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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor/Tier 2 Canada Research Chair Position open

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is one of the top public universities in North America. The UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is undergoing major expansion and investment to meet our ambitious goal of being one of the leading academic centres internationally in the pharmaceutical sciences within the next decade. As part of this on-going strategic development program, research activity in the Faculty is focusing on themes that reflect areas of existing strength, opportunities for new partnerships, and the potential for delivering long-term impact. These are: health outcomes, molecular and systems pharmacology, nanomedicine, and pharmacy education, with an emphasis on the application of state-of-the-art concepts and methodologies to address clinically important issues in pharmacotherapy.


We now invite applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in any of the Faculty's areas of research focus. The incumbent will be nominated for a prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC), subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. To meet the criteria of the CRC program, nominees must: be excellent emerging world-class researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity; have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; as chairholders, have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers; and be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality. Candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. However, applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program's Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca) for full program information, including further details on eligibility and selection criteria.


Applicants for this position should possess a PhD, or PharmD/PhD, or MD/PhD, with equivalent research expertise in one of the following priority areas: genomics/proteomics and human health (particularly as it relates to pharmacogenomics, toxicogenomics, or chronic diseases); health outcomes, population health, or informatics; molecular and systems pharmacology; drug delivery and nanomedicine; or pharmacy education. Relevant postdoctoral research experience, demonstrated research skills, an outstanding publication record, excellent teaching, mentoring and communication skills, and a strong commitment to professional, graduate, and post-doctoral education are essential. The successful candidate will have a track record, or demonstrated potential, for success in attracting national and/or international research funding (e.g., CIHR, NSERC, NIH). The major focus of this position will be the development of a cutting-edge, externally-funded, world-class research program. Other responsibilities will include educating students in the PharmD, MSc/PhD, and postdoctoral programs as well as new programs under development.


The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is located in a state-of-the-art $150-million, 23,000-square-metre facility on UBC's Vancouver campus underpinned by world-class infrastructure and equipment. The building also houses one of the Faculty's key partners, the Centre for Drug Research and Development (www.cdrd.ca). The incumbent will have ample opportunities for collaboration with basic and clinical researchers in the Faculty, other major basic science and health science faculties, core research facilities, and clinical centres. Salary is competitive, negotiable, and commensurate with experience and is subject to final budgetary approval. UBC is committed to attracting outstanding faculty members and offers competitive compensation and benefits packages, including support for housing and relocation (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/housing-relocation/fhop/).


Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is July 1, 2019 or earlier. In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate's record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. Interested individuals are requested to submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of research goals for the next five years; statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy; copies of up to five publications (summarizing briefly for each publication: the significance and impact; your contribution); and the names and contact information of five referees. Applications must be submitted online through the UBC Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/31948.


The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce, and particular for its employees with disabilities. An inclusive work environment for employees with disabilities presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized and integrated into current structures, planning and decision-making modes. For information regarding UBC's accommodation and access policies and resources, please visit the Centre for Accessibility website at: https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/student-development-services/centre-accessibility/faculty-and-staff-disabilities.


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.

posted 2018.11.22