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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia

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  • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia

    The Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a primary research focus in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

    The Department of Physical Therapy is currently comprised of 14 full-time faculty members, including one Endowed Chair and 3 Canada Research Chairs, over 100 clinical faculty and 11 support staff. There are 160 professional entry-level students in the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program, as well as 36 graduate students and 13 postdoctoral research fellows supervised by department faculty. The department has a strong research culture with approximately $3 million of Primary Investigator grant funding from 2016-17. Physical Therapy faculty members have research affiliations with hospital-based institutes including Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Providence Health Care Research Institute, University-based centres and institutes, as well as many other collaborative opportunities.

    Responsibilities of this position will include research and scholarly activity, teaching in the MPT program, teaching and supervision of graduate students, and academic service contributions. The successful candidate must have completed a doctoral degree in a field relevant to Physical Therapy. They will demonstrate evidence of strong potential in research, capability of providing instruction at the various levels in his or her discipline, and have a commitment to service. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to the teaching of the clinical components of the MPT curriculum as well as the overall clinical research within the Department.

    A letter of application, accompanied by 1) a detailed curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of teaching, and 3) names of three references should be directed to:
    Dr. Michael Hunt
    Department of Physical Therapy
    212 - 2177 Wesbrook Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
    Email: with subject line: Assistant Professor position

    Review of applications will begin August 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date for this position is January 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.