Applicants are invited to apply for a new full-time tenure-track faculty position in clinical and community cardiovascular pharmacy in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of British Columbia (UBC). This Professorship has been established by the Faculty in partnership with St. Paul’s Foundation of Vancouver and Providence Health Care Society with the objective of providing combined clinical and academic leadership to advance research, education and practice in clinical and community cardiovascular pharmacy. This professorship will be funded by contributions from St. Paul’s Foundation of Vancouver for the first five year term.
The holder of the Professorship will be located at St. Paul’s Hospital with office space located in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to support the duties of research, teaching and service. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of British Columbia is located in a state-of-the-art $150-million, 23,000-square-metre facility on UBC's Vancouver campus underpinned by world-class infrastructure and equipment. The St. Paul’s Hospital is home to many world-class medical and surgical programs, and with the largest hospital redevelopment project in BC’s history underway, the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health campus will be designed to support the full integration of research, innovation and patient care and transform the future of health care for British Columbians.
As innovators in pharmacy education, research and practice, the Faculty’s vision is to be a catalyst for change in pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences with the goal of supporting the optimization of drug therapy in the pursuit of improved patient outcomes. The successful candidate will have opportunities to actively engage with the Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), an academic research group housed within the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC and the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences (CHéOS), a health outcomes unit situated at St. Paul’s Hospital.
The successful candidate will be a leader in implementing health care delivery change in an ambulatory and primary care setting, education and research, with a provincial impact as the pharmacist member of the cardiovascular team. The primary functions of the successful candidate will include:
Establishing and maintaining a research program in the area of cardiovascular care with focus on patients with cardiovascular disease, to optimize pharmacotherapy outcomes in patients in the community;
Synthesizing clinical and research and translating that into recommendations for health care improvements to optimize drug therapy for patients living with cardiovascular disease;
Ensuring the translation of real-world evidence into practice, particularly in the transitions of care to help align policy between local health authorities and provincial government ministries connected to health; and
Developing and delivering education to patients, students and health care providers on optimizing pharmacotherapy outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease.
To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must possess the following qualifications:
Completion of Entry to Pharmacy degree from an accredited university;
Post graduate degree (i.e. PharmD, PhD in a related field) from a recognized university and at least 3 years of recent relevant clinical pharmacy experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, knowledge and experience;
Currently licensed or has the ability to obtain licensure to practice as a pharmacist in British Columbia at the start of his/her appointment;
Recent relevant direct patient care experience in cardiovascular pharmacy practice in primary care setting;
Demonstrated expertise and leadership in the area of cardiovascular health or has the potential to attain national recognition as a leader in this field;
Demonstrated competence in teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level; and
Demonstrated ability and/or potential to establish an active, extramurally funded research program.
The successful candidate will be appointed to an academic rank appropriate to their level of experience. Salary is competitive, negotiable, and commensurate with experience and is subject to final budgetary approval. UBC is committed to attracting outstanding faculty members and offers competitive compensation and benefits packages, including support for housing and relocation (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/housing-relocation/fhop/).
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is July 1, 2020 or earlier. Interested individuals are requested to submit a letter of application with a brief description of research interests, a curriculum vitae, copies of up to five publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of four referees. Applications must be submitted online through the UBC Careers website at: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/34417.
The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce, and particular for its employees with disabilities. An inclusive work environment for employees with disabilities presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized and integrated into current structures, planning and decision-making modes. For information regarding UBC's accommodation and access policies and resources, please visit the Centre for Accessibility website at: https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/student-development-services/centre-accessibility/faculty-and-staff-disabilities.
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.