Director, School of Population and Public Health

The Faculty of Medicine at The University of British Columbia invites applications for the position of Director, School of Population and Public Health.  The successful applicant is expected to establish strong clinical and administrative linkages with all six Health Authorities in British Columbia. This appointment is for a five (5) year term with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review. It is expected that the successful candidate will qualify for and be offered a full-time UBC appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure.

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 departmental mission, strategic plan and goals that align with the Faculty and the University.  They will promote the Faculty’s principles of excellence, engagement, equity and effectiveness and will facilitate collaboration across the Faculty and University.

The School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) is one of UBC’s research-intensive units.  SPPH fosters and translates pioneering research to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.  The School offers six graduate-level academic programs at the Masters and Doctoral level to approximately 350 students, as well as a residency program in public health and preventive medicine. The School also offers 13 undergraduate courses in areas related to population and public health. The School currently has 68 Academic, 77 Clinical and 33 Adjunct faculty members who are engaged in teaching and research.  SPPH is home to a number of centres, including the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, Centre for Applied Ethics, and the Human Early Learning Partnership.

The successful candidate will bring a proven track record in senior clinical, academic and administrative leadership roles, demonstrated success in supporting the career development of MD and PhD faculty members, demonstrated excellence in teaching and commitment to undergraduate, graduate and post graduate medical education, and a proven record of scholarly excellence in research at an international level. The successful candidate should hold an MD or PhD and, if applicable, be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2018 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

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, teaching dossier and names of six referees (at least four at arm’s length) 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 Population and Public Health)

Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.