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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Physical Therapy

University of British Columbia, Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Job Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Physical Therapy
Reference Code: 29574
Job Location: Vancouver, BC , British Columbia
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy
Application Closing Date: 7/31/2018
Date Posted: 2018-05-04
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

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

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, 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 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.

Job Requirements

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.

Information and Application Process Instructions

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching, and 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

And also via this website:

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.

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at University of British Columbia and at other institutions of higher education in the region on or or

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Dr. Michael Hunt as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Dr. Michael Hunt
Department of Physical Therapy
212-2177 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver , British Columbia V6T 1Z3

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