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Professorship in Sustainable Health Care

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Deadline: August 30, 2013  12:00:00 am

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of British Columbia, invites applications for a new full-time tenure-track faculty position to lead the Initiative for Sustainable Health Care in BC.  Applications are invited by individuals holding a doctorate in pharmaceutical policy research, health economics, pharmacoeconomics, health services research, epidemiology, or related discipline, preferably with post-doctoral and previous research experience.  The successful candidate will be appointed to an academic rank appropriate to their level of experience.

The Initiative in Sustainable Health Care is being initiated in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of British Columbia, with a focus on the role of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals in effecting change and with the objective of providing a neutral, balanced voice and an opportunity for ongoing dialogue and research on economic principles of health care sustainability.  This position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment that will be partially funded for the first five years by industry partners and then on a continuing basis by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The successful applicant will develop a strong, innovative, multi-disciplinary program of research in Sustainable Health Care, with a focus on the role of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. An ability to build partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders and to provide national and international leadership in the field is essential. The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in both public and private health care insurance, strong leadership skills, and an ability to integrate easily into a multi-disciplinary research environment. Applicants must have demonstrated competence in teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level. The candidate should also have demonstrated ability in establishing an active, extramurally funded research program.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience, and is subject to final budgetary approval.  The anticipated start date is January 2014.  Interested individuals are requested to submit a letter of application with a brief description of research interests, a curriculum vitae, copies of up to five publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of four referees to:

Dr. Peter J. Zed
Associate Dean, Practice Innovation
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of British Columbia

Please submit electronic applications to:

Review of applications will begin after August 30, 2013. 


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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