.D is strongly preferred. Eligibility for licensure with the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia is also essential. The ideal candidate will be required to teach clinical occupational therapy skills and competencies in the entry to practice curriculum. The ideal candidate will be required to participate in course coordination and conduct fieldwork supervision. The ideal candidate will be required to teach, manage, evaluate, and develop courses using clinical simulation, online and in class methods and deliver courses in the core competencies of occupational therapy practice. The instructor will be required to teach the knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours of enabling occupation across the life span and provide supervision of master’s level student practice or research projects.

Teaching and clinical experience in pediatrics or aging, interprofessional practice, occupational science and simulation are preferred. Capacity to develop and implement project or business models of fieldwork is considered an asset.

Work at Dalhousie University, one of Canada’s oldest universities, founded in 1818. The School of Occupational Therapy is situated in a visionary Faculty of Health Professions of 21 health and social professions. Live in Halifax, a small, historic gem of a city on Canada’s east coast. Walk to work if you wish, and enjoy nearby music, theatre, ocean beaches, hiking, camping, fishing, whale watching, good schools and award winning universities.

Inquiries welcome! Please contact the Director at lynn.shaw@dal.ca. Applications will be accepted until March 17th, 2017. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, confirmation of eligibility for an occupational therapy license in Nova Scotia, contact information of three references and a self-identification questionnaire, available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid  to:

Chair, Appointments Committee
School of Occupational Therapy
Dalhousie University
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA B3H 4R2
Ph: 902-494-8804; fax: 902- 494-1229
e-mail: occupational.therapy@dal.ca
www.occupationaltherapy.dal.ca

Subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.