Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs

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

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

The UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is home to 18 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 OSOT, the successful candidate will engage in teaching both theory and clinical practice skills courses using diverse methods and online learning tools, participate in course planning, support curriculum development, and engage in student evaluation in the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program delivered at the MOT Surrey Campus. As the Fieldwork Lead for the Fraser region, the successful candidate will carry out placement site development, provision of workshops, program evaluation and build capacity within the MOT Program in the Fraser Region, and fieldwork education under the direction of the Associate Head, Fieldwork and Clinical Affairs. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in administrative activities, provide representation in departmental and university committees, collaborate with other programs and departments and be active in service to the department, University and the broader academic and professional community. The position will be required to travel to the Point Grey Campus, Vancouver and to rural communities in British Columbia.

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree, 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). Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. degree. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach with a commitment to teaching at the graduate level, and the promise of educational leadership. Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience as a fieldwork educator, have taught within both educational and practice settings, and have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in academic administration.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier 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

Email: Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2022 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 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.

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