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The Faculty of Medicine at The University of British Columbia (UBC) together with BC Children’s Hospital at the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) invite applications for the position of Head, Department Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong background in academic leadership as well as have experience in sustaining and strengthening collaborations with other academic units. The successful applicant is also expected to establish strong clinical and administrative linkages with all six Health Authorities at a provincial, regional and community level across British Columbia. This appointment is for a five (5) year term with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in working with the leadership of Health Authority partners to create academic integration of teaching and research into clinical service delivery and Health Human Resource Planning, particularly in areas of academic expertise. The successful applicant will show evidence of building, managing and maintaining high-quality and productive relationships across cultural differences, and having the ability to communicate and interact with empathy, understanding, and respect of diverse perspectives and behaviours.

The successful candidate will bring to this vital position a proven track record of success in senior clinical, academic and administrative leadership and be a proven leader working in a dynamic and complex healthcare environment. The individual will have demonstrated success in supporting career development of faculty members, demonstrated excellence in teaching and commitment to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education, and a proven record of scholarly excellence at an international level. The successful applicant should hold an MD, be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, and be eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

A more detailed job description is available in the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Medicine for those who wish to review it. Please enquire at the email address below.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A letter of application addressing scholarly and professional work, teaching, administrative leadership, and experience in fostering collaboration, equity, diversity and inclusion, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching dossier and the names of six references (at least four at arm’s length) should be directed to:

Dermot Kelleher, MB, MD, FRCP, FRCPI, FMedSci, FCAHS, FRCPC, AGAF
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Vice President, Health, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
c/o Nadia Sheikh, Assistant Manager, Searches and Reviews
Email: [email protected]
Subject Line: Head, Department of Pediatrics

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2021 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

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