Accepting Applications for the Position of Associate Head

The Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics (APT), Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia is seeking a candidate for the position of Associate Head to work in conjunction with the Head of the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics ( The Department invites internal applicants at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor; candidates from the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Faculty of Science are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will possess an MD or PhD, a strong research porfiolio, and a passion for all aspects of the discipline of Pharmacology & Therapeutics. They will work in close partnership with the Department Head to support and advance the discipline of Pharmacology & Therapeutics in the Faculty of Medicine. The incumbent  will also provide leadership in the development of educational and research programs in Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

The UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics plays an active role in the delivery of health care and patient safety in the province of British Columbia as well as in the training of medical students, residents, undergraduate students and graduate students.  The Department offers a highly respected 4-year B.Sc. and a 5-year B.Sc. Co-op Undergraduate Program. The aim of our programs is to produce a graduate broadly trained in all aspects of pharmacology.  The Department graduate program currently has 25 Masters and Doctoral students and continues to expand.

The successful candidate is expected to continue his/her own research program at UBC, whilst taking on this administrative role. A stipend will be offered commensurate with qualifications and experiences.  Term of the appointment to be discussed.

Anticipated start date for the position is April 1, 2017.  Closing date for applications is February 17, 2017.

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references, should be directed to:

Dr. Roanne Preston
Associate Professor and Head
c/o Allison Rintoul
Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Room 215 – 2176 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z3