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Faculty of Health Sciences
Rehabilitation Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track position in the Physiotherapy Program within the School of Rehabilitation Sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in pediatric physiotherapy, but candidates with other areas of expertise will be considered.

We invite applications from candidates interested in joining a team of professors committed to excellence in physiotherapy education and research.

Located on the unceded ancestral territory of the Anishinabé-Algonquin people and in close proximity to multiple national agencies such as Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Statistics Canada, the University of Ottawa is recognized as the first and largest bilingual university in North America. It offers its 40,000 students and 5,500 employees a dynamic and stimulating environment where research and knowledge are fundamental to all aspects of university life.

Title of the position: Assistant Professor, Physiotherapy Program 

Duties: Teaching in the Master of Health Sciences (Physiotherapy) Program; developing and maintaining an independent research program; supervision of graduate students in research; participating in the administrative activities of the Program, the School, the Faculty, and the University; and leadership in the profession.

Wage: The salary range for an Assistant Professor starts at $88,735.

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses

Location: School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Contact information: Dr. Mary Egan, Director, School of Rehabilitation Sciences  

Skills requirements:

  • Education: University degree in physiotherapy and eligibility for registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario; doctorate or equivalent in fields related to physiotherapy (e.g. rehabilitation, kinesiology, biomedical sciences).
  • Experience: Post-doctoral research experience or academic faculty experience; ability to develop and sustain an independent research program; ability to teach in French and to participate in program activities in both official languages (French and English); clinical experience in physiotherapy.

Please note, the Physiotherapy program is delivered exclusively in French.

Application deadline: October 17, 2021

Applications should be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • cover letter describing professional experience, research contribution, university teaching experience and examples of research contributions deemed most significant by the candidate; and
  • the names and contact information of three referees.

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.