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Assistant or Associate Professor of Teaching (Tenure Track)

University of British Columbia

The School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Teaching (tenure track). Appointment at the Associate Professor of Teaching level may be with tenure for appropriate candidates.

The UBC Faculties of Medicine and Applied Science have partnered to create the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering. The School 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. Its vision is to transform health care outcomes through unconstrained exploration of the best possible integrative solutions across engineering, medicine, and biology. Through collaborative, innovative, and interdisciplinary approach and building on UBC academic and research excellence, the School of Biomedical Engineering aspires to be a global leader in biomedical engineering research, education and translation. For more information about the School of Biomedical Engineering, please visit

This position provides the rare opportunity to pursue a career focused on excellence in teaching, curriculum design and other aspects of educational leadership in the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering. This position is specifically focused on experiential learning for our students. We are particularly looking for leadership in the development and implementation of laboratory-based instruction, and optimizing experiential aspects of our design courses, prototyping facilities and other modules that span the breadth of our curriculum. The successful candidate will engage in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in a vibrant and growing collaborative teaching and learning community. The ideal candidate will teach a range of Biomedical Engineering (BME) subject areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, commensurate with expertise, and focus on providing our students with hands-on skills and experiential education related to BME across molecular and physiological scales. Example areas where these opportunities exist include systems physiology, biomaterials, biological systems and signals, biomechanics, systems and synthetic biology, computational biology, and biological imaging. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other programs and departments and be highly engaged in educational leadership activities including curriculum development, laboratory and design course development and implementation, pedagogical innovation, and other teaching and learning initiatives. The position will also participate in relevant service activities within the University and provide service to the academic profession.

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering or a related area, experience teaching biomedical engineering or bioengineering at a post-secondary level, with evidence of being able to integrate engineering and biological fundamentals in course development and delivery. Applicants must have demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching, and promise of educational leadership. A Canadian professional engineering (P.Eng.) licence or eligibility to obtain a PEng is a requirement. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement (up to 5 pages), evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations) and a statement describing your experience working with and supporting a diverse student body and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion on campus or within your discipline. Your application should include the names and contact information for three referees (if applying at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching) or four arm’s length referees (if applying at the rank of Associate Professor of Teaching), who can speak to your teaching and administrative abilities. Please submit your application online at (posting ID:JR 641)

Review of Applications will begin on January 25th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 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’ 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 Of Medicine - 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.

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 over 300 full-time faculty members and more than 8,600 students.

The Faculty of Applied Science comprises a unique constellation of disciplines and is committed to creating lasting change by discovering and applying knowledge. Our core purpose is to discover, design, and innovate, provide unwavering top-tier education, and champion a community of responsible professionals devoted to serving a thriving, sustainable and healthy society. Our work and the professional disciplines we represent span the entire human-centred built environment. We represent innovation at all scales from nanoscale electronic devices that power communications to the design of entire cities.

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.