Full-time Faculty Opportunities

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Assistant or Associate Professor

Tenure track, CRC Tier 2 – Craniofacial Science
Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences,
University of British Columbia

Reposted on: March 6, 2020

The Faculty of Dentistry of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, invites applications from outstanding emerging scientists for a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) position in Craniofacial Science. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an appointment at the rank of Assistant of Associate Professor, tenure track.

The Faculty of Dentistry of the University of British Columbia ranks as the number 1 dental faculty in Canada and number 20 world-wide. The faculty is internationally recognized for its leadership in dental and dental hygiene education as well as graduate education in clinical disciplines and craniofacial research.

The applicant must hold a PhD in a biomedical field. A DMD/DDS degree is not required, but is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to lead an independent and internationally-recognized research program, and participate in the undergraduate teaching in one or more of the following areas; microbiology and immunology, developmental biology, physiology, genetics or oral biology. The candidate will complement the Faculty’s existing research in oral and musculoskeletal health, including (but not restricted to) the following areas: inflammation, wound healing, cancer, developmental biology, mineralized and connective tissue biology. The candidate will supervise the research of trainees at all levels including undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral. In addition, the candidate will provide committee and other service work within the faculty and the University.

The applicant should have a strong record of independent, consistent and recent research productivity (first author or senior author) in the past three years in high impact journals. Evidence of currently funded grants is preferred but previous grants or salary awards will be favourably considered. The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will be expected to establish collaborations and work in a highly interactive and productive manner with faculty, staff and students across the Department, Faculty and the University.

Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars, who have completed their PhD within the last 10 years at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and have experienced legitimate career interruptions (maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, or family care) 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 for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca and www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx.

The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further UBC’s strategic research plan. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. To meet the criteria of the CRC program, Tier 2 Chair nominees must be excellent emerging world-class researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity and the potential to achieve international recognition in the field in the next five to ten years. The chair holder should have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers; and should propose an original, innovative research program of high quality.

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.

In accordance with UBC’s CRC Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Action Plan, and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection will be restricted to members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities (members of groups that are racially categorized), persons with disabilities, and Indigenous peoples. Applicants to Canada Research Chair positions are asked to complete an equity survey (Equity Survey for Canada Research Chair Applicants) as part of the application, and candidates from these groups must self-identify as belonging to one or more of the designated equity groups to be considered for the position. Because the search is limited to those self-identifying as members of designated equity groups, candidates must also provide their name to be considered.

Personal information is collected under the authority of sections 26(a) and 26(c) of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information you provide will only be used to determine whether you qualify for participation in this hiring process. Data will be collected by the Equity & Inclusion Office and only the names of those who identify as women, visible minorities (member of groups that are racially categorized) and/or Indigenous peoples will be shared with the search committee. The names of those self-identifying as having a disability will be provided separately to the search committee. Responses will be stored in a secure database.

UBC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, please .

The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce, and in 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 contact information regarding UBC’s accommodation and access policies and resources, please visit the Centre for Accessibility website.

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.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are given priority.

Send applications with curriculum vitae, evidence of research ability, teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three referees to:

Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Head
Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
2199 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3


Geriatric & Hospital Dentistry

Department of Oral Health Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

Posted: February 26, 2020

The UBC Faculty of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the Discipline Dental Geriatrics, with an emphasis on hospital dentistry. The appointment will be at the rank of Instructor in the Educational Leadership Stream, with consideration of a higher rank depending on qualifications and experience. Applicants must have postgraduate training in geriatric dentistry and hospital dentistry. University-level administrative, teaching, curriculum management, and hospital clinical experience are essential for the position. Applicants should normally have a PhD, or a combination of degree and equivalent experience, and be eligible to be a licenced dentist in Canada.

The successful candidate should possess leadership and collaboration skills to enable the UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program to maintain its reputation as a leading Canadian university program. This position requires effective interaction with other programs in the Faculty and participation in an integrated approach to Faculty of Dentistry policies and procedures. The successful candidate will be required to have potential for teaching excellence in geriatric and hospital dentistry. The candidate is expected to have extensive experience in hospital dentistry and geriatric dentistry in outpatient and long-term care facilities. The candidate must have successfully completed a hospital based General Practice Residency Program, be Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certified, as well as be certified to provide Intravenous conscious sedation in British Columbia. Preference will be given to individuals whose evidence of ability and commitment to teaching and educational leadership will contribute to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Individuals with teaching, service and academic experience are encouraged to apply. Service to the University and the community is an expectation.

The successful candidate will contribute extensively to teaching in the DMD and the combined Clinical Dental Specialty/MSc/PhD in Craniofacial Sciences graduate program at UBC; will contribute to the Geriatric Dentistry Program and hospital based General Practice Residency program.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching. They will hold a full-time faculty appointment at UBC with salary, rank and appointment status commensurate with qualifications and experience. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are given priority. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Review of applications will begin April 15th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must send a curriculum vitae that includes research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness and contact information for three referees to:

Dr. Chris Wyatt
Head, Department of Oral Health Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
2199 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3