Job Opportunities

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

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
Assistant or Associate Professor - Community and Global Mental HealthThe Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure stream position in the field of community and global mental health. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and will commence July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.
The successful candidate will have a program of research and teaching experiences focused on community and global health with a particular focus on mental health and health promotion across the lifespan. The successful candidate's scholarship will situate occupation as a key determinant of health and well-being across their program of research and creative professional activities.
Find the full job description and instructions to apply on the University of Toronto Careers website for Assistant Professor (Req. ID 22375) and Associate Professor (Req. ID 22376) postings.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the appropriate link above. Applications must include a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests related to the description above; one recent article-length publication; and a teaching dossier, including a statement of philosophy, sample course syllabi or other teaching materials, and teaching evaluations. All application materials must be submitted online.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by 11:59pm EDT on April 7, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have any questions about this position, please contact ot.chair@utoronto.ca.
Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafterApril 7, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT
Assistant or Associate Professor - Health Equity and Occupational JusticeThe Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure stream position in the field of health equity and occupational justice. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and will commence July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.
The successful candidate will have a program of research and teaching experiences that focus on addressing challenges with respect to the relationship between occupation and well-being. The successful candidate will conduct research and contribute to education that addresses the social determinants of occupational participation and their relationships with social integration, health and well-being from a health equity and critical occupational perspective including approaches to address organizational, policy or societal structures that perpetuate occupational injustices.
Find the full job description and instructions to apply on the University of Toronto Careers website for Assistant Professor (Req. ID 22377) and Associate Professor (Req. ID 22378) postings.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the appropriate link above. Applications must include a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests related to the description above; one recent article-length publication; and a teaching dossier, including a statement of philosophy, sample course syllabi or other teaching materials, and teaching evaluations. All application materials must be submitted online.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by 11:59pm EDT on April 7, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have any questions about this position, please contact ot.chair@utoronto.ca.
Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafterApril 7, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT
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Teaching Assistant & Sessional Instructional Assistant Positions

Teaching assistant (TA) / Sessional Instructional Assistant (SIA) positions become available every semester.

Course Title & NumberNumber of PositionsStart-End DateApplication Closing Date
OCT1193H: Enabling Occupation Across the Lifecourse1June - July 2022April 29, 2022
OCT1236H: Transition to Practice1April 19 - July 15, 2022April 8, 2022

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.

Job OpportunityDescriptionApplication Closing Date
Post Doctoral Fellow, ReSTORE Lab, Dept. of OS&OT

Seeking one full-time post-doctoral fellow for a 12-month appointment beginning May 2022 (negotiable), renewable up to three years.


The position requires working closely with the PI, Dr. Nowrouzi-Kia and with graduate students. We promote collaborations with various groups in the department, nationally, and internationally. The Postdoc candidates are encouraged to attend national and international conferences and present their research, as well as to attend workshops that may advance their portfolio and skills. The trainees will be involved in the process of grant applications as well as manuscript preparation and submission. Although it is not required for acceptance, the trainees are expected to apply for funding once they join our team. Moreover, the postdoc trainees are encouraged to explore new areas of research that are within the scope of the lab.

April 30, 2022
Research Associate, Acquired Brain Injury Research Lab

Seeking one full time research assistant (RA), May to August 2022, in the Acquired Brain Injury Research Lab


Under the general supervision of the Associate Director, the RA will participate in scoping and systematic reviews on access and availability of rehabilitation among underserved populations with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and equity considerations in clinical practice guidelines for TBI.


The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Research Lab is an internationally recognized research lab that performs population-based epidemiological, mixed methods and qualitative research. Our research addresses issues such as injury prevention, health service utilization and health service inequities. This includes addressing TBI among underserved populations; work-related TBI and return to work; girls, women, and diverse individuals with TBI; and the role of sex and/or gender on outcomes of ABI for individuals across the lifespan and continuum of healthcare.

Open until position filled

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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. Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia (behdin.nowrouzi.kia@utoronto.ca), Acting 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.

 

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