Instructor, Part-Time (Two Positions), Physical Therapy
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia | Faculty of Medicine
Instructor, Part-Time (Two Positions) | Department of Physical Therapy
The Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of British Columbia (UBC), seeks outstanding clinicians and academics to fill two openings for Instructor, Part-Time positions. These positions are for an initial one-year term with the possibility of renewal.
The Department of Physical Therapy is located within the Faculty of Medicine. The Department’s key educational activity relates to the training of students to become practicing Physical Therapists. The 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-respiratory theory and practice. 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 candidates will be actively engaged in teaching within the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program, and will contribute to the development and evaluation of the curriculum and program policies. These positions involve 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). Active engagement in teaching within the program and contribution to curriculum development and evaluation are the emphases of these positions.
Main responsibilities for both positions will include but not restricted to:
• Undertaking teaching and course coordination responsibilities within the MPT Program;
• Providing content and expertise to inform program curriculum development and evaluation, within the appointee’s area of practice.
Position 1: Instructor, Part-Time – Expertise in the area of Professionalism
• Applicants with knowledge and expertise in teaching professionalism and/or an interest in developing and teaching the professionalism curriculum are preferred.
Position 2: Instructor, Part-Time – Expertise in the area of Pain
• Applicants should be familiar with the theory and application of pain science in the physical therapy context;
• Applicants with an interest and expertise in developing pain curriculum are particularly encouraged to apply.
The successful candidates will have:
• 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 experience preferably within a university Physical Therapy program which includes clinical supervision of physical therapy students;
• Demonstrated evidence of ability and commitment to teaching;
• A minimum of five years of clinical practice experience as a Physical Therapist with experience in a relevant physical therapy area;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal abilities, and strong technology enhanced learning and computer skills.
Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references should be directed to:
Department Head, Department of Physical Therapy
212 - 2177 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
Subject Line: Part-Time Instructor Professionalism, or Part-Time Instructor Pain
Review of applications will begin January 31, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2019.
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and 3rd largest university in Canada with an economic impact of 12.5 billion to the provincial economy. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages 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. 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.
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 will be given priority.