Position Title: Director, School of Physiotherapy/Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health
Posting Number: F395P
Type of position: Limited Term
Department/Unit:  Health – Dean’s Office
Location: Halifax

About the opportunity
The Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University is seeking a dynamic, team-oriented leader to be the next Director of its School of Physiotherapy/ Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health.

Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s top-ranked universities, comprised of more than 6,000 faculty and staff and 20,000 students in its 13 Faculties. As part of Canada’s U15 group of research-intensive universities, Dalhousie is a key driver of intellectual, social and economic development, particularly across the Atlantic region. Dalhousie University’s first 200 years have seen it transform from a local centre of learning to an institution with global impact.

The Faculty of Health is home to one of the largest groupings of health professional programs at a Canadian University. The Faculty of Health is home to 11 masters and two doctoral level research-based programs. The School of Physiotherapy is one of 10 units within the Faculty. The School is committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and populations through its programming, collaborative research and strong community partnerships. The Masters in Physiotherapy program was granted full, 7-year accreditation in 2021. Updated and refreshed curriculum, strong growth in research activities, faculty renewal and a new strategic plan make this the ideal time for a new, innovative and performance driven Director/ Assistant Dean. Further details about the School of Physiotherapy, its faculty, research, and academic programs can be found at the School’s website: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/health/school-of-physiotherapy.html.

The School is seeking a visionary leader with an excellent understanding of academics and the rapidly changing university and health care contexts. Reporting to the Dean and working closely and collaboratively with the other members of the Dean’s Leadership Team, the Director/ Assistant Dean provides academic, research, and administrative leadership in accordance with the principles of academic governance and is responsible for administrative, financial, and human resources management of the School. The Director/Assistant Dean will promote excellence in research, education, and professional activity.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in research, education, and academic administrative leadership, with experience ensuring high quality education programs. Success in establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with a diverse array of stakeholders is essential. A previous academic appointment in a School/Department of Physiotherapy with a graduate education program is desirable, as is interest in and experience developing interprofessional collaborations and interdisciplinary research initiatives. To be eligible, candidates will have a PhD (or equivalent research degree) in a relevant discipline. Eligibility for registration with the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists is considered an asset.This five-year term position is expected to commence July 1, 2023 and may be renewed for a second five-year term. Eligible candidates are expected to be appointable in a tenure stream position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

To be considered, please submit your application by December 1, 2022. Applications for the position should include a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae highlighting recent examples of academic, research, and management/administrative experience.

For more information and to review a Brief for the role, please contact Emma Spence Wach at exec.search@dal.ca

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.


Posting Detail Information 
Open Date : 10/14/2022
Close Date : 12/01/2022
Open Until Filled: No

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