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The Midwifery Program in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor (Tenure), or Professor (Tenure) to join the Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine. The successful candidate will be expected to take an active leadership role as Director of the Midwifery Program.

Reporting to the Head of the Department of Family Practice, the successful candidate will use superlative leadership skills and vision in leading the Program’s strategic development and will act as a champion for its continued evolution within the University and the Province of British Columbia. The successful candidate will engage with a range of stakeholders to increase the Program’s resources, external profile and recognition and will be accountable to the Department of Family Practice and the Faculty of Medicine for budgeting, resource allocation, faculty mentorship, performance management, and fundraising. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching activities of the Midwifery Division, provide mentorship and training to undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate learners, maintain an active research profile, participate and contribute to the UBC undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate health education programs, and serve on divisional, departmental, and other university and external committees as required.

If appointed at the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of successful teaching and ability to direct graduate students, evidence of sustained and productive scholarly activity, and must be willing to participate in the affairs of the Department and the University.

If appointed at the rank of Professor, the successful candidate will have demonstrated appropriate standards of excellence in teaching, have received wide recognition in their sustained and productive scholarly activity, and participated significantly in academic and professional affairs both nationally and internationally.

The successful candidate will hold Bachelor or Master’s degree in Midwifery and an earned Doctorate in Midwifery or related field such as Public Health, Nursing, and be eligible for registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in a related field.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit your application online at: An application package, including a letter of application outlining the applicant’s scholarly, professional work, teaching, administrative service, experience in fostering collaboration, inclusiveness, equity and diversity, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names of four referees (at arm’s length), should be directed to:

Dr. Robert Petrella, Professor and Head
UBC Department of Family Practice
c/o Hana Kim, Human Resources Manager
Suite 320-5950 University Boulevard, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z3
Email: [email protected]
Subject Line: Midwifery Director Position

Deadline to apply: While the search remains open until the position is filled, interested applicants are asked to submit their complete application package by Tuesday, November 15, 2022. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2023 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.
Full Time
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