Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs

Faculty Lecturer (Professional), School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

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Position description

The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy is seeking applications for a part-time position (3 days/week) as a member of the Contract Academic Staff at the rank of Faculty Lecturer (Professional) for a one (1) year contract. In collaboration with the Director of the Occupational Therapy Program and Clinical Education team, the candidate will be responsible for coordination and teaching responsibilities associated with four clinical practica courses, providing work disability prevention services to McGill University departments. 

Job Duties

Clinical placement supervision:

  • Supervision of four occupational therapy students during each of the four clinical courses throughout the year. Students provide work disability prevention services to faculty and staff at McGill University. These services include individual ergonomic assessments, department-wide ergonomic consultations, job task analyses, education sessions, and relationship building with stakeholders.

Other teaching duties:

  • Coordinating, supervising and grading office ergonomic assessments completed by Professional Master’s Occupational Therapy students within the OCC1 620: Work and Ergonomics course.

Program development and promotion:

  • Developing resources such as marketing materials and ergonomic education modules.
  • Meeting with department heads around McGill University to secure funding for the project for the 2022-23 academic year.

Administrative responsibilities will include involvement in the Occupational Therapy Program activities and meetings, and service on program, school, national and international committees and professional associations. McGill faculty members are expected to contribute to service activities within their units, the University, and the wider scholarly community. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also expected.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Occupational Therapist, eligible for licensure with the OEQ;
  • Masters degree or higher;
  • Clinical experience as an occupational therapist in a work reintegration setting. Experience with ergonomic assessment and job task analysis is required;
  • Spoken and written English and French;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and clients from departments across McGill University;
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management and creative problem solving skills;
  • Ability to market services to prospective clients within different departments across McGill;
  • Experience in student supervision and mentoring in clinical settings;
  • Ability to work well with an inter-professional team;
  • Competency in Microsoft office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

 Faculty/Department/Unit: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Job Type: Contract Academic Staff ('Academic Contractual')
Rank: Faculty Lecturer
Job Status: Part-time
Length of Appointment: 1- year definite term
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Posting Period:
Please submit your application within 30 days of the publication of this advertisement.

Required Documents:
The following supporting documents are required:

  • cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • names and contact information of three referees

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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