Assistant Dean, Southern Medical Program

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean, Southern Medical Program, based in the Okanagan Campus. This role will require a time commitment of 0.50 FTE (equivalent to 2 ½ days per week) for a three (3) year term with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review. The role is expected to be filled by a candidate internal to the Faculty, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020, or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The MD Undergraduate Program (MDUP) within the Faculty of Medicine is comprised of four geographically distinct sites: Island Medical Program (IMP), Northern Medical Program (NMP), Southern Medical Program (SMP) and Vancouver-Fraser Medical Program (VFMP). The Assistant Dean, Southern Medical Program provides specific operational leadership for the undergraduate medical education program in the SMP to ensure delivery of a high-quality educational experience at the SMP across all four years of the curriculum.

The Assistant Dean, Southern Medical Program reports to the Regional Associate Dean, Interior. They will work closely and collaboratively with the Regional Associate Dean, Interior; the Administrative Director; SMP course and clerkship directors; Assistant Deans across the MDUP Distributed sites; clinical and operational leaders; and other faculty, curriculum, and administrative leaders at all distributed sites to ensure efficient, integrated and sustainable delivery of the distributed undergraduate medical education curriculum.

The successful candidate will hold an MD or PhD designation and have good knowledge of program-wide curricular goals for students. The ideal candidate will be familiar with program development and course and accreditation standards, have detailed knowledge of student assessment, feedback, and remediation principles, possess administrative experience, possess excellent organizational and time management skills, and have demonstrated ability in collaborative leadership and negotiation skills.

A detailed job description is available in the Southern Medical Program office 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. Sarah Brears
Regional Associate Dean, Interior
c/o Heather Payne
With subject line: Assistant Dean, Southern Medical Program

Review of applications will begin on July 24th and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.