Specialty Obstetrics/Gynecology

Subspecialty Gynecologic Oncology

Role and Facility Information

The Divisions of Gynaecologic Specialties and Gynaecologic Oncology within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invite applications from academic gynaecologists with an interest and expertise in female sexual medicine/vulvovaginal disorders for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track.

The UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology has training programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, and pursues research to make innovative advancements in knowledge and translate it to practice to improve health. The Department consists of more than 300 physicians and scientists as well as over 50 administrative, research, and technical staff. Specialty training programs are offered in gynaecologic oncology, maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility as well as advanced training programs in endometriosis, pelvic pain and advanced laparoscopic surgery, family planning, vulvovaginal health and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Reporting through their Division Heads to the Head of the UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, the successful candidate will have training in female sexual medicine and vulvovaginal disorders, and will offer clinical services through the BC Centre for Vulvar Health, Vancouver Coastal Health. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to develop and implement clinical programs that address the psychosexual health needs of gynaecological patients, including the needs of women with chronic and complex vulvar disorders (e.g. VIN). The candidate will work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team of health care providers consisting of gynaecologists, gynaecologic oncologists, psychologists, pelvic floor physiotherapists, dermatologists, psychiatrists, urologists, and nurses. In conjunction with the clinical work through BCCVH, the successful candidate’s academic work will focus on developing a robust research program within sexual medicine. This will include clinical and translational research in the area, in collaboration with researchers within (e.g. UBC Sexual Health Lab), and outside of the Department (BC Gynecologic Cancer Initiative, UBC Dermatology and Skin Science). Sustaining this academic appointment and achieving promotion will require the development of a successfully funded and productive research program. The appointee will also 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 successful candidate will hold an MD and should have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. They will have a demonstrated interest and additional training in the female sexual medicine and vulvovaginal disorders. The successful candidate will show demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in teaching, and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching activities of the units. The candidate will have experience and potential as an independent scholar and will be expected to develop a thriving, extramurally funded research program. 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. A letter of application outlining the applicant’s research and teaching interests, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of three references are required for application.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

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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 of Canada will be given priority.

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Estimated Remuneration
$95,000 CDN

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