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Faculty Member, School of Rehabilitation Science (req4623)

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Location: Saskatoon
Status: Tenure Track
Employment Group: USFA
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Posted Date: 7/2/2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor with the School of Rehabilitation Science, College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Successful candidates will teach in the Masters of Physical Therapy Program, supervise MSc and PhD graduate students, initiate, lead, and participate in research activities, compete successfully for external funding to support their research program, and undertake relevant administrative activities including meetings and committee work.

The School of Rehabilitation Science’s mission is excellence in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science teaching, research, scholarship, and leadership to improve the quality of life and well-being for all people of Saskatchewan and beyond.   As the only Physical Therapy program in the province, the School has an active research program across a broad range of initiatives, collaborating with several local, provincial, and national research groups. The successful candidate will join our team and assist in advancing our strategic plan focused on establishing a hub for rehabilitation science education, research, and community engagement, strengthening indigenous initiatives, progressing our graduate programming, and enhancing inter-professional collaborative practice and research.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

The successful candidate must be eligible for licensure in the Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists, hold or be nearing completion of a PhD or equivalent Doctoral degree, and have at least two years of clinical practice experience. Post-doctoral research experience is an asset.

We are seeking candidates with an interest and ability to engage in scholarly activities in the preferred areas of health care delivery to vulnerable populations, Indigenous peoples, remote and/or rural communities, cardio-respiratory health, or acute care physical therapy.  

Salary bands for this position are as follows:
Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and any supporting documents to:

Dr. Cathy Arnold
Director School of Rehabilitation Science
3416 104 Clinic Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 2Z4
Telephone: (306) 966-6588

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin August 31, 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2020. 

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The University must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.