Head, Department of Surgery

The Faculty of Medicine at The University of British Columbia invites applications for the position of Head, Department of Surgery.  This appointment is for a three (3) 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 May 1, 2017 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The UBC Faculty of Medicine is committed to foster excellence and scholarship in education, research, and service that contributes to the health of individuals and communities locally, nationally, and internationally. We are also committed to building a common identity as a single integrated entity across British Columbia. The Department Head is critical to achieving the goals of the Faculty of Medicine Strategic Plan. Faculty members who take on this role have the opportunity to make a direct contribution to the success of their Department, Faculty and the University. They provide the administrative, intellectual, social, and academic management and leadership of the Department, as well as continuing to advance its programs and activities.

The Head of the Department of Surgery will report to the Dean of Medicine and through the Dean is accountable to the University Board of Governors. The incumbent will provide strategic, effective leadership and manage and recruit faculty members to plan sustainable future development of the Department. He or she will support educational programs as appropriate including determining curricular components, assignment of teaching duties, and monitoring the delivery thereof at all sites to ensure education programs meet accreditation standards. The Department head will maintain, strengthen, and promote research and partnerships with Health Authorities, Centres and Institutes, and other Departments.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD and/or MD degree or equivalent with a proven record of scholarly achievement in research, with demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate, graduate and post graduate education.

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:  fom.searches@ubc.ca with subject line:  Head, Department of Surgery)

Review of applications will begin on March 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.