Canadian Association of University Teacher, Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d'universit�

Canadian Association of University Teachers
Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d'université

CAUT’s online source for professionals looking for a job in higher education or trying to fill a position.

| Print

Lecturer (Part-time) School of Biomedical Engineering

University of British Columbia

The School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, invites applications for a part-time (50%) Lecturer. This position will be for a 1-year term with the possibility for renewal, subject to the availability of funding and demonstrated excellence in teaching and service.

The Faculties of Medicine and Applied Science have partnered to create the SBME, a new flagship entity at UBC, and a top strategic priority for the University and both Faculties. The SBME is a nucleus for education and training, research, and innovation in biomedical engineering, creating new knowledge, new academic and training programs, and fostering translation and innovation. The vision of the School is focused on building health from biology through a robust pipeline of efforts across scales from engineering the molecular structures to implementing novel community based healthcare solutions. The SBME faculty conducts research that advances our fundamental understanding of human biology, and yields technologies and therapies that advance our health and wellbeing.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach, or co-teach, 3 BMEG courses at the first, third, and fourth year undergraduate levels, and teach 1 course at the graduate level. Experience in machine learning is required, including machine learning workshops or courses covering fundamental concepts of deep learning, artificial neural networks, deep neural networks, with applications to biomedical engineering and bioinformatics. Previous experience in teaching bioengineering control systems is also required. Specific course assignments will be determined by the needs of the School and at the discretion of the School Director. In lieu of teaching a course, the successful candidate may be asked to design a new course. In addition to course development and teaching responsibilities, this position is expected to fulfill service duties as assigned by the School Director. For more information about the SBME, please visit

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related discipline, and have a proven record of accomplishment that demonstrates their excellence as an independent teacher. Candidates are expected to have excellent communication skills, and working knowledge of modern teaching methods and supporting tools. Experience with flipped classrooms and other experiential teaching methods, course and laboratory exercise design, and teaching biomechanical engineering and biomedical engineering design is desired in the successful candidate. The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain an EIT, P.Eng., or Eng.L. designation before teaching begins in September 2019.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of academic and teaching interests and accomplishments, and the names and contact information of four referees. Applications must be submitted online on the UBC Careers website. Please do not submit applications by e-mail.

Review of applications will begin August 26, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2019, 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.

UBC Faculty of Medicine 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 9,000 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 Faculty of Applied Science Vision: To provide an unparalleled research and learning environment in which creative minds work together to address today’s greatest challenges in service to society.

The Faculty of Applied Science includes all UBC Engineering activities at both the UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, as well as the Schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Community and Regional Planning and Nursing. The Faculty was one of UBC's three founding faculties, admitting some of the University's first students in engineering in 1915. The Faculty includes about 300 faculty members and more than 8,300 students.

The Faculty of Applied Science holds a prominent place within the UBC community and through its five professions, it has played an important role in shaping our society, both in British Columbia and beyond.

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.