UGME Curriculum Lead, Indigenous Health

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia is pleased to invite applications for the position of UGME Curriculum Lead, Indigenous Health. This is a 0.20 FTE (1 day per week) position for a three (3) 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 anticipated start date is January 1, 2021, or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with the Provincial Government, is committed to training the health professionals of the future. The UGME Curriculum Lead, Indigenous Health provides leadership for integration, coordination, and quality of Indigenous Health curriculum across all four years and all four sites of the MD Undergraduate Program, enabling alignment with the program’s exit competencies and course objectives.

The Curriculum Lead, Indigenous Health reports to the Director, Curriculum. They will meet regularly with the Associate Directors of Curriculum and other faculty leaders to ensure clear lines of communication are maintained and mutual needs and expectations are met. The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health (CEIH) will provide key guidance, mentorship, and pedagogical support.

The successful applicant will hold an MD, or PhD in a health-related discipline. The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of various Indigenous protocols of engagement and ethical frameworks for engaging with Indigenous Peoples and communities in diverse capacities; experience and passion for facilitating topics related to Indigenous Health; deep knowledge of Indigenous health strengths and diversity, the history and present day impacts of colonization in relation to Indigenous health determinants, and Indigenous cultural safety and humility core concepts. Applicants must have a current UBC academic or clinical faculty appointment.

A detailed job description is available in the Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) 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. Adrian Yee
Director of Curriculum
c/o Selina Kohl
With subject line: UGME Curriculum Lead, Indigenous Health

Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2021 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.