Applications Invited for Position of Chair of the Dept of PT, U of T

Applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto for a 5-year term. This tenured position will be at the rank of full professor and is expected to commence on July 1, 2014.

The University of Toronto academic health sciences complex is among the largest in North America. The Faculty of Medicine and its nine fully-affiliated hospitals obtain over C $800 million per annum in research funding. The Department of Physical Therapy is one of four Departments in the University of Toronto’s Rehabilitation Sciences Sector. The Department comprises over 400 faculty and admits 85 students into the MScPT 24-month program each year. The MScPT program has full accreditation by Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC, 2010-16) and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE, 2006-16)—one of only three foreign programs to be accredited by CAPTE.

The first program in Canada, the physical therapy program benefits from a rich clinical and research environment, with most of its professorial faculty cross-appointed to one or more of the 9 academic hospitals and their research institutions fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. Faculty members enjoy strong research collaborations across the University, nationally, and internationally.

In addition to a record of academic excellence, the successful candidate will possess demonstrated leadership, management, communication, and relationship-building skills in education and research. S/he will have comprehensive knowledge of the profession—academically and clinically—and bring a vision for innovative research and education relevant to the future of rehabilitation sciences in health care. S/he will have a sophisticated understanding of collaborative and strategic working relationships and the ability to develop close working relationships with the academic leads in other rehabilitation science disciplines both on campus and in the affiliated hospitals and their research institutes. The individual will bring an interdisciplinary scholarly vision and strategies to build and to sustain effective academic partnerships both within the University of Toronto and with other national and international institutions. S/he will have experience both in alumni relationships building and successful fundraising. The incumbent will demonstrate the potential to lead the Department of Physical Therapy to a new level of recognition
and academic achievement. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested individuals may submit a letter of interest and CV online at Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2013 and will continue until November 16, 2013.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Specialist, at

Please note that the University of Toronto application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB Total) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.