Director, School of Physical Therapy

Faculty of Health Sciences

Director, School of Physical Therapy

Applications or nominations are invited for the position of Director, School of Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

With its three research chairs, the School of Physical Therapy is a leader in musculoskeletal health and functional mobility which aligns with Western’s institutional research priorities, as well as the strategic plans of the Bone and Joint Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Physical Therapy. The school is home to the MPT and MClSc programs and leads the Physical Therapy Field in the MSc and PhD programs in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Physical Therapy is seeking a visionary director able to inspire research, innovation, and collaboration with a strong communicator to foster a collegial and high performing culture. The director will have a track record of facilitating research performance and a personal record of quality research achievement. A passion for learning and teaching, the capacity to manage change, resources and people, and an excellent ability to work constructively with professional bodies and external stakeholders, including the Hand & Upper Limb Centrd and Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, is also essential.

The preferred candidate will hold a degree in physical therapy and a doctorate in a related discipline, and will possess the qualifications to be appointed to a tenured academic position at the rank of professor. Exceptional candidates with other academic qualifications will be considered.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The effective date of the appointment is July 1, or as negotiated. The term of the director appointment is five years, renewable. Review of applications will begin after Feb. 15.