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Assistant Professor, Probationary, Teaching Scholar Track in Advanced Health Care Practice

Western University
London, Ontario (CA)
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Apr 25, 2023

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Scholar Track in Advanced Health Care Practice (AHCP)

The Faculty of Health Sciences Western University, invites applications for a probationary Teaching Scholar appointment, effective July 1, 2023, or as negotiated.  This probationary appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor and will lead to consideration of continuing status and promotion to Associate Professor, Teaching Scholar at the end of the probationary period (maximum 6 years). The workload for the Teaching Scholar is 60% teaching, 20% educational scholarship, and 20% service.  The successful candidate will be appointed in one of the six Schools within the Faculty (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health Studies, Kinesiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy), depending on the applicant's area of teaching, scholarship, and discipline.


The first program of its kind in Canada, the Advanced Health Care Practice is a Faculty-wide one-year (three terms) course-based master's program that uses primarily online education, supplemented with in-person hands on residency periods, where appropriate.  The AHCP program offers two degrees and eight Fields of study: a Master of Health Sciences in 1) Health Equity and Sustainability or 2) Applied Health Sciences; and a Master of Clinical Science in 1) Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, 2)  Interprofessional Pain Management, 3) Clinical Epidemiology and Research Management, 4) Wound Healing, 5) Sport and Exercise Medicine, or 6) Upper Extremity Rehabilitation.  The program is interprofessional, based on adult and active learning principles, and consolidates learning through experiential capstone projects with community partners. Western is deeply committed to the scholarship of education through its Centre for Teaching and Learning, Centre for Educational Research & Innovation and the Health Professional Education Field in our Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program.


The successful candidate will hold a PhD, or equivalent, and have a background related to at least one of the Schools in FHS.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated 1) excellence and varied experiences in online teaching, 2) enthusiasm for quality and innovative educational practices, 3) a track record of educational scholarship that includes peer-reviewed publications, and national/international exposure through conference presentations or the development of open educational resources, as examples. Evidence of educational leadership would be beneficial.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to contribute substantively to an inclusive and diverse academic community.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach online and face-to-face mainly at the graduate level but also at the undergraduate level; contribute to course and curriculum development; participate in relevant educational scholarly activities, including the acquisition of funding and dissemination of scholarship; and engage in service to the School and the Faculty of Health Sciences. In short, the successful candidate will be an academic with demonstrated teaching and educational scholarly activity, creativity, and leadership ability. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.


Interested applicants are invited to submit a complete application package, as a single PDF file, containing the following:


  • Application for Full-time Faculty Position Form Cover letter that outlines their interest, fit with the AHCP program and FHS, and qualifications for the role Curriculum vitae Teaching Dossier (inclusive of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence and experience with teaching strategies and innovations) Statement of educational scholarly accomplishments, program of educational scholarship with a proposed five-year plan (in keeping with a 20% workload). Statement on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization in relation to their scholarship, teaching and/or service. Names and contact information of three academic referees.

The application package can be submitted via email to:


Dr. S. Jayne Garland


Search Committee Chair


Western University


Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Room 200


1151 Richmond St. N.


London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7




The deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2023.

Please quote number HS-252 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 Wanda Chebott at



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.

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