Job Category
Faculty Bargaining

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Teaching

Department of Physical Therapy | Faculty of Medicine | Provost and VP Academic (Alexander Scott)

Posting End Date
April 30, 2023

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career.​​​​​​

The Department of Physical Therapy, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching (tenure track). This position will primarily be based at the distributed Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program site in Victoria, BC, at one of the UBC Faculty of Medicine affiliated institutions, the University of Victoria (UVIC).

The Department of Physical Therapy’s key coursework activity relates to the training of students to become practicing Physical Therapists. The Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program is rigorous and scholarly while delivering a high standard of instruction and creative opportunities for learning, which provides students with a strong foundation to support practice of the profession. The three core streams of the program are musculoskeletal, neuro, and cardio-vascular theory and practice. Clinical Education is a key element of the MPT program. The MPT program is distributed to Vancouver Island in part to address Physical Therapy retention and recruitment issues in this rapidly growing area of the province. The Department also provides leadership in Physical Therapy research and the translation of novel research outcomes into best practices in this field of healthcare.

Reporting to the Head of the UBC Department of Physical Therapy, the successful candidate will be actively engaged in teaching within the MPT Program, and provide mentorship and training to graduate learners. The incumbent will also have a coordination role as Site Co-lead for the program. The incumbent will contribute to providing innovative clinical education programming and provide support for clinical faculty related to their clinical teaching role. This position involves working with students, faculty, clinicians, and academics across the University, clinical sectors, and BC professional organizations (e.g., the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia, and the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia).

The position will also participate in relevant service activities within the University and provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other programs and departments and be highly engaged in educational leadership activities including curriculum development and innovation, and other teaching and learning initiatives. Major activities will include but are not restricted to the following:

  • Teaching, course coordination and distributed clinical site lead responsibilities within the MPT Program;
  • Providing content and expertise to inform program curriculum development and evaluation, within the appointee’s area of practice.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A minimum of a degree in Physical Therapy, and preferably a post-graduate Masters in Physical Therapy or a related discipline (education, clinical or research);
  • Previous clinical teaching experience with Physical Therapy or other health professional students;
  • Demonstrated evidence of ability and commitment to teaching, and promise of educational leadership;
  • A minimum of five years of clinical practice experience as a Physical Therapist with experience in a relevant physical therapy area;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal abilities, and strong technology enhanced learning and computer skills.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit your application online at: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs. An application package should include a letter of application outlining the applicant’s research and teaching interests, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness and the names of three references. Please also provide a brief statement (1-2 pages) that describes any current or planned engagements and contributions made to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in academic (research/scholarship, teaching/learning), professional (non-academic or clinical work), or community (local, national, international community-based) contexts.

Applications should be submitted via UBC’s Workday portal and addressed to:

Dr. Alex Scott

Head, Department of Physical Therapy

218-2177 Wesbrook Mall

Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3

Should you have any queries around this position, please contact Andrea Hardaker, Administrative Manager at andrea.hardaker@ubc.ca.

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2024 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students, and is essential to fostering an outstanding work environment. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career.

The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce. An inclusive work environment presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning, and decision-making modes. Within this hiring process we will make efforts to create an inclusive and equitable process for all candidates (including but not limited to people with disabilities).  Confidential accommodations are available on request for applicants who are short-listed. Please contact Maria Yap at maria.yap@ubc.ca.

To learn more about UBC’s Center for Workplace Accessibility, visit the website here https://hr.ubc.ca/CWA.

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The Faculty – comprised of approximately 2,200 administrative support, technical/research and management and professional staff, as well approximately 650 full-time academic and over 10,000 clinical faculty members – is composed of 19 academic basic science and/or clinical departments, three schools, and 24 research centres and institutes. Together with its University and Health Authority partners, the Faculty delivers innovative programs and conducts research in the areas of health and life sciences. Faculty, staff and trainees are located at university campuses, clinical academic campuses in hospital settings and other regionally based centres across the province.

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