The UBC Faculties of Medicine and Applied Science have partnered to create the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering. The School of Biomedical Engineering will be a nucleus for education and training, research, and innovation in biomedical engineering, creating new knowledge, new academic and training programs, and fostering translation and innovation. Through collaborative, innovative, and interdisciplinary approach and building on UBC academic and research excellence UBC School of Biomedical Engineering aspires to be a global leader in biomedical engineering research, education and translation.
This position provides the rare opportunity to pursue a career focused on excellence in teaching, curriculum design and other aspects of educational leadership in the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering. The successful candidate will engage in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in a collaborative teaching and learning community. The ideal candidate will teach a large subset of the Biomedical Education (BME) subject areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, commensurate with expertise, such as systems physiology, biomaterials, biological systems and signals, biomechanics, systems and synthetic biology, computational biology, biological imaging, including both fundamentals and their application to biomedical problems. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other programs and departments and be highly engaged in curriculum development, course design, pedagogical innovation, and other teaching and learning initiatives. The position will also participate in relevant service activities within the University.
The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in BME or a related area, post-secondary experience teaching BME or bioengineering, with evidence of being able to integrate engineering and biological fundamentals in course development and delivery. Experience in technical communication will also be seen as an asset. Applicants must have demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching, and promise of educational leadership. Eligibility to obtain a PEng is a requirement. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, teaching statement (up to 5 pages), evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations) and names and contact information for three referees who can speak to the candidate’s teaching and administrative abilities should be submitted online to http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php (Job ID: 29282). Review of Applications will begin on May 31, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2019, or upon a date to be mutually agreed.
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.