Assistant Professor of Teaching (Tenure Track), Academic Physical Therapy
University of British Columbia
Assistant Professor of Teaching (tenure-track)
Department of Physical Therapy | Faculty of Medicine | Provost and VP Academic (Susan Murphy)
Posting End Date
September 20, 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, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching, tenure track position. This position will primarily be based at the distributed Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program site in the Fraser Valley, BC, a UBC Faculty of Medicine affiliated site.
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 and delivers 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. The MPT program is distributed to the Fraser Valley 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. The incumbent will also have a coordination role as Site Co-lead for the program, contributing to the development and evaluation of the curriculum and program policies at the distributed Fraser Valley site. This position involves working with students, faculty, clinicians, and academics across the University, clinical sectors, and the BC professional organizations (e.g., Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia, and the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia).
Major responsibilities will include but are not be restricted to the following:
Teaching, course coordination and distributed academic 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 teaching and course coordination experience, preferably within a university Physical Therapy program and clinical settings;
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. A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references should be submitted via UBC’s Workday portal and addressed to:
Department Head, Department of Physical Therapy
218-2177 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2022 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.
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