Job Category
Faculty Bargaining

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Teaching, Tenure Track |

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

Posting End Date
August 17, 2024

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

The expected salary for this position is $120,000.00-$130,0000 per annum.

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 us 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 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 be based at the distributed Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program at the UBC Point Grey Site in Vancouver, BC.

The UBC Department of Physical Therapy’s key coursework relates to the education of students in preparation for practice as Physical Therapists. The Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program is rigorous, scholarly and delivers a high standard of instruction and creative opportunities for learning, with the goal of providing students with a strong foundation for practice in the profession. The MPT program has a unique model of distributed teaching and learning to support the four student cohorts in Vancouver, Prince George, Surrey and Victoria. The expansion of the program aims to address Physical Therapy retention and recruitment issues throughout 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, and supports internationally educated Physical Therapists to prepare for practice in Canada.

Reporting to the Head of the UBC Department of Physical Therapy, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in the MPT Program as well as participate in the ongoing improvement of teaching and learning activities. The successful candidate will be expected to provide mentorship and training to graduate learners, collaborate with other programs and departments, and be engaged in educational leadership activities including curriculum development and innovation, and other teaching and learning initiatives. The successful candidate will also have a service role as the Vancouver Site Lead, Academic. The Site Lead, Academic role will be responsible for the overall administration and direction of the MPT Vancouver site and support the expansion and development of the MPT program as a whole, in alignment with program objectives and national accreditation standards. At the Vancouver site, the Site Lead, Academic will work with the Site Lead, Clinical Education and the Site Manager to ensure a comprehensive and robust educational experience for MPT students. This position involves working with students, faculty, clinicians, and academics across the University and clinical sectors, and the BC professional organizations (e.g., the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia, and the College of Health and Care Professionals of BC). The incumbent will also be expected to provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community. They will work collaboratively in diverse groups to bring forward strategic initiatives for the Department and the Faculty and foster an environment that promotes inclusivity and embodies values of respect, integrity, compassion, collaboration, and equity. Equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice are essential to academic excellence, as well as to fostering an inclusive community for voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged.

The successful candidate will hold an entry-to-practice degree in Physical Therapy and be licensed to practice as a Physical Therapist in Canada. A post-graduate degree in a related discipline (e.g. education, leadership, or research) is an asset. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of ability and commitment to teaching, ideally including previous teaching experience with Physical Therapy or other health professional students, and the promise of educational leadership.

In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with empathy, understanding and, respect of diverse perspectives. Experience in collaborating and bringing forward projects with diverse groups, including colleagues, students, and/or stakeholders, is valued.

This position is located in proximity to a health-care facility. Therefore, this position requires successful verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by the provincial health mandate.

The Faculty of Medicine is committed to offering equitable and competitive salaries, commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate. At UBC, in addition to a generous benefit package and highly valued pension plan, faculty members also have access to a comprehensive range of leaves, services, resources and career development opportunities. For more information, please visit:

Candidates who bring diverse perspectives and lived experiences are encouraged to apply as we strive to enhance diversity, inclusiveness, socio-cultural representation, and perspective of the Department. An application package should include:

  • a letter of application that addresses scholarly, professional and creative work, teaching, administrative service and experience fostering collaboration across partners;
  • a brief statement (1-2 pages) of your current or previous contributions to advancing anti-racism, equity, diversity, decolonization, Indigenization and inclusion in an academic, professional, or community context;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • and names of three references

Applications should be submitted online at (JR#).

Should you have any queries around this position, please contact Human Resources Manager at

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2025 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to employment equity and inclusive excellence, and we welcome applications from candidates belonging to historically, persistently, or systemically marginalized groups: Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, Inuit) Peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women, 2SLGBTQIA+ people, and trans and non-binary people.

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 appreciated, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning, and decision-making modes. Within this hiring process we are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable process for all candidates (including but not limited to people with disabilities). Confidential accommodations are available on request for applicants. Please contact Maria via email at ]If you have any questions regarding accommodations or accessibility during the recruitment and hiring process or for more information and support, please visit UBC’s Centre for Workplace Accessibility website at or contact the Centre at

With gratitude, we acknowledge that the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and its distributed programs, which include four university academic campuses, are located on traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of First Nations Peoples and communities around the province.

Our Vision: To Transform Health for Everyone.

Ranked among the world’s top medical schools with the fifth-largest MD enrollment in North America, the UBC Faculty of Medicine is a leader in both the science and the practice of medicine. Across British Columbia, more than 12,000 faculty and staff are training the next generation of doctors and health care professionals, making remarkable discoveries, and helping to create the pathways to better health for our communities at home and around the world.

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.

UBC – One of the World’s Leading Universities. As one of the world’s leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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