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Instructor Tenure-Track, Physical Therapy

University of British Columbia

The Department of Physical Therapy, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is accepting applications for an Instructor, tenure track position. This position will primarily be based at the distributed Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program site in Prince George, BC, at one of the UBC Faculty of Medicine affiliated institutions , the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).

The Department of Physical Therapy’s key coursework activity relates to the training of students to become practicing Physical Therapists. The 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 northern BC in part to address Physical Therapy retention and recruitment issues in northern and rural areas. It is a provincially funded initiative developed in partnership with UNBC. The Department also provides leadership in Physical Therapy research and the translation of novel research outcomes into best practices in this field of healthcare.

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 UNBC site. This position involves working with students, faculty, clinicians, and academics across the University and clinical sectors, and the BC professional organizations (e.g., Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia, and the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia).

Major activities will include but are not be restricted to the following:
• Teaching, course coordination and distributed teaching 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 (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 core 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 directed to:

Sue Murphy
Department Head, Department of Physical Therapy
218-2177 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is April 1, 2020 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 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.

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.