The Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, in partnership with the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcomes Sciences (CHÉOS) and the BC Resuscitation Research Group invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of resuscitation science.
The vision of the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine is to be a provincially integrated Department committed to clinical and academic leadership in the creation and exchange of knowledge to promote excellence in emergency care. Our faculty members have had an impressive record of research and discovery. Our research and innovation initiatives include 14 successful programs related to the prevention of emergencies, improving clinical care, and system improvements. Our Emergency Medicine Royal College residency training program is the largest in the country and UBC graduates 288 medical students each year. The Department of Emergency Medicine has also played a leadership role in the development and implementation of an Emergency Medicine Network across the province, designed to integrate and translate knowledge to support exceptional emergency care. It provides a rapid and effective avenue to exchange knowledge and experiences to support 1400 practitioners in 108 sites across the province.
CHÉOS is a multidisciplinary health research centre founded to pursue excellence in research through the rigorous evaluation, interpretation, and dissemination of health outcomes information. Established in 1998, the Centre is jointly affiliated with Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) and UBC Faculty of Medicine and is located at St. Paul’s Hospital, a teaching and research hospital in the heart of Vancouver, Canada.
The BC Resuscitation Research Group, an interdisciplinary group within Providence Health Care Research Institute, is well-known nationally and internationally, and has contributed to the international science base since the late 1990s. The team now includes over a dozen resuscitation scientists who have demonstrated remarkable productivity in terms of academic publications and knowledge translation. The group in partnership with the BC Emergency Health Services (BC EHS) was one of ten sites in the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The ROC was highly successful, producing over 150 publications including four clinical trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The newly formed Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, in which BC plays a leadership role is funded by CIHR and the HSFC is designed to develop a pan-Canadian registry and run clinical trials in resuscitation.
The successful candidate will be expected to build upon this comprehensive program of research through collaboration with local, national, and international experts and teams. The incumbent will hold a Scientist appointment with CHÉOS and will be a member and contributor to the BC Resuscitation Group. They will share findings through publications, presentations, and other knowledge transfer activities, including taking advantage of the BC Emergency Medicine Network, and to help inform public health and social policy. They will work collaboratively on relevant projects with the BC EHS to ensure that data entry by paramedics is accurate and complete and that analyses are a joint effort and contribute to the quality improvement of resuscitation in the field.
Applicants must have a master’s degree or higher in science or public health, certification in Emergency Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and hold or be eligible for licensure by the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons. A working knowledge of the British Columbia healthcare system is preferred. The successful candidate will work clinically in the Emergency Department of a UBC affiliated teaching hospital. They will be a collaboratively spirited colleague with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and will possess an ability to develop interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral collaborations. The incumbent will show demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in teaching and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching activities. They will also show demonstrated ability in scholarly activity related to resuscitation and will be expected to provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and accomplishments (up to 2 pages), a five-year research program plan (up to 4 pages) and names of three references, should be directed to:
Jim Christenson, MD, FRCSC
Professor and Head, UBC Department of Emergency Medicine
c/o Tamiza Abji, Administrative Manager
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
11th floor, 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Subject Line: Application for Assistant Professor, Resuscitation
Review of applications will begin August 26, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is December 1, 2019, 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 and 3rd largest university in Canada with an economic impact of 12.5 billion to the provincial economy. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages 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. As one of the world's leading universities, The University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world.
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.
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