Lecturer in Pharmacokinetics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Applications are invited for a full-time position of Lecturer in Pharmacokinetics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of British Columbia.

The successful applicant will work across courses within the various programs offered by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences with particular emphasis on teaching pharmacokinetics. The Lecturer will be responsible for developing and delivering content; creating and administering assessments; supporting students; and contributing to scholarship in pharmacy education.

The position of Lecturer is subject to a one-year probationary period and carries the possibility of renewal up to triennially.


The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has the mandate to train new pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientistsin the Province of British Columbia. Programs include an entry to practice PharmD, Flexible PharmD (bridging program) and scientific programs at Bachelors, MSc and PhD levels. This position requires interaction and cooperative work with Program Directors, faculty members, support staff and students.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach fundamental pharmacokinetic concepts at the undergraduate level using problem sets and other assessment methods within large and small class environments and online settings.
  • Incorporate pharmacy practice experience and skills in the development of pharmacokinetics centered case studies and integrated activities that cover diverse therapeutic areas that will be encountered in practice.
  • Develop learning objectives for Program course content and activities (e.g. lectures, integrated activities);
  • Create and refine course syllabus for Program needs (e.g. modules, electives);
  • Prepare and deliver course content through various mediums (e.g. in class, online, etc.)
  • Manage Program and course resources online using university Course Learning Systems (e.g. CANVAS) to support and enhance student learning; 
  • Contribute to the development, delivery and ongoing refinement of course and module content and integrated activity sessions;
  • Contribute to the development, delivery and marking of assessments of course and module content and integrated activities;
  • Ensure course material for students are up-to-date, authentic and reflective of current and future best practice and guidelines
  • Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in learning and review the quality of learner experience on an ongoing basis
  • Collaborate and liaise with other faculty members teaching pharmacokinetics to ensure consistency and spiraling horizontally (within a year) and vertically (year-to-year)
  • Pursue scholarship of teaching activities

Additional administrative and teaching responsibilities include the following:

  • Participate in student learning activities and assessments (including written & practical integrated case exams (ICE)), and provide feedback to students and others, as necessary.
  • Implement instructional activities that contribute to an environment where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
  • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students.
  • Meet with students experiencing challenges and develop action plans for remediation, as necessary.
  • Assist in assessing changing curricular needs and offer plans for improvement.
  • Participate in committee work.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, with students, other faculty members, and staff on a regular basis.
  • Perform other related functions as required by the Dean or their designate.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the academic life of the Faculty and teach learners in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. They will be expected to be an innovative teacher who will integrate technologies and new approaches to learning into our curriculum. The successful individual requires exceptional communication and problem-solving skills, and must be able to work effectively and contribute within a team environment and maintain positive working relationships.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and/or PharmD and/or PhD, with significant and relevant practical knowledge of pharmacokinetics. Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and is subject to final budgetary approval.

The anticipated start date is April 1, 2019 or earlier. Applications, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the contact information of three references must be submitted online through the Careers website (www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/32025). We will accept applications 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.