Edwin S.H. Leong UBC Chair in Healthy Aging – a UBC President’s Excellence Chair

The Edwin S.H. Leong UBC Chair in Healthy Aging – a UBC President’s Excellence Chair – The University of British Columbia

Healthy aging is both a personal and a public health issue of great importance to individuals and communities around the world. It is also a strategic research priority for the UBC Faculty of Medicine. A substantial philanthropic investment from Dr. Edwin Leong of $24-million is intended to position the University as a Canadian leader in addressing this critical societal need. By supporting our efforts to identify and develop innovative solutions to this far-reaching issue, this investment will lead to sustained and improved health for people and communities in British Columbia, Canada, and globally.

UBC Faculty of Medicine is seeking to recruit an internationally eminent clinician/scientist (MD and/or PhD) to fill a faculty appointment at the rank of Professor and holder of the Edwin S.H. Leong UBC Chair in Healthy Aging – a UBC President’s Excellence Chair. Based in Vancouver, the Chair will be filled by an active researcher an impeccable record of academic achievement who will provide the vision and expertise to build a world-class interdisciplinary research Program that aligns with the strategic priorities and shared vision of the donor and the Faculty of Medicine. In addition to bringing together existing UBC experts in areas of healthy aging, the Chair has resources available to recruit additional faculty and trainee positions to build the program. Combined with the expertise of the Chair, these positions will build the capacity of the Program to integrate an approach to research with the potential to transform our understanding of healthy aging.

To explore this opportunity and receive the full position profile or submit nominations, please email ubc-aging@boyden.com. Your application should include a letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of four referees at arm’s length.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information on the President’s Excellence Chairs at UBC please visit: ubc.ca/excellence

Faculty members, students, staff and alumni in the UBC Faculty of Medicine are actively engaged in innovative, leading edge research, education and community service on university and hospital campuses across the Province. Together we aim to create knowledge and advance learning that will make a vital contribution to the health of individuals and communities, locally, nationally, and internationally.