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Assistant Professor of Teaching, tenure track or Associate Professor of Teaching, tenure - BMLSc

University of British Columbia

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 Pathology and Laboratory 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 or Associate Professor of Teaching, tenure.

The UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, is an active, interdisciplinary, and collaborative department that counts over 45 academic Faculty and 300 clinical Faculty, distributed across multiple sites within the province. The Department hosts the undergraduate Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc) Program ( 48 students), a Graduate Program typically counting 65-75 students, as well as a Residency Program (up to 40 residents).

Reporting to the Head of the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching activities of the BMLSc program, collaborate with other programs and departments and to assume the position of Director for the BMLSc Program, and work with and direct the BMLSc Program Coordinator, the Educational Services Manager, and teaching technicians. For over 40 years, the BMLSc Program has provided interdisciplinary and evolving education to diverse cohorts. The highly regarded Program offers courses in Years 3 and 4, that are taught by clinical and academic faculty and laboratory staff. The Program provides a collegial environment for educators, with opportunities for collaboration regarding teaching practices, course design, and educational scholarship.

In addition to overseeing the administration of the BMLSc Program, the successful candidate will be responsible for student recruitment and program promotion, lead its curriculum renewal/update and possible expansion, adapt the program to the changing landscape of laboratory medicine and teaching methodologies. This will require interacting and collaborating with various stakeholders within academia, clinical laboratories, government, or accreditation bodies. They will also explore new program opportunities for BMLSc trainees, participate in course coordination and teaching activities of the program, and provide direct support and mentorship to its undergraduate learners, instructors, and staff. The incumbent will also be expected to provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community. The successful candidate will contribute to fostering 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 have a PhD, MD, or equivalent related experience. Training and/or experience in educational methods, educational leadership, curriculum development and implementation, and student support are assets. The entirety of the candidate’s application package will also be considered.

• If appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching (tenure track), the successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of ability and commitment to teaching and innovation, promise of educational leadership, and direct interactions with students.
• If appointed at the rank of Associate Professor of Teaching (tenure), the successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching, demonstrated educational leadership, involvement in curriculum development and innovation, teaching and learning initiative, and elevated student support.

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 within 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 expected salary range for this position is from $140,000 to $170,000 per annum at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching and $170,000 to $200,000 at the rank of Associate Professor of Teaching. The Faculty of Medicine is committed to offering equitable and competitive salaries, commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate, with flexibility for negotiation. 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 with a detailed curriculum vitae that addresses (i) scholarly, professional and creative work, (ii) teaching and educational leadership (including summary of academic and/ or clinical teaching) curriculum development and innovation, (iii) administrative service and experience fostering collaboration across partners, and (iv) a brief statement 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 teaching dossier with student and peer evaluations attached
• and names of three references for Assistant Professor of Teaching, tenure-track or the names of four arm’s length references for Associate Professor of Teaching, tenure

Applications should be submitted online at:

Should you have any queries around this position, please contact the Human Resource Manager, Hannah Sauve at

Review of applications will begin on July 12, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is July 2, 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 Hannah Sauve 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.