The Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University is seeking a Clinician Educator to lead and teach in the Sport and Exercise Medicine field (for physiotherapists and physicians) of the Advanced Health Care Practice (AHCP) graduate program and to be Professional Practice Lead and Clinician at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic. This appointment will be a 2-year externally-funded faculty position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, renewal upon successful review. The successful candidate will be appointed in the School of Physical Therapy within the Faculty of Health Sciences (uwo.ca/fhs/pt/) and the Physiotherapy Department of the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic (fowlerkennedy.com/services/physiotherapy/). Rank and salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2021, or as negotiated.
The School of Physical Therapy (uwo.ca/fhs/pt/) is a research-intensive unit that offers, or participates in, innovative professional and graduate programs. The AHCP graduate program is the first of its kind in Canada, offering a one-year (three- term) course-based master’s program for experienced health professionals to obtain graduate-level education in a clinical specialty (uwo.ca/fhs/programs/ahcp/index.html). This master’s-level program uses a variety of approaches to teaching and learning, and links advanced clinical practice to critical appraisal of research evidence and the application of knowledge to practice. The Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic is recognized locally and internationally as a leader in sport and exercise medicine, with long-standing and internationally renowned fellowship programs in orthopedic surgery, primary care and physiotherapy. Founded in 1974 by the late Dr. Jack Kennedy and Dr. Peter Fowler, the Clinic was initially established to provide care for varsity athletes at Western University. Today the Clinic is a large sport medicine centre offering a multi-disciplinary approach to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sport injuries for active individuals from recreational to elite athletes. The Clinic is a dynamic center for patient care, research, and education through collaborative partnerships with leaders in healthcare, academia, and the private sector.
Candidates must be a physiotherapist who: 1) has completed a masters and/or doctoral degree in a related field; 2) has advanced level clinical practice expertise in sport and exercise medicine; 3) has excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; 4) is registered with, or is eligible for registration with, the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario; 5) has accomplishment in remote/online teaching and student engagement with online content; and 6) has demonstrated understanding of and experience in intra and interprofessional practices and education. The successful applicant will show evidence of contributing to equity, diversity and inclusion in academia and/or clinical practice. Preference will be given to candidates with previous university-based teaching and curriculum development experience, and experience working in a multidisciplinary sport medicine setting. The selected appointee will demonstrate a capability to practice and teach advanced clinical practice in inter-professional sport and exercise medicine.
Western University, with its affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes, including Western’s Bone and Joint Institute (boneandjoint.uwo.ca), ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. Educational and research programs are supported through excellent relationships with health care and community agencies in the city and region. Support for research development is available through the Schools, the Faculty, and University. The University also offers programs to enhance teaching excellence through the Centre for Teaching and Learning (teaching.uwo.ca).
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 in order to better serve our communities.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a complete application package, as a single PDF file, containing the following:
• Application for Full-time Position (https://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf)
• Cover letter that outlines their interest and qualifications for the role, and a statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in relation to their teaching and research
• Curriculum vitae
• Brief statement of teaching experience, any research accomplishments, and career plans
• Names and contact information of three academic referees
The application package can be submitted via email to:
Dr. Alison Rushton, Appointments Committee Chair School of Physical Therapy
Faculty of Health Sciences Western University London ON N6A 5B9
The deadline for receipt of applications is June 18, 2021.
Please quote HS-227 on all correspondence.
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 Dr. Alison Rushton, firstname.lastname@example.org