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 three-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 expected to be involved in program leadership, management of the graduate and postdoctoral programs, committee engagement, and work collaboratively with faculty and staff as well as coordinate the allocation of graduate student funding and awards. The Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education will report jointly to the Executive Associate Dean, Research (EADR) and to the Executive Associate Dean, Education (EADE).

Key responsibilities will include involvement in 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

Executive Associate Dean, Education (EADE)

c/o Sunny Pao, Executive Coordinator, Office of the EADE


With subject line: Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education


Review of applications will begin February 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is March 1st, 2019 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.