Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs

Probationary Tenure Track Faculty Position (Assistant Professor) - Dalhousie University



The School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University invites applications for a full-time probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2019. Dalhousie's School of Occupational Therapy is one of 10 units within the Faculty of Health, committed to achieving five strategic directions including engaging in transformational teaching and learning, growth of the research enterprise, fostering citizenship, cultivating partnerships and mobilizing supports for innovation. The Faculty of Health is home to one of the largest number of health professions programs at a Canadian University, including 11 masters level and two doctoral level research training programs (Faculty of Health Research:


The School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health offers an entry-level Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSc OT) program as well as a Post Professional Master of Science program, online certificate program in Disability Management, undergraduate courses in Occupation, and graduate certificates in Diversity and Inclusion, Chronic Condition Management and Aging and Continuing Care. Faculty members are eligible to supervise students in the Masters post -professional degree, Faculty of Health PhD program and the Interdisciplinary PhD program.


The School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health has a research focus on everyday living that includes research improving wellbeing and lives through occupation and an emerging focus on teaching and research through simulation. The Faculty of Health has a focus on research on collaborative health solutions in primary care, musculoskeletal, resilience, neuroscience and rehabilitation (e.g. neurorehabilitation, cognitive rehabilitation etc.) with particular emphasis on the wellbeing of people, families, communities and populations. The successful candidate’s research program will complement the Faculty of Health’s research in Collaborative Health Solutions in improving health through occupation in addition to expanding our academic program in the School of Occupational Therapy.


The successful candidate will hold a PhD from a recognized and accredited University, and will demonstrate clear promise of future academic and professional accomplishment. Of particular importance will be the ability to obtain research funding and produce deliverables related to the applicant’s area of research focus through teaching and research activities, including knowledge translation. Post-doctoral experience is an asset. Candidates must be eligible to hold a license to practice Occupational Therapy in Nova Scotia and have experience in Occupational Therapy practice.


Responsibilities will include establishing and operating an influential and sustainable research program, teaching and mentoring in the entry-level Masters of Occupational Therapy, bachelors and thesis-based programs, and contributing to the academic life of the School, Faculty and University. The successful applicant will understand the issues facing Occupational Therapy practice and will be committed to excellence in education, research and service both within and outside the Dalhousie community.


Interested applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and an outline of research directions and teaching focus. Applications must include a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, available at All application materials should be submitted to:


Chair of the Appointments Committee c/o Angie Mitchell


School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University 5869 University Avenue, PO Box 15000

Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA  B3H 4R2


Applications will be considered starting January 30th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final 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.