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Assistant Professor
Physical and Occupational Therapist Assistant, Therapist Assistant Program,
Department of Allied Health and Human Performance
Faculty of Health & Community Studies

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).

The Physical Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapist Assistant, Therapist Assistant program is a highly successful two-year diploma program at MacEwan University that prepares graduates to work collaboratively with other professionals in the physical and occupational therapy field.

The Physical Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapist Assistant, Therapist Assistant program in the Faculty of Health and Community Studies invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong teaching skills, proficiency in clinical practice, a commitment to providing strong patient care for people with physical health problems, a passion for teaching undergraduate students, and a willingness to engage in service to the program, university and community. Applicants will have knowledge in adult learning theory, curriculum design, and the capacity to teach in multiple learning environments. A focus on maintaining excellence in the Therapist Assistant program, supporting curriculum review and innovation, supporting opportunities for research and maintaining strong links with the professional association bodies, accrediting bodies, field placement sites, and the community is a key role of this position.

Preferred candidates must hold a Masters degree (MScPT) and have a minimum of 5 years of practice as a registered physical therapist. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching at the post-secondary level.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and academic transcripts. Three letters of reference, quoting the competition number and candidate name, should be sent directly from referees to careers@macewan.ca.

Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to submit a statement of their teaching philosophy, provide evidence of content expertise, along with the capacity to engage in scholarly activity. Successful applicants will be required to complete a 30-minute teaching demonstration in addition to the interview. A teaching topic will be provided once candidates are short-listed.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Cassie Prochnau, Department Chair, Department of Allied Health and Human Performance at prochnauc@macewan.ca
A review of applications will begin in mid-January 2018.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Tenure Track
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing Date Open until suitable candidate is found.
Competition No. 17.10.230

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