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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Gynaecologic Oncology

University of British Columbia

The UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology has training programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, and pursues research to make innovative advancements in knowledge and translate it to practice to improve health. The Department consists of more than 300 physicians and scientists as well as over 50 administrative, research, and technical staff. Specialty training programs are offered in gynaecologic oncology, maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Additionally, advanced training programs are offered in endometriosis, pelvic pain and advanced laparoscopic surgery, family planning, vulvovaginal health, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. The Division of Gynaecologic Oncology provides gynaecologic cancer consultation services and treatment to the women of British Columbia. Leadership in cervical cancer screening, as well as diagnosis and treatment of pre-invasive gynecologic cancer is an important part of our mandate. Divisional activities occur at the Vancouver General Hospital and at the BC Cancer Agency.

Reporting through their Division Heads to the Head of the UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, the successful candidate will be a surgeon-scientist in the area of gynaecologic oncology. The successful candidate will advance interdisciplinary gynecologic cancer research and accelerate the transfer of bench discoveries to bedside. Specifically, the incumbent will advance molecular-based classification and treatment by discovering and innovating new management strategies for the hardest-to-treat gynecologic cancers based on their biology. The new faculty member will be integrated within the multidisciplinary OVCARE team enabling innovative bench/translational research spanning genetics and ‘omics, cell and developmental biology, translational data science, biomedical engineering, artificial intelligence and imaging, population-based and health services, and health economics research. The successful candidate will ensure that research is relevant and clinically translatable to communities across British Columbia.

The successful candidate will also have an integral role in establishing clinical trials priorities and management guidelines across BC as a key member of the Provincial Gynecologic Tumour Group at BC Cancer and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). They will find a welcoming environment to partner with world class researchers and experienced clinical investigators under the umbrella of the BC’s Gynecological Cancer Initiative (GCI), a UBC Research Excellence Cluster and province-wide interdisciplinary research program with synergistic partner institutions.

The successful candidate will have certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and be eligible for licensure to practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC). They will have demonstrated evidence of ability in teaching and will be expected to participate in the teaching activities in the Department, as well as provide mentorship and training to undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate learners. The incumbent will also show demonstrated ability in scholarly activity 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. Please submit your application online at: 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 included in the online application. Any questions should be directed to:

Hannah Sauvé
HR Assistant, UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Subject Line: Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology Position

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2022 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 12,000 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 10,000 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.