Assistant Professor (Grant Tenure-Track) | Surgery

Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
Jul 13, 2023
Sep 30, 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor (Grant Tenure-Track) | Surgery

The Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, grant tenure-track.

This position is located within a health-care facility. Therefore, this position requires successful verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by the provincial health mandate.

The UBC Department of Surgery, which includes more than 700 physicians and scientists, has training programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, and pursues research to make advancements in knowledge and practice to improve health. The incumbent will join a collaborative clinical and research community in the area of burn and wound healing at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI). VCHRI comprises more than 2,400 personnel engaged in research across 15 world renowned research centres and programs.

The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn and Wound Healing Program, located at the ICORD research centre, aims to integrate and synergize the expertise at VCHRI to accelerate meaningful solutions for the current challenges in wound care. The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn and Wound Healing Program has long-standing collaborations with clinicians in the Departments of Pathology, Dermatology and Surgery, as well as the Complex Wound Clinic at the Vancouver General Hospital, providing the program unique access to patient biospecimens in addition to invaluable clinical expertise. The program further boasts a strong repertoire of animal models, in vivo disease models, and drug delivery modalities, as well as industry partnerships related to wound healing.

Reporting to the Head of the UBC Department of Surgery, the candidate will be expected to develop an independent, nationally recognized research program, and seek funding, both as an individual and in collaboration with others. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching activities of the Department, as well as provide mentorship and training to undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate learners. The appointee will join the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn and Wound Healing Program, advancing program goals of translating discoveries into clinical application and cultivating stronger collaborative relationships.

The successful candidate will hold an MD and/or PhD. Preference will be given to candidates who have training in burn and wound healing research, and a solid understanding of mechanisms pertaining to delayed/impacted would healing, scarring and fibrosis. Experience with in vitro and in vivo would healing models and translational research is an asset. The candidate will have demonstrated evidence of ability in teaching, and will be expected to participate in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching. The incumbent will also show demonstrated ability in scholarly activity and will be expected to provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications can be submitted online at: An application package should include a letter of application outlining the applicant’s research and teaching interests, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Please also provide a brief statement (1-2 pages) that describes any current or planned engagements and contributions made to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in academic (research/scholarship, teaching/learning), professional (non-academic or clinical work), or community (local, national, international community-based) contexts.

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

At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students, and is essential to fostering an outstanding work environment. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career.

The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce. An inclusive work environment presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning, and decision-making modes. Within this hiring process we will make efforts to create an inclusive and equitable process for all candidates (including but not limited to people with disabilities).  Confidential accommodations are available on request for applicants who are short-listed. Please contact Karen Larsen via email at

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