Edwin S.H. Leong UBC Chair in Healthy Aging – a UBC President’s Excellence Chair

Healthy aging is both a personal and a public health issue of great importance to individuals and communities around the world. It is also a strategic research priority for the UBC Faculty of Medicine. A substantial philanthropic investment from Dr. Edwin Leong of $24-million is intended to position the University as a Canadian leader in addressing this critical societal need. By supporting our efforts to identify and develop innovative solutions to this far-reaching issue, this investment will lead to sustained and improved health for people and communities in British Columbia, Canada, and globally.

UBC Faculty of Medicine is seeking to recruit an internationally eminent clinician/scientist (MD and/or PhD) to fill a faculty appointment at the rank of Professor and holder of the Edwin S.H. Leong UBC Chair in Healthy Aging – a UBC President’s Excellence Chair. Based in Vancouver, the Chair will be filled by an active researcher an impeccable record of academic achievement who will provide the vision and expertise to build a world-class interdisciplinary research Program that aligns with the strategic priorities and shared vision of the donor and the Faculty of Medicine. In addition to bringing together existing UBC experts in areas of healthy aging, the Chair has resources available to recruit additional faculty and trainee positions to build the program. Combined with the expertise of the Chair, these positions will build the capacity of the Program to integrate an approach to research with the potential to transform our understanding of healthy aging.

To explore this opportunity and receive the full position profile or submit nominations, please email ubc-aging@boyden.com. To submit an application, please visit the Boyden website. Your application should include a letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of four referees at arm’s length.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information on the President’s Excellence Chairs at UBC please visit: ubc.ca/excellence

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.

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and 3rd largest university in Canada with an economic impact of 12.5 billion to the provincial economy. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world. As one of the world’s leading universities, The University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

Faculty members, students, staff and alumni in the UBC Faculty of Medicine are actively engaged in innovative, leading edge research, education and community service on university and hospital campuses across the Province. Together we aim to create knowledge and advance learning that will make a vital contribution to the health of individuals and communities, locally, nationally, and internationally.