Professor & Associate Dean, Research – Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Salary commensurate with experience
Mar 20, 2018
Apr 19, 2018
Field of specialization
Education, Pharmaceutical
Job Type
Full time

The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor (with tenure) and Associate Dean Research (initial term of five years, renewable) in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world – and is one of the top 20 public universities. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff, and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery, and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

An unwavering commitment to outstanding education, research and innovation in clinical practice has defined the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences for more than 70 years.  Rapidly growing, it is now home to 72 full-time and cross-appointed academic faculty members, over 600 clinical faculty, 900 undergraduate students, and 60 graduate students.

The Faculty’s new strategic plan Catalyst for Change ( sets out an ambitious agenda designed to take the Faculty to the next level. Building on our excellent research base is a key element of the strategy and UBC is now seeking a new Associate Dean Research to lead the Faculty in realizing its vision for excellence and impact in research. In support of this, the Faculty will be investing in a significant number of new research faculty hires in the near future, and the Associate Dean will be expected to play a key role in the recruitment and mentoring of these faculty.

The successful candidate will have an exemplary record as a researcher in one of the Faculty’s areas of research focus ( and be eligible to be appointed as a tenured Professor at UBC. The Associate Dean will bring demonstrated leadership experience within a well-respected university or related research organization, the capacity and vision to build on the momentum that the Faculty has achieved in recent years, and will demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills. The Associate Dean will take a key leadership role in the Faculty as a member of the Senior Management Team.

To explore this opportunity or submit nominations, please contact Alex Verdecchia at Boyden, 604-685-0261, or submit your resume and related information here.

For more information about UBC, visit To learn more about the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, visit

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.