The Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CORS), within the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (RFHS), University of Manitoba, Canada invites applications for a full-time probationary, tenure-track appointment in the Department of Physical Therapy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The expected date of appointment is July 1, 2024, or at a date to be negotiated. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and in accordance with the University of Manitoba Faculty Association collective agreement.
The College of Rehabilitation Sciences is located on the Bannatyne Campus of the University of Manitoba and houses professional programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy. The College offers a research-based master’s in Rehabilitation Sciences and a doctoral program in Applied Health Sciences.
The Department of Physical Therapy is located within a large health sciences campus and collaborates with the Colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy within RFHS, as well as other faculties and departments of the University, notably Kinesiology and Recreation Management. The Department of Physical Therapy offers the Master of Physical Therapy entry-to practice program, which is fully accredited with Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada, and is currently entering an exciting phase of faculty and curriculum renewal.
The Department of Physical Therapy works closely with professional organizations in Manitoba and with external partners who support work-integrated learning for students in community, hospital and primary care sites. It provides opportunities for interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaboration in health sciences research and education. This is an exceptional opportunity for a qualified individual to collaborate in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service alongside faculty with complementary and diverse expertise towards the ongoing success of the Department of Physical Therapy
The individual will be expected to teach basic and clinical skill courses in the Master of Physical Therapy entry to practice program, as well as undertake service and/or administrative roles (e.g. Committee membership and/or chairing) in this program.
Our ideal candidate identifies as Indigenous/ from an equity-deserving group; has experience and expertise in research related to Indigenous health or the health of equity-deserving groups; and is able to teach in areas related to anti-oppression, harm reduction, and trauma-informed care.
The individual would be expected to contribute to teaching in, as well as supervision of students in the CORS thesis based graduate programs Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc) | Explore UM | University of Manitoba (umanitoba.ca) Applied Health Sciences (PhD) | Explore UM | University of Manitoba (umanitoba.ca))
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a research program leading to securing funding externally, such as through the Canadian Tri-Agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC). The applicant is expected to have excellent communication skills, knowledge of anti-oppressive, anti-racist and/or anti-colonial research and teaching practices, be committed to truth and reconciliation and have broad views of health and wellness.
We are seeking a candidate with experience in health research about of using equity-based research frameworks with a priority for Indigenous related scholarly activity.
If you meet any of these requirements, we invite you to apply.
Applicants must possess or be in the final stages of completion of a PhD degree. Applicants must also be eligible for licensure with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba.
The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to the social justice principles of equity, access and participation and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, Black, racially marginalized, disabled persons and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
An inclusive, open, and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, access, and participation, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of your identity in your cover letter.
If you require accommodation support during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
The closing date for the first consideration of applications is January 30, 2024. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants can apply via email by sending the following documents to the contact information listed below:
- a cover letter explaining your interest in the position,
- a curriculum vitae,
- brief teaching philosophy,
- a 5-year research plan,
- a personal statement including your positionality, demonstrated commitment and approach to issues pertaining to anti-racism and social justice (including principles of equity, access and participation) in the following areas: teaching, research and service.
- the names and contact information of three references.
Each of the above documents, except for Curriculum Vitae, should observe the required page limitation (2-3 pages). Please note that only complete applications will be considered.
Please send your application materials to:
Dr. Reg Urbanowski, Search Committee Chair and Dean:
College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
771 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA R3E 0T6
Application materials will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that all application materials will be provided to participating members of the search process.
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