Nova Scotia

Director of the School of Physiotherapy

Dalhousie University invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Physiotherapy, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health, with the appointment expected to take effect July 1, 2019. The associated academic appointment is expected to be tenure stream at the rank of Associate or Full Professor depending on qualifications.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent research degree) in a relevant discipline and be eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in research and academic administrative leadership, with experience in ensuring high quality educational programs, vigorous and creative research, and scholarship. The position of Director will provide academic, research and administrative leadership in accordance with the principles of academic governance and is responsible for fiscal and human resources administration. The position of Director will promote excellence in research, education, and professional activity; success in establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with stakeholders internal and external to the University is also essential. Teaching achievement, an externally funded research program, and/or a substantial contribution to physiotherapy through scholarship that advances the discipline of physiotherapy is essential.

Successful candidates may pursue a program of funded research. Experience in a previous academic appointment in a School/Department of Physiotherapy with a graduate education program is desirable, as is interest in and experience with developing interprofessional collaboration and interdisciplinary research initiatives.

The Director reports to the Dean of the Faculty of Health and provides academic, research and administrative leadership in accordance with the principles of academic governance and is responsible for administrative and financial matters.

The School of Physiotherapy is one of 10 units within the Faculty of Health, committed to achieving five strategic directions including engaging in transformational teaching and learning, growth of the research enterprise, fostering citizenship, cultivating partnerships and mobilizing supports for innovation. The Faculty of Health is home to one of the largest number of health professions programs at a Canadian University, including 11 masters level and two doctoral level research training programs (Faculty of Health Research: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/health/research.html). The School of Physiotherapy is committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and populations through our physiotherapy programming, collaborative research and strong community partnerships. Further details about the School of Physiotherapy, its faculty, research and academic programs can be found at the School website https://www.dal.ca/faculty/health/school-of-physiotherapy.html

Located in the beautiful harbour city of Halifax, Dalhousie University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. It is a research-intensive university with strong research programs in diverse disciplines including health, medicine, law and business and is affiliated with many of Atlantic Canada’s major hospitals and community agencies.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Applications for the position should include:
a) a statement of interest in the position
b) an overview of the applicant’s strengths and suitability.
c) recent examples of academic, research, and management experience
d) a full curriculum vitae.

Applications must also include a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/respect.

To learn more please contact Nick Little or Laura Godsoe at 1.902.422.1542, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.

To guarantee consideration of your application, please apply by March 18, 2019.

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