Become a Clinical Faculty Member

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Our ever-growing team of clinical faculty members are clinicians who hold an unpaid, part-time appointment at UBC.

Clinical faculty are primarily engaged in the practice of their professions outside the university, but work with us to teach or train students in a specific, professional skill or specialization. Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy clinical faculty must be active, registered members of COTBC.

We currently have approximately 350 appointed clinical faculty members, with many from all regions of BC and who reside outside of the Vancouver area.

All have become an important part of our vibrant community of practitioners, researchers and students and learning ecosystem.


  • Personal Satisfaction: Contribute to the profession and shape your future colleagues
  • Professional Development: Develop new and existing instructor skills and strengthen your clinical skills.
  • UBC Library: Access to the second largest medical library collection in Canada, including online journals. Access is also available at home.
  • Workshops/Course Discounts: Attend a variety of life sciences workshops, receive decreased rates on all UBC-sponsored continuing medical education courses and free faculty development courses.
  • UBC Card: Grants you access to UBC Library services and vendor discounts at the bookstore, aquatic centre, fitness facilitaties and the UBC food services bonus plan.
  • Computer Software: Educational pricing on software through the UBC Bookstore.
  • Travel Benefits: Access to an established travel program that allows BC government travel rates and university affiliated rates.
  • Airport Parking: Save 25% at Park and Fly at the Vancouver International Airport.
  • UBC Botanical Gardens: Free membership.
  • UBC Museum of Anthropology: Free membership.

How to Apply

Appointments are initially offered as Clinical Instructors. Download the Application for Clinical Faculty Appointment Form and submit via email to Please note an original signature is required on page 3 under the “Declaration”, along with a copy of your valid COTBC card.

If you are not applying as a clinical instructor, please contact us for extra information.

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a note from the department within a week.

Your applications will be reviewed by the Clinical Faculty Committee and recommendations will be made to the Dean as appropriate. If you do not hear back after a week, please contact the department (

Useful Information

Draft your Faculty Curriculum Vitae

Register for a Campus-Wide Login (CWL)

CWL is UBC’s single sign-on authentication system and is designed to give you access to all UBC online resources using the same username and password. A UBC ID number is needed in order to register for a CWL account. Register for your CWL.

Apply for your UBC Card / Library Card

The UBC card provides you with access to all UBC Library services as well as access to discounts from various vendors. If you do not require the additional features that the UBC card provides, you may apply for a UBC Library Card, which provides access to library services only. Your UBC ID number is needed to apply for either card.

  1. Go to Clinical Faculty Services & Perks 
  2. Click on the UBC card tab or the Library tab as desired 
  3. Click on the appropriate links to apply for your UBC card or library access 

Clinical Faculty Policies 

Faculty of Medicine Professional Standards

UBC Respectful Environment Statement for Students, Faculty and Staff

Your contact information 

Help us keep in touch! Login to Workday with your CWL to change your personal information (how-to guide).

Sign up for our newsletter

A few times a year we send an email newsletter. Keep up-to-date on our latest research, awards and events.

Resource Centre 

All faculty members are welcome to visit the Resource Centre to learn more about what’s available to them at UBC.