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UBC Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Department of Family Practice

The Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic, Department of Family Practice within the Faculty of Medicine at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track).

The UBC Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Practice is dedicated to improving the health of the people of British Columbia. The Department provides leadership to train clinical faculty, stimulate and facilitate academic and community-based research and education that addresses the needs of communities. Our large complement of academic, clinical, and adjunct faculty members provides exceptional opportunities for partnerships and mentoring within the Department as well as a wide range of scholarly and interdisciplinary opportunities across the Faculty of Medicine and other UBC Departments.  Faculty members within the Department of Family Practice conduct research that spans a wide scope from aboriginal peoples’ health to prevention of chronic disease to social epidemiology, midwifery and maternal care, health services, systems and policy research. The Department of Family Practice is also committed to re-establishing UBC Sports and Exercise Medicine as the premier program for research, knowledge translation and team-based care on the national and international stage.

As a faculty member within the Department of Family Practice, this position will be expected to advance the education, research, organization and partnership needs for excellence and innovation including healthy aging and team-based primary care.  The incumbent will be involved in cutting edge and impact-ready research that seeks to address preventable chronic disease investigations using principles of Sports and Exercise Medicine. The incumbent will have a focus and expertise in prescriptive exercise, chronic disease prevention and control, and integration of emerging technologies in older adults, Indigenous peoples and vulnerable groups. Close research collaboration in the areas of musculoskeletal, cardio-metabolic, respiratory, cancer, rehabilitation within the School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education, is anticipated.

Reporting to the Head of the Department of Family Practice, the successful candidate will hold an MD or MD/PhD and will also be eligible for registration and licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. The incumbent will have demonstrated evidence of ability in teaching, show promise of developing courses in her/his area of expertise and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching activities of the unit. The incumbent will also show demonstrated ability to develop and lead an independent research program and will be expected to contribute to the renewal and realignment of the program in Sports and Exercise Medicine. The successful candidate will also 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 outlining the applicant’s research and teaching interests, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of three references should be directed to:

Dr. Robert Petrella, Professor and Head
UBC Department of Family Practice
c/o Hana Kim, Human Resources Manager
Suite 320-5950 University Boulevard, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z3

Subject Line: Assistant Professor, Sports Medicine Position

Review of applications will begin on February 29, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020 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.