Recruiting: Assistant Professor (tenure track) – Surrey site

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**Timeline extended and start date changed**

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (OSOT), at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track).

Areas of research

Reporting to the Head of the UBC Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, the successful applicant will be expected to build an independent program of funded research in such areas as Mental Health, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, or Community-Based Rehabilitation and foster research in collaboration with colleagues within and beyond the Department.


This position will be located at the Surrey site and will also be required to travel to UBC Point Grey Campus, Vancouver, for teaching, research and departmental responsibilities. The successful candidate will also contribute to the educational programs offered by the Department, supervise graduate students, and participate in University and community activities.

We respectfully acknowledge that the Surrey site is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded shared territories of the q̓ic̓əy̓(Katzie) [kut-zee], q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ [Kwantlen], kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) [kwee-kwet-lum], Semiahmoo [semi-ah-moo] and sc̓əwaθənməsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen) [tsawah-sen] First Nations, and home to the Surrey-Delta Métis Association.


The successful applicant will hold a PhD (post-doctoral training is an asset). The successful candidate will be eligible for registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC), be a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – BC (CAOT-BC), and have expertise in one of the above-mentioned areas of specialization.

Timeline (updated)

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2024, or a date to be mutually agreed upon.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students, and is essential to fostering an outstanding work environment. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career.

The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce. An inclusive work environment presumes an environment where differences are appreciated, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning, and decision-making modes. Within this hiring process we will make efforts to creating an inclusive and equitable process for all candidates (including but not limited to people with disabilities). Confidential accommodations are available on request for applicants who are short-listed.

Download the full job description (pdf)**Updated**

[Previously posted Dec 21, 2023]