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Part-Time Academic- PHYT 6118 Integrated Practice I - Winter/Spring 2024

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Position Title Part-Time Academic- PHYT 6118 Integrated Practice I - Winter/Spring 2024
Posting Number PTAP2337P
Department/Unit Physiotherapy
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities
WORK ASSIGNMENT: PHYT 6118.8 – Integrated Practice I (April 15 to June 14, 2024 inclusive of Exam Period)

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Numerous instructors are required to assist the Course Professor by teaching content in the Health Equity components of this second year MScPT course. The overall learning outcomes of the course are focused on the necessary, advanced level skills and behaviours for development, use and evaluation of client-centered, evidence-based physiotherapy services across the continuum of care, and across the lifespan, among diverse communities.
In the Health Equity component of the course, students explicitly explore the historical trauma and impacts of racism, discrimination and colonialism on health and wellness, combined with the implications for physiotherapy practices and policies. The focus in this series is on learning about the Black Canadian community, particularly the history and unique experience of African Nova Scotians (Part 1), and on learning about the history and unique experiences of Indigenous People, including the Mi’kmaq (Part 2). Learning outcomes include: knowledge of colonialism as a root cause of inequities; knowledge and skills to help address health inequities experienced by members of these communities at personal, institutional and population levels; knowledge and skills for the ability to co-develop health-promoting programs through two-eyed seeing; and knowledge and skills for development and provision of inclusive, client-/community-centered physiotherapy practices and policies. 
The Health Equity classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 1:00 – 2:30pm, supplemented by asynchronous learning activities using on-line platforms such as Microsoft TEAMs and/or Brightspace. 
Instructors will be assigned to specific classes and learning activities based on availability and content expertise, which will be detailed in the letter of appointment.
Description of the duties:
o Teach designated topics, aligning learning activities, resources, and assessments with learning objectives
o Contribute to formative or summative assessment of student learning in designated course topics
o Promote a professional environment for safe and effective student learning.

Qualifications/Requirements of Position
Candidates must have a record demonstrating expertise in teaching about historical trauma and health impacts of racism, discrimination and colonialism on health and wellness, plus strong expertise in promoting inclusion, equity and accessibility in post-secondary education and/or health care settings. Expertise and experience specific to the history and unique experiences of African Nova Scotians, and/or to the history and unique experience of Indigenous Peoples, including the Mi’kmaq, is required. A Master’s degree and/or advanced continuing education courses is preferred, along with expertise and experience in promoting inclusion, equity and accessibility in the context of client-/community-centered physiotherapy practices and policies
Salary Range/Pay Rate In accordance with CUPE agreement
Additional Information
All offers of employment as a Part-Time Academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrollment in the course and approval by the University.

Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please
Posting Detail Information

Term of appointment April to June 2024
Open Date 03/01/2022
Close Date 02/27/2024
Open Until Filled
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents