The MD Undergraduate Program at The University of British Columbia invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Island Medical Program (IMP). This is a 0.5 FTE position (two and a half days per week) for a three-year term with the possibility of renewal.
The Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, IMP, will report to the Associate Dean, Student Affairs and will be responsible for providing leadership within student services (personal support, academic support, career guidance and preparation) for the dedicated cohort of students in the Vancouver Island region. The successful candidate will be expected to: assist with orientation for each new cohort of Vancouver Island students; meet with students to offer support, advice, and appropriate referrals as required; work with UBC and Faculty of Medicine units to ensure that students are informed and have equitable access to student resources, and; support the strategic plans and priorities of the Student Affairs Office, the MD Undergraduate Program and the Faculty of Medicine. The position will be required to be accessible to students at Vancouver Island clinical academic sites on a regular basis and will work closely and collaboratively with staff and faculty across the distributed programs within the MD Undergraduate Program and the Faculty of Medicine.
The successful candidate must hold a MD degree, have a strong understanding of the MD Undergraduate Program, and will have demonstrated experience with advising/counselling students. In addition, the successful candidate will have strong communication skills, will be flexible/accessible to meet students, committed to student success, and have collaborative leadership skills to work effectively with students, faculty, and administrative leadership across multiple sites, and must currently hold, or be eligible to hold, a faculty appointment.
A detailed position description is available in the Student Affairs Office, MD Undergraduate Program, 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 three references should be directed to:
Dr. Laura Farrell
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
c/o Robin Ryan
Subject line: Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, IMP
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is May 2nd, 2022, or upon a date to be mutually agreed.