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Specialty Emergency Medicine

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of substance use and addictions.

The vision of the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine is to be a provincially integrated department committed to clinical and academic leadership in the creation and exchange of knowledge to promote excellence in emergency care. Our faculty members have had an impressive record of research and discovery and excellence in teaching for over thirty years. Our Royal College residency training program is the largest in the country and our medical school graduates 288 students each year, supported by over 500 departmental clinical faculty who teach in hospitals across British Columbia.

Our research and innovation initiatives include 14 successful programs related to prevention of emergencies, improving clinical care, and other system improvements. Substance Use and Addictions will become our 15th flagship program.

The Department of Emergency Medicine has also played a leadership role in the development and implementation of an Emergency Medicine Network across the province, designed to integrate and translate knowledge to support exceptional emergency care. It provides a rapid and effective avenue to exchange knowledge and experiences to support 1100 practitioners in 108 sites across the province.

The successful candidate will provide leadership in the area of substance use and addiction, particularly aspects related to and impacting emergency care. They will work in close collaboration with the BC Centre on Substance Use, the School of Population and Public Health, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and clinical addiction services provided by BC hospitals and health authorities. The candidate will be expected to seek grants and funding for research and evaluation studies within a collaborative, pragmatic and practice relevant research program. They will share findings through publications, presentations and other knowledge transfer activities, particularly taking advantage of the BC Emergency Medicine Network and to help inform public health and social policy. The successful candidate will collaborate with local, national and international experts and teams, to develop a national and international reputation with respect to the emergency impacts and effects of substance use and addictions, in particular the current opioid crisis. The successful applicant will contribute to the UBC undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programs in this area of expertise and will have modest academic service duties in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Applicants must have a masters degree or higher in science or public health, certification in Emergency Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians Canada, and hold or be eligible for licensure by the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons. The successful candidate will have a record of accomplishments that demonstrates commitment to patient care, evidence of ability in teaching and research in advancing knowledge related to substance use and addictions. A working knowledge of the British Columbia healthcare system is preferred, and a hospital appointment as an emergency physician will be required.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants, please apply to Health Match BC Posting by clicking on the "Request Info" link below.

Please include with your application a cover letter, CV and any other relevant documents for review.



Compensation Type
Administrative Contract
Estimated Remuneration
Physician Overhead
To be discussed in interview process.
Billing Split
To be discussed in interview process.

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
To be discussed in interview process.

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