Asst Professor (tenure-track)

University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC (5 months ago)

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The School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) in 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) in Indigenous Health Services Research. The successful candidate will be a member of the Division of Health in Populations or the Division of Health Services and Policy within SPPH and a member of the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health (CEIH).

SPPH is one of UBC's research-intensive units and is home to novel health data platforms for high-impact data science and analytic projects. SPPH is home to approximately 60 faculty members and 350 graduate students whose research interests align with four divisions: Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Public Health; Health in Populations; Health Services and Systems; and Occupational and Environmental Health. With an emphasis on prevention, equity, and application of evidence to improve and maintain the health of the population, SPPH provides training for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students across multiple degree programs, including MPH, MSc and PhD degrees and a new Certificate in Indigenous Public Health.

CEIH is dedicated to advancing the health of Indigenous peoples through education, innovative thinking, research, and traditional practice. The Centre works to improve wellness, healthcare and patient outcomes, and to promote self-determination that includes increasing Indigenous leadership in all aspects of health and healthcare.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative program of research to understand and improve the delivery of health services to Indigenous people and communities. Areas of expertise, with a clear and demonstrated focus on indigenous health, may include (but are not limited to): health services research, health policy research, health data analytics, and health economics. As part of an active knowledge exchange and partnership with Indigenous communities, the incumbent will be a key ambassador within the health and wellness ecosystem, including building partnerships provincially, nationally and locally that are responsive to Indigenous peoples' needs, and promote the health and wellness of Indigenous peoples.

The successful candidate will hold an MD or a PhD in epidemiology, public health, health economics or a related discipline. SPPH is seeking applicants who demonstrate a sense of cultural safety and cultural humility in working in partnership Indigenous peoples. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of ability in teaching related to Indigenous health and health services and policy research, 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 provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should submit an application package consisting of a two-page personal statement describing the applicant's interest in and vision for the role, a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references who can address scholarly activity, teaching, administrative service capabilities, and experience fostering collaboration, inclusiveness, equity and diversity.

All applications should be submitted via to the attention of:

Nadine R. Caron MD, MPH, FRCSC
Associate Professor, UBC Northern Medical Program
Co-Director, UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

For more information, please contact:
Drew St. Laurent
Senior Operations Manager
Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health
School of Population and Public Health

Review of applications will begin February 18th, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is July 1, 2020 or 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 will be given priority.