Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs

Assistant Professor of Teaching (Tenure Track) Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full‐time position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching (Tenure Track).

The UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is home to 16 academic faculty members, nine administrative and technical support staff members, and approximately 300 clinical faculty and associate members. The Department’s mission is to create, inspire and uphold a scholarly community that contributes to the health of individuals and communities through research on occupation and education programs for occupational therapy students, health professionals, and scientists. Through the continued support of its academic, clinical, student, and alumni community, the Department strives to realize its vision of “health and participation for all.”

Reporting to the Head of the UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, the incumbent will engage in teaching both theory and clinical practice skills courses using diverse methods and online learning tools, participate in course planning, lead curriculum development, and engage in student evaluation in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program. The incumbent will participate in administrative and service activities, including departmental and university committees and representation in the community.

This position will be located at the UBC Point Grey Campus in Vancouver to work with students, staff and faculty involved in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT).

The successful applicant must be registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTBC) and be a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – BC (CAOT-BC). The incumbent will demonstrate evidence of ability and commitment to teaching, and the promise of educational leadership. The successful applicant will have experience in teaching within educational and practice settings, and have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. Applicants with academic administrative experience are preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications, including curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three referees who can speak to the candidate’s professional and creative work, teaching, practice competencies, and administrative abilities should be submitted online or sent to:

Susan Forwell, PhD, OT, FCAOT Professor & Head
Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy,
Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is September 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’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. |