Assistant Professor of Teaching (Tenure Track), The University of British Columbia
Applications are invited for the full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Teaching for the new undergraduate degree program, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPSc). The successful candidate will work primarily with other pharmaceutical sciences educators to teach in a variety of settings within our Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences program.
Applicants should possess a PhD degree (or equivalent) in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology or related scientific discipline and have relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Post-doctoral training will be considered an advantage, especially within biotechnology or related (e.g. personal care product) industries including regulatory affairs. Pedagogical training will be also be considered an advantage and preference will be given to applicants who have participated in the development of academic courses and/or programs.
Responsibilities include the following:
- Create learning activities for case-based and seminar courses including the design, delivery and evaluation of written and practical assessments and examinations. Specifically including the design, delivery, administration and coordination of:
- the Pharmaceutical Cases courses in Years 3 and 4 (PHAR 370, 470), integrating knowledge and skills from introductory BPSc courses to problem solve authentic case studies and integrated problems of increasing complexity.
- the Pharmaceutical Topics and Communication Seminar in Years 2, 3, and 4 (PHAR 280, 380, 480), developing skills and concepts for planning, delivering, and critiquing a scientific seminar using topics in the pharmaceutical sciences.
- other courses as required during development of the degree program and/or determined through on-going continuous quality improvement of the delivered program.
- Meet with students experiencing challenges and develop action plans for remediation, as necessary.
- Train, supervise, and oversee performance of teaching assistants.
- Collaborate with other BPSc course coordinators, administrative staff and others in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Faculty of Science for program related activities. This could include, but is not limited to, assisting in assessing and evaluating changing curricular needs within the BPSc program and offering perspectives for improvement.
- 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.
- Communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, with students, other Faculty members, and staff on a regular basis.
- Organize and participate in Faculty, University and student-run activities for BPSc students and other Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences students.
- Represent the Faculty at student recruitment and/or community outreach events.
- Create and maintain a respectful and inclusive environment.
- Other duties as assigned by the BPSc Program Director and/or the Associate Dean, Academic
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. 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).
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is located in a state-of-the-art $150-million, 23,000-square-metre facility on UBC's Vancouver campus underpinned by world-class infrastructure and equipment. The building also houses one of the Faculty's key partners, adMare BioInnovations (https://www.admarebio.com/).
Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and subject to final budgetary approval. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021 or earlier. Interested individuals are requested to submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and how they qualify you for this position, a curriculum vitae including relevant teaching experience, an abbreviated teaching dossier (5 pages maximum), a statement of your experience and contributions to equity and inclusion (1 page) and the names and contact information of three references to the UBC Careers website at: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Vancouver-Campus/Assistant-Professor-of-Teaching--Tenure-Track-_JR376.
UBC is committed to attracting outstanding faculty members and offers competitive compensation and benefits packages, including support for housing and relocation (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/housing-relocation/fhop/). The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce, and in particular, for its employees with disabilities. An inclusive work environment for employees with disabilities presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized and integrated into current structures, planning and decision-making modes. For information regarding UBC's accommodation and access policies and resources, please visit the Centre for Accessibility website at: https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/student-development-services/centre-accessibility/faculty-and-staff-disabilities.
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.