Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor of Teaching (Tenure Track)

03 Feb 2023
02 Mar 2023
Health Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Job Summary

Applications are invited for four full-time, tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor of Teaching for the Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy (E2P PharmD) program. The successful candidates will report to the Dean,  and will be expected to work with and be accountable to other academic leaders of the Faculty, in a variety of learning environments primarily within our E2P PharmD program.

Applicants should possess a BSc(Pharm) and/or PharmD degree and have relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Pedagogical training and demonstrated educational leadership will be considered an advantage, and preference will be given to applicants who have participated in the development of academic courses and/or programs. Applicants should be comfortable and up to date with current educational technologies. Evidence of contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning is a distinct asset. Applicants should be pharmacy practitioners registered with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Create and coordinate learning activities that may include case-based, modular, and seminar courses as well as the design, delivery, and evaluation of associated written and practical assessments and/or examinations. These may include, but are not limited to:
    • pharmacy practice skills component (Integrated Activities; IA) of the Medication Management Course series (years  1-3, PHRM111-312), integrating knowledge from the module course content and applying  practice skills and attitudes to solve increasingly complex patient case studies and simulations over time and across professional years
    • courses focused on the application of management and leadership principles and skills to pharmacy operations across clinical practice contexts
    • courses highlighting clinical skills including injections training and any future expanded the scope of practice skills training
    • ability to teach the application of knowledge (e.g., clinical reasoning)
    • other courses as required and determined through continuous quality improvement processes and ongoing program growth and development
  • Meet with students experiencing academic challenges and develop action plans for remediation, as necessary.
  • Train, supervise, and oversee performance of teaching assistants.
  • Collaborate with other educational leaders (e.g., course coordinators, module leaders, IA leads, etc), administrative staff and others in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences for program related activities.  This could include, but is not limited to, assisting in assessing and evaluating changing curricular needs within the E2P PharmD program and offering perspectives for improvement; adapting curriculum to incorporate universal learning designs, etc.
  • Awareness of AFPC, NAPRA and all accreditation guidelines and competencies.
  • Establish relationships with external course contributors and partners to foster exchanges between curriculum and pharmacy practice developments.
  • Maintain ongoing faculty and professional development activities in order to implement instructional strategies that contribute to an environment where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, with students, other faculty members, and staff on a regular basis.
  • Work in a collaborative and inclusive manner, fostering equitable experiences and a respectful environment for all staff, faculty, students and key stakeholders.
  • Organize and participate in Faculty, University and student-run activities for E2P PharmD students and other Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences students.
  • Represent the Faculty at student recruitment and/or community outreach events (e.g., admissions events, student mentoring, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean or their designate(s).

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, candidates should familiarize themselves with the expectations for educational leadership as an Assistant Professor of Teaching, as well as for promotion through the educational leadership ranks. In addition to the expectation for scholarly teaching and teaching excellence, the potential for impact beyond the classroom is particularly important. Service to the academic profession, to the University, and to the community is another core duty that will be taken into account. Such service might include: administrative or supervisory work; service on committees, university bodies or other organizations; mentoring activities including for members of Indigenous, racialized, or other historically marginalized groups and other forms of academic, professional, and public service. The most recent Guide to Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Procedures at UBC, in particular, Sections 3 and 5 along with appropriate appendices, provide further information (see https://hr.ubc.ca/sites/default/files/documents/SAC%20Guide.pdf).

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and subject to final budgetary approval. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter outlining qualifications and experience and summarizing how they meet the criteria for this position, a curriculum vitae including relevant teaching experience, an abbreviated teaching dossier (10 pages maximum), a statement of commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion best practices in teaching and scholarship (1 page), and the names and contact information of three references to the UBC Faculty Careers website at: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Vancouver-Campus/Assistant-Professor-of-Teaching--tenure-track-_JR11416. The closing date for applications is March 22, 2023.

The UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is committed to creating an inclusive environment for research and teaching excellence, where differences are recognized, accepted and valued. We acknowledge the impact of systemic discrimination within academia and are committed to dismantle systems of oppression that have led to inequities in representation. Our recruitment practices reflect the goals of increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion within our Faculty. We specifically encourage applicants from historically marginalized groups to apply for this position. We recognize the legitimate impact that systemic discrimination can have on a candidate's record of scholarly achievement and will take this into careful consideration during the assessment process. Accommodations are also available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact pharmsci.hr@ubc.ca.


This posting is for the UBC Vancouver campus in British Columbia, Canada.

Please refer to reference number NC-57005 during correspondence about this position.

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.

About UBC
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.

About UBC's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC enjoys an international reputation for outstanding pharmaceutical sciences research. Across a broad base of collaborative, paradigm-shaping pilot projects, our world-leading researchers generate impactful results that address the pressing health needs of society. Ranked #18 worldwide and #2 in Canada (2020 QS World University Rankings, Pharmacy & Pharmacology) our research focuses on four themes: health outcomes, molecular & systems pharmacology, nanomedicine, and pharmacy education.

About Vancouver
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