Director, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine at The University of British Columbia invites applications for the position of Director, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences.  This appointment is for a five (5) year term with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review and is expected to be filled by a candidate internal to the Faculty. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The UBC Faculty of Medicine is committed to fostering excellence in education, research, and service that contributes to the health of individuals and communities locally, nationally, and internationally. The Faculty of Medicine, together with its partners including B.C.’s Health Authorities, provides innovative programs in the areas of health and life sciences through a province-wide delivery model. The Faculty teaches students at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels and generates more than $350 million in research funding each year.  The School Director will provide leadership by creating and advancing a provincial school mission, strategic plan and goals that align with the Faculty and the University.  He or she will promote the Faculty’s principles of excellence, engagement, equity and effectiveness and will facilitate facilitate collaboration across the Faculty and University.

The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences (SASS) provides high-quality, graduate-level education for individuals studying to become audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and for individuals who wish to become researchers and academics in the field of human communication sciences and disorders.  The School offers two graduate-level academic programs (MSc and PhD in Audiology and Speech Sciences) to approximately 100 graduate students. The School currently has 15 full-time and part-time Faculty, approximately 455 Clinical Faculty and 2 Adjunct Faculty.

The successful candidate will bring a proven track record in academic and/or administrative leadership roles, demonstrated success in supporting the career development of faculty members, demonstrated excellence in teaching and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and a proven record of scholarly excellence in research at an international level.

A more detailed job description is available in the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Medicine for those who wish to review it.  Please enquire at the email address below.

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, and names of four referees should be directed to:

Dermot Kelleher, MD, FRCP, FRCPI, FMedSci
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
Faculty of Medicine
c/o Darcie Prosser
Room 317, IRC, UBC
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z3
(email: with subject line:  Director, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences)

Review of applications will begin on May 19, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.