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 Professor - CLTA - Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, March of Dimes Canada Paul J. J. Martin Early Career ProfessorshipThe Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto, invites applications a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy with a specialization in community integration and participation. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will also hold the March of Dimes Canada Paul J. J. Martin Early Career Professorship for three years and may be renewed for an additional two years following a successful review. The expected start date is July 1, 2021 or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in occupational science, occupational therapy, rehabilitation science, or a related field at the time of the appointment and will have completed a post-doctoral fellowship or equivalent (such as a junior scientist role at a university or research institute) for a minimum of one year. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research, innovative scholarship and teaching. An occupational therapist eligible for registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is preferred. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.

The applicant should have strong collaboration and user engagement skills. March of Dimes Canada serves 70,000 Canadians of all ages through its programs and services each year, and is in an excellent position to facilitate the application and dissemination of scientific evidence to individuals and organizations across Canada.

The March of Dimes Canada Paul J. J. Martin Early Career Professorship is intended to strengthen the relationship between March of Dimes Canada and the University; therefore, evidence of the candidate’s success in building collaborative research partnerships will be an asset.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by 11:59pm EST on April 15, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Please visit the posting at U of T Careers for full details of the position and instructions to apply.

Diversity and Accessibility:
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.

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.
July 1, 2021 or shortly thereafterApril 15, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, UTM Academic CoordinatorThe Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time continuing teaching stream appointment in the area of occupational science and occupational therapy at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. The successful candidate will be appointed the Academic Coordinator at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus. The position will start on July 1, 2021 or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in occupational science, occupational therapy, rehabilitation science, or a related field at the time of the appointment; will have a degree in occupational therapy from a World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)-approved educational program; at least three years of experience as an occupational therapy educator, and at least five years of experience as a practicing occupational therapist. Eligibility for registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is required.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy’s Graduate Coordinator and the Vice-Chair Education, and has UTM-specific responsibilities related to the implementation of the MScOT program and graduate coordination.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by 11:59pm EST on March 31, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Please visit the posting at U of T Careers for full details of the position and instructions to apply.

Diversity and Accessibility:
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.

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.
July 1, 2021 or shortly thereafterMarch 31, 2021, 11:59pm EST
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Teaching Assistant Positions

Teaching assistant (TA) positions become available every semester.

Course Title & NumberNumber of PositionsStart-End DateApplication Closing Date
None currently available

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

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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. Jill Cameron (jill.cameron@utoronto.ca), 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

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