Associate Professor / Professor Pharmacy Education, Research and Leadership (PERL)

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada

ID: 7100114 (Ref.No.
Posted: May 13, 2022

Job Description

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC), invites applications for a full-time tenured position in the professoriate stream at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in Pharmacy Education, Research and Leadership (PERL) with a start date of July 1st, 2023 (or a date agreed upon by the University and the successful candidate).

This position has been created to elevate pharmacy education through scholarly teaching, educational scholarship and research. PERL is Canada’s first pharmacy education research collaborative with the primary goal of advancing the quality of pharmacy education through scholarly teaching and practice-driven, research-informed, and reflective approaches to continuous quality improvement, locally, nationally and internationally. We seek a scholar who will lead and mentor in a collegial and collaborative environment that supports the development and growth of emerging educational scholars as well as their projects and research interests. Through mentorship from established scholars, PERL members build, reflect and refine their teaching practices, research skills and contribute to new educational research initiatives.

The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of outstanding research and teaching excellence with a clear focus on educational innovation and practice, including but not limited to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), the scholarship of educational leadership (SoEL), enhancing methodologies of teaching practice, understanding and improving student learning and curriculum decision-making.

The successful candidate is expected to (a) build on an existing program of original, externally funded research (e.g., Tri-Agency, foundation, and partnership grants); (b) engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Faculty; (c) contribute to the growth of the Pharmacy Education Research and Leadership (PERL) theme through supervision of graduate students, participation in service activities within the Faculty, University and in the broader scholarly community; and (d) collaborate with scholars within the Faculty, across Faculties at UBC, and internationally.

This is a tenured position in the Professoriate stream. The appointment (rank and tenure) is subject to a positive review of the successful candidate’s record of achievements based on UBC’s appointment and tenure criteria as specified in the Collective Agreement, following the University’s established appointment processes. For more information on the review process and criteria for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure, please visit: position is subject to final budgetary approval. The starting salary is determined both by the candidate’s qualifications and experience and by their placement on the UBC faculty career progress scale.

The UBC Vancouver campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, ranked among the top public universities in the world. Consistently ranked within the top three in Canada and within the top 10% globally by QS World University rankings, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is one of the leading Faculties. Our work in PERL advances educational research and understanding of the impact of teaching and learning in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in a way that affirms diversity, equity and innovation. We provide a comprehensive set of academic program offerings at the baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate/clinical, magisterial, and doctoral levels. For further details about the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and its research and teaching programs, please visit

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and UBC are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community. Values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression are an important part of our mission. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, experience and service that they can contribute to this goal. A valuable additional qualification is familiarity with, and experience conducting research and using pedagogical methods that enable students across Indigenous, racial, ethnic, sexual and gender identity and socio-economic groups and people with disability to reach their maximum potential.

Candidates should have a strong commitment to fostering inclusivity and teaching effectively in a welcoming environment. Please refer to UBC’s Strategic Plan, its Indigenous Strategic Plan and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science’s Strategic Plan.

Interested applicants are invited to send:
1. a cover letter (please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada),
2. curriculum vitae,
3. a statement of five-year strategic vision for advancing pharmacy education and the PERL theme (2 pages),
4. a five-year research plan (1 page),
5. a summary of teaching interests and statement of philosophy relating to teaching, and the mentoring and supervision of graduate students, research trainees and/or emerging educational scholars (2 pages),
6. three papers that are the most significant and relevant to their research interests,
7. a diversity statement that describes and documents how values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and/or anti-oppression figure into your past, present, and future experience of teaching, research, community engagement, and your lived experience (maximum 1 page), and
8. names and contact details of five academic references, including one student reference. Letters of reference will only be requested from short-listed candidates.

While the search remains open until the position is filled, in order to be considered in this round of adjudication, interested applicants are asked to submit their complete application package by Tuesday, May 31st, 2022. Questions regarding the position and the application deadline should be directed to [email protected]

Applications must be submitted online on the UBC Careers website: Please do not submit applications by e-mail.

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.