Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs

FACULTY POSITION 2-Year Limited-Term - Lecturer or Assistant Professor School of Occupational Therapy 50% of Full-Time hours


The Faculty of Health Sciences invites applications for a 2-year Limited-Term faculty appointment (50% of Full-Time hours) at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed to the School of Occupational Therapy; one of the six Schools in the progressive Faculty of Health Sciences.

The successful candidate will be required to take an active role in both teaching and service. The candidate will have clinical expertise in the physical determinants of health, as well as experience in mentorship and interprofessional education. This position will also include case development and program evaluation in the new curriculum.

The successful candidate will hold a master or doctoral degree from an entry to practice occupational therapy program and be registered or eligible for registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). Experience leading Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization (EDI-D) initiatives would be an asset. Salary and rank commensurate with experience and qualifications. Additional consideration will be granted for an applicant with proficiency related to Canada’s Indigenous and/or marginalized populations. The anticipated start date of the appointment is July 1, 2022, or as negotiated.

The accredited School of Occupational Therapy is recognized, nationally and internationally, for leadership in occupational therapy and occupational science. The School is committed to the development of occupational therapy as a science-driven, evidenced-informed, and occupation-focused academic discipline with an established masters (MScOT) entry-level professional program. The School has excellent teaching and research facilities as well as clinical and community facilities to support the development of occupational therapy. The School is a major contributor to the MSc and PhD programs in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. In partnership with the Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, the School of Occupational Therapy is the first Canadian program that provides an opportunity to pursue graduate education in Occupational Science and to obtain combined MScOT/PhD degrees.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff, and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth to better serve our communities.

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to submit a complete application package, as a single PDF, containing the following:

  • Application for Full-time Faculty Position Form
  • Cover letter that outlines their interest and qualifications for the role, and a statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in relation to their academic activities
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Teaching dossier
  • Names and contact information of three academic referees

The application package can be submitted via email to:

Dr. Angela Mandich

Director, School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences Western University, London, ON N6G 1H1

c/o Alaina Burke (

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 29, 2022. Please quote number HS-240 on all correspondence.

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Alaina Burke,

Posted on Faculty Relations website February 23, 2022 (#2022-021)