Instructor I, Tenure Track

The UBC Midwifery Program in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Instructor I, tenure track. This position is based in Vancouver, BC.

UBC’s Midwifery Program was established in 2002 and is the sole undergraduate education program for midwifery in British Columbia. A bridging program for internationally educated midwives was introduced in 2015. The Midwifery Program resides within the Department of Family Practice in the Faculty of Medicine. The Midwifery Program offers a four-year entry to practice baccalaureate program. The faculty is well known for their outstanding accomplishments in knowledge generation and translation related to educational technologies, home birth, international engagement, service to vulnerable populations, and humanities in the health sciences. The student population consists primarily of mature students with previous degrees in a wide range of fields. Graduates are well-respected and currently practice in both rural and urban areas of British Columbia and throughout Canada. Many practicing midwives in British Columbia contribute to the education of students as clinical faculty. The student body currently comprises 80 undergraduate and 8 bridging students.

The position will support the teaching needs of the Midwifery Program by developing and delivering curriculum in traditional classroom, seminar, and flexible delivery (i.e., distance) formats. The ability to teach a variety of courses within the program will be considered essential. The position will also participate in relevant service activities within the University.

The successful candidate will have a Masters or PhD (preferred) in a relevant field and/or equivalent teaching and clinical experience, have demonstrated excellence and commitment to teaching, and show a promise of educational leadership and innovation. Applicants should provide the Department with evidence of ability in teaching and community/clinical service. Applicants must also be registered as a midwife or be eligible for registration with the College of Midwives of British Columbia.

Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a letter stating teaching and clinical interests, and a teaching dossier should be directed to:

Attn: Claire Bane
UBC Department of Family Practice
#320 – 5950 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Email: with the subject line: Midwifery Instructor position.

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

Anticipated starting date of this position: September 1, 2017 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.