Lecturer and Coordinator

Lecturer and Coordinator, University of BC, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Applications are invited for a full-time position as Lecturer and Coordinator, Office of Experiential Education (OEE), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, for an initial term of one year, with the possibility of renewal on an annualized basis.

The successful applicant will primarily work with the Director – Office of Experiential Education to coordinate/co-coordinate practicum courses within the inpatient pharmacy practice setting and PHRM 251 – Institutional Practice Skills; implement practice educator-student models that would support placement capacity (e.g., near peer and paired learning models); sustain and build placement capacity, recruit new pharmacy sites and explore new practicum opportunities; and conduct scholarship in experiential education.

Additional administrative and teaching responsibilities include the following:

  • Support and guide the Experiential Education Facilitators (EEFs) and serve as a liaison between the Faculty and the EEFs
  • Contribute to the coordination and ongoing refinement of practicum courses within the inpatient pharmacy practice setting
  • Ensure course materials and activities are reflective of current and future pharmacy practice and guidelines and actively engage students in meaningful learning experiences
  • Apply best practices and continuous quality improvement for practicum course development and delivery
  • Serve as a liaison to practice sites in matters pertaining to student placements
  • Participate in student learning activities and progress, providing feedback to students and other stakeholders as necessary
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of practice educator development programs and enhancement of practice educator recognition
  • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students
  • Assist in assessing changing curricular needs and offer plans for improvement
  • Supervise/co-supervise graduate or undergraduate students for any project or course-related work
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, faculty, staff and other professionals
  • Increase the profile of the OEE within the pharmacy community
  • Perform other related functions as required by the Director, OEE

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the academic life and teach/supervise learners in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.  They will be an innovative teacher who will integrate technologies and new approaches to learning into our curriculum.  The successful individual should possess exceptional communication and problem-solving skills, be able to work effectively and contribute within a team environment, and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.  Preference will be given to an individual with current and active experience in precepting, coaching and mentoring students and those that operate from a solid understanding of inpatient pharmacy practice.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or a Pharm D degree and must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia.   Completion of an accredited pharmacy practice residency or post-graduate Pharm D is an asset. 

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and is subject to final budgetary approval.  Applications, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the contact information of three references must be submitted online (www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/37036).  Review of applications will begin on April 1st, 2020 however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.  Further information on the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is available at www.pharmsci.ubc.ca.


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.