Associate/Professor position in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)

University of Manitoba – College of Rehabilitation Sciences

The College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is seeking applications for outstanding candidates for a tenured or tenure-track position in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. AAL includes technology that helps people live independently with dignity.  It also includes human robot interactions, assistive technology, as well as monitoring technology that will help people be remotely connected to the health system or family members with minimum disruption to their lives.

The College of Rehabilitation Sciences consists of three departments: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Respiratory Therapy. It offers professional education programs in each discipline, in addition to a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences and together with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, a PhD in Applied Health Sciences.

The College has a vibrant research program focused primarily in five clusters: people with mobility and physical activity challenges; people with chronic conditions and diseases; Indigenous peoples health; inter-professional collaborative and client-centered education and practice; and education research and scholarship. Three streams were identified that run through each cluster: technology; continuum of health; and issues of living in northern, rural and remote environments. The clusters represent a coalescence of faculty research and researchers around key areas of importance to the College and constituents of the College.

Responsibilities:
This Associate/ Professor Ambient Assisted Living position will be focused on research (75%), with the remaining time to be shared between graduate education and service. The position will be located within the department that is most related to the successful candidate's professional background although it is expected that research will benefit all three departments.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Associate Professor: With a focus on Ambient Assisted Living, the successful applicant will carry out an independent program of research as well as work effectively in research teams; provide leadership and/or participate in development, revision and coordination of leading edge graduate courses; provide high quality teaching and supervision at the graduate level; assist in formulation and implementation of the College's research plans, strategies and objectives; provide research leadership and assist colleagues to increase their research skills and outputs; conduct research and publish academic papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals; obtain and successfully manage research grants. Exceptional candidates at the assistant professor level will be considered.

Qualifications: A PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, other health discipline, computer science or engineering and registration or eligibility for registration with the appropriate licensing or registration body in Manitoba is required. The applicant should possess an established research record in Ambient Assisted Living, assistive technology or health telemonitoring including a number of peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated ability to obtain competitive research grants and establish research networks. There must be evidence of a capacity to build and maintain strong relationships through all levels of professional engagement with partner organizations, and demonstrated ability to supervise graduate students and research projects. Applicants must demonstrate a track record of excellence in teaching, course development and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and a relevant professional background. Applicants for Associate Professor must have evidence of a well-developed and established program of research in ambient assisted living, current, competitive national grant funding, strong publication track record, and an established national reputation.

Professor: With a focus on AAL, the successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate exceptional scholarship in an area, or areas, relevant to ambient assisted living.  The applicant will have a record of distinguished scholarship in research and professional practice as appropriate that includes publication in peer-reviewed journals and professional and/or institutional leadership that has yielded high impact in the health sector.

Qualifications: A PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, other health discipline, computer science or engineering and registration or eligibility for registration with the appropriate licensing or registration body in Manitoba is required. The applicant should possess a distinguished national and international research record in ambient assisted living, assistive technology or health telemonitoring including a number of peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated ability to obtain competitive research grants and establish research networks. There must be evidence of a capacity to build and maintain strong relationships through all levels of professional engagement with partner organizations, and demonstrated ability to supervise graduate students and research projects. Applicants must demonstrate a significant track record of excellence in teaching, course development and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and a relevant professional background. Applicants for Professor must have evidence of a well-developed and established nationally and internationally recognized program of research in ambient assisted living, current, competitive national grant funding, strong publication track record, and an established national reputation.

Additional Information:
Start Date: July 1, 2018 or to be negotiated. Rank and salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. For clarification or information about this position, please contact Reg Urbanowski, Dean of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, by email at Reg.Urbanowski@umanitoba.ca

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The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Closing date for applications is May 1st, 2018, however applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Applications addressing the general qualifications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and contact details of three references should be sent (pdf files preferred) to: Maribel.Abrenica@umanitoba.ca to the attention of Reg Urbanowski, Dean and Chair of the Search Committee.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

At this time, do not click apply to submit your materials online.  Please send your materials to the department contact listed in the ad.