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Associate Professor & Full Professor Position

University of British Columbia | Vancouver | Canada | The Americas

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University British Columbia (UBC) is undergoing a major expansion to meet our ambitious goal of being one of the leading academic centers internationally in the pharmaceutical sciences within the next decade.  As part of this on-going strategic development program, research activity in the Faculty is now clearly focused under four major themes, reflecting areas of existing strength, opportunities for new partnerships and the potential for delivering long-term impact. These are: drug delivery and nanomedicine, genomics and individualized medicine, health outcomes, and pharmacology (molecules to systems), with an emphasis on the application of state-of-the-art concepts and methodologies to address clinically important issues in pharmacotherapy.

We now invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position and an Associate/Full Professor position in drug delivery/nanomedicine/pharmaceutical chemistry.  Applicants for this position should possess a Ph.D., Pharm.D./Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or an equivalent, with a specific focus on drug delivery/nanomedicine/pharmaceutical chemistry, relevant postdoctoral research experience, demonstrated research skills, and an outstanding publication record. Excellent teaching and communication skills as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral education are essential. A proven track record in conducting translational/clinical research would be an asset. 

Applicants for the assistant professor position should have the potential to lead a cutting-edge, extramurally funded research program.  Those applying for the associate/full professor position should have demonstrated success as a world-leading principal investigator with an extensive record of attracting national and/or international research funding (e.g., CIHR, NIH, UK Research Councils).  Other responsibilities will include educating our undergraduate and graduate students in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry. As part of a vibrant UBC academic health sciences community, the incumbent will have ample opportunities for collaborations with basic and clinical researchers in the Faculty, other research units on campus, including the NanoMedicines Research Centre (, and at the various research centres and teaching hospitals located throughout the province. 

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is located in a new state-of-the-art $150-million, 246,000-square-foot facility on UBC’s Vancouver campus underpinned by world-class infrastructure and equipment. The building also houses one of the Faculty’s key partners, the Centre for Drug Research and Development (, and is within easy reach of other major health science faculties, core research facilities, and major clinical centers. The University of British Columbia is one of the top public universities in North America.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and subject to final budgetary approval. The closing date for applications is November 30, 2017; preferred start date is July 1, 2018 or earlier. Interested individuals are requested to submit a letter of application with a brief description of research interests, curriculum vitae, up to five publications, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of five referees to:

Chair, Search Committee
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of British Columbia
2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada

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UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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