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University of British Columbia – Assistant Professor, Chronic Disease Prevention Program

The Southern Medical Program within the Faculty of Medicine at UBC invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CDPP). An appropriate academic department in the Faculty of Medicine will be identified at the time a successful candidate is selected. 

The CDPP is a newly established program, forged from a vision to establish an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary program of research and knowledge translation for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and conditions.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated research excellence, or the potential for research excellence, in the study of physical activity or healthy eating as it applies to cardiovascular or respiratory diseases, diabetes, neurotrauma or neurodegenerative diseases. Examples of relevant research programs may include (but are not limited to):

  • research to develop innovations to change incidence, morbidity and mortality associated with chronic disease/conditions;
  • research to improve the design and implementation of programs to prevent or manage chronic disease/conditions; &
  • research that measures outcomes associated with the prevention or management of chronic disease/conditions.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage with an interdisciplinary team to develop a program of patient/population health-oriented research and knowledge translation, focused on chronic disease/condition prevention and management. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage with stakeholders in the community and/or private sector and to be involved in the translation/implementation of their scientific innovations into practice.

Successful candidates will hold a PhD and/or MD in a relevant field (for example, Kinesiology, Medicine, Nutrition, Nursing, Public Health, Psychology or Neuroscience); have a program of research in primary, secondary and/or tertiary chronic disease prevention or management; have a track record of research achievement and a commitment to excellence in teaching.

Closing date for applications is January 31st, 2018. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2018.

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Linda Misura at linda.misura@ubc.ca.

Interested applicants should submit an application package consisting of: 1) a 2-3 page statement outlining the applicant’s research and teaching interests, achievements and future goals; 2) a curriculum vitae and 3) contact information for three references.

Please send all documents by PDF in one file to:
Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis
Director, Chronic Disease Prevention Program
c/o Linda Misura
Reichwald Health Sciences Centre
1088 Discovery Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
(email: linda.misura@ubc.ca with subject line: Assistant Professor, CDPP)

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and 3rd largest university in Canada with an economic impact of 12.5 billion to the provincial economy. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages 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. As one of the world's leading universities, The University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

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.