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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Educational Innovation & Fieldwork

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for one full-time teaching stream appointment in the area of educational development and innovation and fieldwork. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

We are seeking candidates with scholarship and experience in educational development and innovation, and occupational therapy fieldwork education. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of developing educational programmatic offerings, technological innovations in pedagogy, excellence in teaching, achievements in educational scholarship, and effective professional leadership within the occupational therapy community. We are seeking individuals with a demonstrated interest in developing programmatic offerings for undergraduate students, international students and for continuing education for our clinical community. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to create and foster community partnerships, and adopt, implement and evaluate innovative models and practices for education in the classroom and in occupational therapy fieldwork.

Applicants will have a PhD degree or a research doctoral degree in occupational therapy or another field relevant to occupational therapy practice (e.g., Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences), by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, at least three years of experience as an occupational therapy fieldwork educator, and at least five years of experience as a practicing occupational therapist. Eligibility for registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is required. Candidates must have teaching expertise in an entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy program, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and teaching-related scholarly activities.

Responsibilities include: development of continuing education offerings aligned with Departmental expertise, exploration and development of programmatic offerings aligned with the strategic plans of the Department, teaching fieldwork and practice courses; mentoring and advising students on preparation for and success in fieldwork and practice; educating and mentoring fieldwork educators/preceptors; contributions to educational scholarship; and service to the Department through committee membership.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, a statement outlining current and future teaching-related research and creative professional interests, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including the teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, course materials, other fieldwork-relevant teaching items, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto provides the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The University is affiliated with nine fully affiliated hospitals and research institutes and 27 affiliated community hospitals and health care sites and institutions, and enjoys partnerships with many cognate departments and community organizations. For more information about the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, please visit our website http://ot.utoronto.ca.

All qualified persons are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a complete teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations; other fieldwork-relevant teaching items; and a statement outlining current and future teaching-related research and creative professional interests. All application materials must be submitted online.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference, including at least one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to ot.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact ot.chair@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by April 15, 2020, 11:59 pm EDT.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.