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Assistant Professor of Teaching (Tenure Track)

Job Category: Faculty Bargaining
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Teaching (Tenure Track)
Department: Department of Physical Therapy | Faculty of Medicine | Provost and VP Academic (Susan Murphy)
Posting End Date: May 31, 2021
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia (UBC), invites applications for the full-time position of an Assistant Professor of Teaching (Tenure Track). This position will primarily be based at the Point Grey Campus.

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 northern BC, in part to address Physical Therapy retention and recruitment issues in northern and rural areas. The Department also provides leadership in Physical Therapy research and the translation of novel research outcomes into best practices in this field of health care.

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 hold a leadership role as Associate Head, Clinical Education, in the MPT program (including the distributed sites). The incumbent will develop and provide leadership for innovative clinical education programming and provide support for clinical faculty related to their clinical teaching role. This position involves working with students, faculty, clinicians, academics across the University and clinical sectors, and BC professional organizations (e.g., Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia and the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia).

Responsibilities will include, but are not be restricted to, the following:
- Teaching and course coordination, which may include overseeing course curriculum, providing course materials, and conducting course evaluation.
- 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 post-graduate degree, preferably a post-graduate Master of Physical Therapy or in a related discipline (clinical or research);
- Previous clinical teaching experience with Physical Therapy or other health professional students;
- Previous teaching experience, preferably within a university Physical Therapy program;
- Demonstrated leadership skills in either a clinical or educational setting;
- A minimum of five years of clinical practice experience as a Physical Therapist with experience in a relevant core physical therapy area; and
- 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. A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references should be directed to:

Sue Murphy
Department Head, Department of Physical Therapy
218-2177 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
sue.murphy@ubc.ca

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2021 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s entrepreneurial spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. UBC encourages its students, staff, and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery, and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

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 11,000 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.