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The Department of Pediatrics, at The University of British Columbia (UBC), in conjunction with the UBC Island Medical Program (IMP) invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track). This position is based in Victoria, BC, and involves interaction with faculty and trainees at all the Faculty of Medicine’s regional sites.

This position is located within a healthcare facility. Therefore, this position requires successful verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided before the start date, as required by the provincial health mandate.

The UBC Department of Pediatrics housed at BC Children’s Hospital 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 Island Medical Program (IMP) is a distributed site of the UBC Faculty of Medicine MD Undergraduate Program.
The MD Undergraduate Program is distributed to four geographically distinct sites across British Columbia to address the shortages of physicians in rural, remote, coastal, and Indigenous communities, where healthcare needs are most acute. The Island Medical Program occurs in partnership with the University of Victoria and the Island Health to deliver a medical curriculum. The IMP delivers UBC’s MD Undergraduate Program in partnership with the University of Victoria and Island Health.

Reporting to the Head of the Department of Pediatrics, the successful candidate will develop and manage their research program, seek salary awards and funding for research studies, and foster research collaborations with various internal and external parties. In addition, they will provide support for trainees and work to develop their knowledge and skills in health professional education. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the educational missions at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels, as well as make academic service contributions.

The successful candidate will be an MD Clinician who holds an MD or MD/Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed or are in the process of completing a related Ph.D. program. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability in research and scholarly activity and potential for excellence in teaching and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching activities. Experience in a health professional context would be beneficial. Areas of special interest within the Faculty of Medicine include distributed medical education, competency assessment, use of technology in teaching and learning, simulation, communication in healthcare, and program evaluation. The successful candidate will complement and extend the expertise of current Pediatrics faculty and actively create and foster an environment that promotes inclusivity and the values of respect, integrity, compassion, collaboration, and equity. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to support and stimulate the growth and development of health professional education research across educational programs. The incumbent will be an outstanding junior researcher, ideally trained in a social science discipline with applicability to health professional education. Candidates with research interests and skills in any area of relevance to contemporary health professions’ education research are encouraged to apply.

In addition to a demonstration of a strong commitment to academic Pediatrics, applicants will also have a level of education, training, and experience equivalent to Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada specialty and/or sub-specialty credentials and eligibility for both independent practice and registration in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications, accompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and three letters of reference addressing scholarly, professional, and creative work, teaching, administrative service, experience fostering collaboration, inclusiveness, equity, and diversity, should be directed to:

Drs. Bruce Wright, Regional Associate Dean and Tim Oberlander, Professor
Co-Chairs of the search committee
Email: impadmin@uvic.ca
Subject Line: Pediatrics/Island Medical Program Faculty Position

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2022, or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The University of British Columbia is a global center 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 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 12,000 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 10,000 clinical faculty members – is composed of 19 academic basic science and/or clinical departments, three schools, and 24 research centers 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 centers 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.