Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, UBC Department of Surgery

Vancouver, British Columbia
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
May 16 2018
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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

UBC Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for an academic surgeon to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, Tenure Track. A clinical appointment at a Vancouver based hospital in the relevant surgical specialty is anticipated.

The UBC Department of Surgery has training programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, and pursues research to make innovative advancements in knowledge and practice to improve health. The Department consists of more than 400 physicians and scientists as well as over 70 administrative, research and technical staff. Specialty training programs are offered in Cardiac Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery. The successful candidate will join a dynamic clinical and research enterprise in the domains of diabetes, transplantation, and biomedical engineering, and will have access to research partnerships at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Reporting to the Head of the UBC Department of Surgery, the successful candidate will develop a research program in translational transplantation and regenerative medicine and will be expected to compete successfully for external grant funding. Areas of particular interest could include stem cell biology, immune tolerance, and cell engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching activities of the Department, as well as provide mentorship and training to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate trainees.

The successful candidate will hold an MD or MD/ Ph.D. and should have or be eligible for certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in a surgical discipline. The successful candidate will have training and experience in a field of translational transplantation research, regenerative medicine, or cell therapy, have demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in research and teaching, and have a commitment to academic service.  

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 names of three references should be directed to:

Karen Larsen, Human Resources Manager, UBC Department of Surgery

Email: with subject line: Assistant Professor position

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2019 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.