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The Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, at The University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Healthy Starts theme at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute invite applications for a clinician scientist, full- time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (grant tenure track) or Associate Professor (grant tenure) to join their well-established program.

The Department of Pediatrics of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, and Sunny Hill Health Centre is one of the largest Pediatric Departments in Canada. Our collaborative team of physicians, scientists, allied health professionals and administrative staff are dedicated to providing leadership and excellence in: Patient Care, Education, Research and Child Health Advocacy. The Department of Pediatrics strives to be a cohesive academic and professional body committed to the advancement of child health through the delivery of exemplary care, teaching and research. We recognize that the enhancement of our Department requires active collaboration and integration with the UBC Faculty of Medicine, associated hospitals, research organizations, and our various stakeholders. We are equally motivated to actively engage with our provincial and national partners, as well as to connect with the international community to achieve collective goals.

The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) is a partnership of UBC and the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) whose programs include BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. The BCCHR is dedicated to high quality research spanning a wide range of concerns relevant to children’s and family health.

Reporting to the Head of the UBC Department of Pediatrics, the incumbent will be expected to establish an active independent program in infectious diseases and/or immunology research and to forge productive collaborations with other members of the division and the research institute. The incumbent’s time will be well-protected to allow the establishment of a vibrant research program. The division currently consists of eight faculty members with expertise in microbial pathogenesis, vaccine evaluation, immunology, HIV infection, antimicrobial stewardship, and tropical medicine. We are seeking a junior to mid-level clinician-investigator who can complement the current expertise or introduce a new focus for research. The appointee will be expected to participate in the teaching activities of the Department, as well as provide mentorship and training to undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate learners.

The successful candidate will hold an MD or MD/PhD or equivalent research experience and be qualified to practice as a Pediatric infectious diseases consultant and be eligible to obtain a specialist’s license to practice in British Columbia. If appointed at the Assistant Professor level, the successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of ability in teaching, demonstrated ability in scholarly activity, and will be expected to provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community. If appointed at the Associate Professor level, the successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of successful teaching and ability to direct graduate students, evidence of sustained and productive scholarly activity, and must be willing to participate in the affairs of the Department and the University. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with empathy, understanding and, respect of diverse and divergent perspectives and behaviours.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should submit an application package consisting of a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching dossier and the names of three references (if applying at the rank of Assistant Professor) or four arm’s length references (if applying at the rank of Associate Professor), as follows:

Dr. Ashley Roberts
Clinical Assistant Professor
Head, Division of Infectious Diseases Department of Pediatrics
Email: ARoberts6@cw.bc.ca
Subject Line: Faculty Position

Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2021 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s entrepreneurial spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. UBC encourages its students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

Our Vision: To Transform Health for Everyone.

Ranked among the world’s top medical schools with the fifth-largest MD enrollment in North America, the UBC Faculty of Medicine is a leader in both the science and the practice of medicine. Across British Columbia, more than 11,000 faculty and staff are training the next generation of doctors and health care professionals, making remarkable discoveries, and helping to create the pathways to better health for our communities at home and around the world.

The Faculty – comprised of approximately 2,200 administrative support, technical/research and management and professional staff, as well approximately 650 full-time academic and over 9,000 clinical faculty members – is composed of 19 academic basic science and/or clinical departments, three schools, and 24 research centres and institutes. Together with its University and Health Authority partners, the Faculty delivers innovative programs and conducts research in the areas of health and life sciences. Faculty, staff and trainees are located at university campuses, clinical academic campuses in hospital settings and other regionally based centres across the province.

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 of Canada will be given priority.