Job Opportunities

Job openings in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy are posted here for the following opportunities:

  • Faculty Positions
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Research Positions

Teaching opportunities for clinical community partners are posted here.

Status-only and adjunct appointment information and applications are available here.

Faculty Positions

PositionDescriptionStarting DateApplication Closing Date
Chair and Associate Professor/Professor-Department of Occupational Science & Occupational TherapyApplications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy (OS&OT), Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. The successful candidate must be eligible for a tenure-stream academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The appointment as Chair will be for a 5-year term effective July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter, renewable following a favourable review.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in a field relevant to occupational science and/or occupational therapy and have a degree in occupational therapy and be eligible for registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. They must demonstrate an exceptional record of excellence in research, teaching, and leadership. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen OS&OT’s existing strengths. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain a competitive externally-funded research program. Candidates must also have demonstrated teaching excellence in a degree-granting program at the graduate level and significant experience as an effective mentor to successful trainees.
Candidates must have comprehensive knowledge of the occupational therapy profession—academically and clinically—and bring a vision for innovative research and education relevant to the future of occupational science and occupational therapy. They will have a record of accomplishment in collaborative leadership to engage with leads in other rehabilitation science disciplines at the St. George and Mississauga campuses of the university and across fully-affiliated hospitals, community-based health and rehabilitation organizations, school boards and private practices, as well as cultivate strategic partnerships with stakeholders in corporate sectors and government ministries including Canadian occupational therapy leadership organizations.
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.
Visit the University of Toronto Careers website for a full description of this position and instructions to apply.
July 1, 2021 or shortly thereafterJanuary 11, 2021, 11:59 pm EDT


Teaching Assistant Positions

Teaching assistant (TA) positions become available every semester.

Course Title & NumberNumber of PositionsStart-End DateApplication Closing Date
OCT1122H: Research Foundations for Occupational Therapy Practice1-2January - July 2021November 30, 2020

Research Positions

Research-related positions (trainee, research assistant, research coordinator)  will be posted here as they become available. See “Other Opportunities” below for details on getting involved in our research programs.

DescriptionNumber of PositionsStarting DateApplication Closing Date
PhD Trainee position for Research Study, "Pathways to Belonging" 1September-October 2020Open until position filled

Clinical Community Teaching Opportunities

Opportunities for the professional practice community to contribute towards training occupational therapy students are listed here.

Other Opportunities

In addition to the research course OCT1120Y, students in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy are encouraged to seek out research opportunities to develop their research skills and knowledge.

The Department of OS & OT welcomes its Year 1 and Year 2 students to serve on the Research Committee. Contact Prof. Jill Cameron (, Vice Chair Research and Chair, Research Committee, for further details about serving as a student representative.

Additionally, the Work Study program offers eligible students the chance for part-time employment in Research Labs and on research projects conducted by faculty members.

Other Opportunities at U of T