Teaching Scholar Track – Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University, invites applications for a probationary Teaching Scholar appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy. The appointment will lead to consideration of continuing status and promotion to Associate Professor, Teaching Scholar at the end of the probationary period (maximum 6 years). The workload for the Teaching Scholar is 60% teaching, 20% educational scholarship, and 20% service. Qualified applicants must have a PhD or equivalent and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. The successful candidate will have demonstrated enthusiasm for quality and innovative educational practices, and a track record of educational scholarship that includes peer reviewed publications and national/international exposure through conference presentation or the development of open education resources, as examples. Evidence of educational leadership would be beneficial. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong record of achievements in educational scholarship for their stage of career. The selected appointee will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded educational scholarship program, teach in the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program within the School of Physical Therapy, and supervise graduate students in the Faculty of Health Sciences graduate programs. The successful applicant will also have a demonstrated capacity to contribute substantively to an inclusive and diverse academic community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The effective date of the appointment is July 1, 2024, or as negotiated.

The School of Physical Therapy is a research-intensive unit with innovative professional and graduate programs. The School is home to the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program. The MPT program at Western is dedicated to being internationally recognized for excellence, leadership and innovation in Physical Therapy education, practice and research through dedicated clinical, academic, research and professional partnerships. The program prepares students to seek licensure to practice physiotherapy in Canada in a wide range of practice settings. The School leads three fields of study in the Master of Clinical Science in Advanced Healthcare Practice program including: Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Interprofessional Pain Management and Sport and Exercise Medicine; and leads the Physical Therapy Field in the MSc and PhD programs in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, including the combined MPT/PhD program.

The School of Physical therapy is a dynamic, interdisciplinary, inclusive and collaborative research-intensive environment. Physical Therapy research aligns well with Faculty and University strategic investments, including Western’s Bone and Joint Institute, The Brain and Mind Institute and the newly established Gray Centre for Mobility & Activity within St. Joseph’s Health Care Parkwood Institute. The School has three research Chairs and has strong clinical and academic partners within the London community with international recognition for research (e.g., St Joseph’s Health Care London and the Hand and Upper Limb Centre and the Gray Centre for Mobility and Activity). The School also has active research links with the four Research Centres in the Faculty, including the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging , the Centre for Research in Health Equity and Social Inclusion, the National Centre for Audiology, and the International Centre for Olympic Studies.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff, and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth to better serve our communities.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a complete application package, as a single PDF file, containing the following:

·       Application for Full-time Faculty Position Form (https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf)

·       Cover letter that outlines their interest and qualifications for the role

·       Curriculum vitae

·       Teaching Dossier (inclusive of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence and experience with teaching strategies and innovations)

·       Statement of educational scholarly accomplishments, program of educational scholarship with a proposed five-year plan (in keeping with a 20% workload)

·       Statement on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization in relation to their scholarship and teaching.

·       Names and contact information of three academic referees

The application package can be submitted via email to:

Dr. Alison Rushton, Appointments Committee Chair
School of Physical Therapy
Faculty of Health Sciences
Room 1008A, Elborn College
Western University
London, ON, N6G 1H1

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 26, 2024.
Please quote HS-263 on all correspondence.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dr. Alison Rushton arushto3@uwo.ca


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