Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education

The Faculty of Medicine (FoM) at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for the position of Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education. This position will be approximately 0.4 FTE (2 days per week) for a five-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 successful candidate will be responsible for managing graduate and postdoctoral education programs within the Faculty, working closely with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and departmental and graduate program leadership. Plays a key role in developing UBC’s academic health vision in graduate and postdoctoral education across the province of British Columbia and ensures that graduate and postdoctoral education activities align with the Faculty’s and UBC’s strategic priorities and plans. The Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education will report jointly to the Vice Dean, Research, FoM and to the Vice Dean, Education, FoM.

Key responsibilities will include regular meetings with senior leadership and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; development of new initiatives and continual review of the progress of the portfolio’s strategic plan and it’s alignment to the FoM and UBC Strategic Plans; leading internal reviews of graduate programs and continuous quality improvement, working with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; ensuring excellence in training and mentoring of FoM graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at all geographic sites; and facilitating a supportive learning and research environment with opportunities for students, graduate advisors and supervisors across programs.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or MD and demonstrated experience in PhD supervision; knowledge of the University of British Columbia graduate programs is preferred; a good grasp of graduate education and translational research; ability to provide a clear view of career paths and choices for future graduate students; excellent administrative experience and organizational skills; collaborative leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty and administrative staff.

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

Dr. Roger Wong
Vice Dean, Education
c/o Sunny Pao, Manager, Office of the VDE
Email: sunny.pao@ubc.ca
With subject line: Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education

Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2022 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.