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Associate Professor (tenured) and Assistant Professor, (tenure track)

University of British Columbia
Canada (CA)
Start date
Oct 4, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

With a full range of academic programming paired with world-class research that bridges multiple disciplines, UBC’s School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) is known as one of the best places in Canada for public and population health experts to train, learn and grow. There has never been a greater need for training opportunities in public, population and global health, in a rich and unique environment, fully embedded within the health-care delivery system of BC with a variety of groups and disciplines. SPPH remains dedicated to excellence and integrity, our ground-breaking work brought to life by our researchers, community partners, and graduates positively impacts population and public health practices locally and globally. Our hope is that our world-class faculty will help instill a lifelong passion to foster healthier communities and provide the tools to create a meaningful and lasting impact on public health.

SPPH is home to approximately 65 primary faculty members and 350 graduate students whose research interests align with four divisions including, epidemiology, Biostatistics & Public Health Practice; Health in Populations; Health Services and Systems; and Occupational and Environmental Health. SPPH also contains several research centres focused on topics that cross-cut more than one division, such as ethics, Indigenous health, and research methodology. The W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics (CAE), housed within SPPH, is especially relevant to this position. SPPH provides training for undergraduate, graduate, and post-professional students across multiple programs, including PhD and MPH degrees.

We are looking for passionate public health experts in their early to mid-career for the following faculty positions that are open to all applicants with a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications:

Should you have any queries about these positions, please contact the Director of Administration at

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for positions is July 1, 2024 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

Decolonization, equity and inclusion are integral to everything we do at SPPH. As a school situated on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam First Nation, it is our responsibility to understand and enhance Indigenous cultural awareness at all levels. We are committed to addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action, including work that supports the implementation of the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan and the UBC Faculty of Medicine Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action. Providing a safe environment for all our learners, staff and faculty is our priority, and we are proud to offer career-building opportunities to promote the advancement of individuals from historically marginalized and racialized communities in leadership positions. These are the fundamental pillars of effective population and public health for the optimal well-being of our society.

UBC - One of the World's Leading Universities.

As one of the world's leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

Our Vision: To Transform Health for Everyone.

Ranked among the world’s top medical schools with the fifth-largest MD enrollment in North America, the UBC Faculty of Medicine is a leader in both the science and the practice of medicine. Across British Columbia, more than 12,000 faculty and staff are training the next generation of doctors and health care professionals, making remarkable discoveries, and helping to create the pathways to better health for our communities at home and around the world.

The Faculty - comprised of approximately 2,200 administrative support, technical/research and management and professional staff, as well approximately 650 full-time academic and over 10,000 clinical faculty members - is composed of 19 academic basic science and/or clinical departments, three schools, and 24 research centres and institutes. Together with its University and Health Authority partners, the Faculty delivers innovative programs and conducts research in the areas of health and life sciences. Faculty, staff and trainees are located at university campuses, clinical academic campuses in hospital settings and other regionally based centres across the province.

The UBC Vancouver Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. The City of Vancouver is located on Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations territory.

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.


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