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Assistant Professor (Without Review) in Pharmacology

University of British Columbia

The Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time, term faculty position (1.0 FTE) at the rank of Assistant Professor (Without Review) in Pharmacology.

The UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics consists of more than 450 physicians, scientists and teaching faculty who provide undergraduate and graduate programs in pharmacology and therapeutics, postgraduate residency programs and fellowships in anesthesiology. This faculty appointment within the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics will provide the candidate with opportunities for collaboration with the scientists in the department and the wider Faculty of Medicine scientific community, as well as linkages to relevant research centres and institutes at UBC.

Reporting to the Head of the UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, the successful candidate will have training in Pharmacology, or a directly related discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to have demonstrated potential as a future leader in a field of his/ her research but directly aligned with the strategic goals of the UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics (

The successful candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent credentials, with postdoctoral research experience. The highest degree must have been obtained within the last 7 years. The incumbent will have demonstrated evidence of the potential to develop an independent research program directly related to one of the established research themes in the Department. The candidate should provide evidence of the ability to attract funding from provincial, national, and international agencies with the intention of the continuance of support to the research program. Demonstrated ability to catalyze multidisciplinary collaboration within the Department and University would be a significant asset. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of ability in teaching and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching which may include the delivery on online teaching, and mentorship in the Department. The incumbent will 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. 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:

Allison Rintoul
Senior Administrator, UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Subject Line: Pharmacology Assistant Professor Position

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is September 2021 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.