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Assistant Professor in Mobility and Activity, Probationary Tenure-Track
Western University

Date Posted Jan. 29, 2020
Title Assistant Professor in Mobility and Activity, Probationary Tenure-Track
University Western University
London, ON, Canada
Department School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences
Application Deadline Feb. 28, 2020
Position Start Date July 1, 2020 as negotiated
  • Assistant Professor
  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation

School of Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor in Mobility and Activity

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy ( with academic responsibilities in research, teaching and service. Qualified applicants must have a PhD or equivalent and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Applicants demonstrating expertise in enhancing functional mobility that aims to understand, improve, restore, and/or manage, mobility outcomes for the attainment of health and wellness are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong record of achievements in research for their stage of career. The selected appointee will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program, teach in the School of Physical Therapy and supervise graduate students in the Faculty of Health Sciences graduate programs. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The effective date of the appointment is July 1, 2020 or as negotiated.

The School of Physical Therapy is a research-intensive unit with innovative professional and graduate programs. Physical Therapy research aligns well with Faculty and University strategic investments, including Western’s Bone and Joint Institute, Brain and Mind Institute and the newly established Gray Centre for Mobility & Activity within St. Joseph’s Health Care Parkwood Institute. The School is home to the Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT) program; and leads three fields of study in the Masters of Clinical Science in Advanced Healthcare Practice including Manipulative Therapy, Wound Healing, and Interprofessional Pain Management; 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 has three research Chairs and has strong clinical and academic partners within the London community with international recognition (e.g. Hand & Upper Limb Center, Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic and Parkwood Institute). The School also has active research links with the four Research Centers in the Faculty, including the Canadian Center for Activity and Aging, the Center for Research in Health Equity and Social Inclusion, the National Center for Audiology and the International Center 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 in order to better serve our communities.

Interested applicants are required to complete the Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form – available at… along with curriculum vitae, letter of interest/statement of academic qualifications and names and contact information of three referees to:

Michele Battie, Appointments Committee Chair
School of Physical Therapy
Faculty of Health Sciences
Room 1588, Elborn College, Western University
London, ON, N6G 1H1

Review of applications will begin after February 28, 2020.
Please quote HS 202 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/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, 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. Michele Battie

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