Head, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Department Head, Medical Genetics, BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia together with Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) invite applications for the position of Head, Department of Medical Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine and Department Head, Medical Genetics at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre.  This appointment is for a five (5) year term with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review and is expected to be filled by a candidate internal to the Faculty. The anticipated start date is October 1, 2017 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The UBC Faculty of Medicine is committed to fostering excellence in education, research, and service that contributes to the health of individuals and communities locally, nationally, and internationally. The Faculty of Medicine, together with its partners including B.C.’s Health Authorities, provides innovative programs in the areas of health and life sciences through a province-wide delivery model. The Faculty teaches students at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels and generates more than $350 million in research funding each year.  The Department Head will provide leadership by creating and advancing a provincial school mission, strategic plan and goals that align with the Faculty and the University.  He or she will promote the Faculty’s principles of excellence, engagement, equity and effectiveness and will facilitate collaboration across the Faculty and University.

The Department of Medical Genetics is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in basic and clinical research for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of genetic disease. A great strength of the Department derives from the close integration of research, education, and clinical service conducted by its members at various campuses, affiliated hospitals, and research institutes.

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.



The successful candidate should hold a PhD and/or MD degree with eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. and fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The incumbent should have a proven track record in senior clinical, academic and administrative leadership roles, demonstrated success in supporting the career development of faculty members, demonstrated excellence in teaching and commitment to undergraduate, graduate and post graduate medical education, and a proven record of scholarly excellence in research at an international level.



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.

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of four referees should be directed to:

Dermot Kelleher, MD, FRCP, FRCPI, FMedSci
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
Faculty of Medicine
c/o Darcie Prosser
Room 317, IRC, UBC
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z3
(email:  fom.searches@ubc.ca with subject line:  Head, Department of Medical Genetics)

Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.