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Assistant Professor - Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation

University of British Columbia

Job Category
Faculty Bargaining
Job Title
Assistant Professor, tenure-track
Department of Physical Therapy | Faculty of Medicine | Provost and VP Academic (Alexander Scott)
Posting End Date
February 11, 2024
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

Job End Date
The expected salary for this position is $130,000 per annum and the Faculty of Medicine is committed to offering equitable salaries, taking into consideration the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate as well as their years in rank. At UBC, in addition to a competitive salary, a generous benefits package as well as a highly valued pension plan and supportive leaves are included. For more information about the various Faculty Benefits Packages available at UBC, please visit: The successful candidate will also have access to a comprehensive range of services, resources and career development opportunities. For more information, please visit:

The Department of Physical Therapy at The University of British Columbia (UBC), along with its partner, the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI), invite applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, in the field of cardiovascular exercise physiology and rehabilitation. This position will be based at St. Paul’s Hospital.

This position is located within a healthcare 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 Department of Physical Therapy is currently comprised of 15 full-time faculty members, including one Endowed Chair and 4 Canada Research Chairs, over 100 clinical faculty and 22 support staff. There are 260 professional entry-level Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) students, 58 graduate students and 16 postdoctoral research fellows. The Department has a strong research culture with approximately $5 million of Primary Investigator grant funding in 2020-21. Physical Therapy faculty members have research affiliations with hospital-based institutes including Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (, Providence Research (, university-based centres and institutes (, as well as many other collaborative opportunities.

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 the practice of the profession. The three core streams of the program are musculoskeletal, neuro, and cardiorespiratory theory and practice.

The HLI ( is situated at the St. Paul’s Hospital campus of UBC and is home to over 40 Principal Investigators (PIs) from UBC and Simon Fraser University. HLI has 50,000 square feet of lab space and direct access to patients and patient biospecimens, including cardiovascular and pulmonary tissues samples, which are housed in well-curated and phenotyped biobanks. The HLI is looking to expand its growing team of PIs specializing in clinical exercise physiology, cardiorespiratory physiology, pulmonary rehabilitation, and cardiac rehabilitation.

Reporting to the Head of the UBC Department of Physical Therapy, the successful candidate will develop an independent research program related to cardiovascular exercise physiology and/or cardiac rehabilitation and will contribute teaching and service to the Department of Physical Therapy, as well as provide mentorship and training to, graduate, and postgraduate learners.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a field relevant to physical therapy (ie. exercise and movement science, rehabilitation medicine, physiology, etc). A minimum of one year of Postdoctoral experience is required. Being eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Canada is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of ability in teaching and will be expected to participate in the graduate and postgraduate teaching activities of the unit. The incumbent will also show demonstrated ability in scholarly activity and will 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. 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.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit your application online at: An application package should include a letter of application outlining the applicant’s research and teaching interests, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Please also provide a brief statement (1-2 pages) of the applicant’s current or planned contributions to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in academic, professional, or community contexts.

Should you have any queries about this position, please contact Human Resources Manager at

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2025 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

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, and is essential to fostering an outstanding work environment. 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 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 who are short-listed. Please contact Maria via email at

To learn more about UBC’s Center for Workplace Accessibility, visit the website here

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.

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.

The UBC Vancouver Campus and the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of thexʷm əθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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.