The Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of substance use and addictions.
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 and excellence in teaching for over thirty years. Our Royal College residency training program is the largest in the country and our medical school graduates 288 students each year, supported by over 500 departmental clinical faculty who teach in hospitals across British Columbia. Our research and innovation initiatives include 14 successful programs related to prevention of emergencies, improving clinical care, and other system improvements. Substance Use and Addictions will become our 15th flagship program. 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 1100 practitioners in 108 sites across the province.
The successful candidate will provide leadership in the area of substance use and addiction, particularly aspects related to and impacting emergency care. They will work in close collaboration with the BC Centre on Substance Use, the School of Population and Public Health, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and clinical addiction services provided by BC hospitals and health authorities. The candidate will be expected to seek grants and funding for research and evaluation studies within a collaborative, pragmatic and practice relevant research program. They will share findings through publications, presentations and other knowledge transfer activities, particularly taking advantage of the BC Emergency Medicine Network and to help inform public health and social policy. The successful candidate will collaborate with local, national and international experts and teams, to develop a national and international reputation with respect to the emergency impacts and effects of substance use and addictions, in particular the current opioid crisis. The successful applicant will contribute to the UBC undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programs in this area of expertise and will have modest academic service duties in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Applicants must have a masters 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 Canada, and hold or be eligible for licensure by the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons. The successful candidate will have a record of accomplishments that demonstrates commitment to patient care, evidence of ability in teaching and research in advancing knowledge related to substance use and addictions. A working knowledge of the British Columbia healthcare system is preferred, and a hospital appointment as an emergency physician will be required.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
A letter of application summarizing achievements, qualifications, goals and objectives; accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae; and the names of three references should be directed to:
Jim Christenson, MD FRCPC
Professor and Head, UBC Department of Emergency Medicine
c/o Tamiza Abji
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
11th Floor, 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Assistant Professor position
Review of applications will begin July 3, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for this position is flexible and will be negotiated.
The University of British Columbia is a global centre 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 into 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.