Professor and Associate Dean, Practice Innovation

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC), invites applications for a faculty appointment to assume the role of Associate Dean, Practice Innovation, effective January 1, 2023 (or a date agreed upon by the University and the successful candidate).

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. Over the last decade, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has developed a major focus on innovation in pharmacy practice and has established and developed several initiatives, working with multiple stakeholders, to enhance the role pharmacists play in providing patient care in our ever-evolving health care system. These include the continued development and leadership of the Pharmacists in Primary Care Network (PCN) Program (, which integrates pharmacists into the new team-based primary care model in British Columbia. It also includes our flagship Pharmacists Clinic (, the first university-affiliated, licensed, pharmacist-led patient care clinic. The Pharmacists Clinic provides the highest possible standard of health consultation services to patients (more than 20,000 to date), offers learning opportunities for health professionals and students alike, and is a living laboratory supporting health care research and evaluation. The Pharmacists Clinic also provides support and clinical services to BC’s First Nations Health Authority, working closely with a number of Indigenous communities in the province.

This unique role of Associate Dean, Practice Innovation, provides leadership for the Faculty’s Practice Innovation portfolio which includes, but is not limited to, the Pharmacists in PCN Program, the UBC Pharmacists Clinic, and faculty Partner Appointments with the BC Health Authorities. The role therefore requires working closely with a wide range of internal (UBC) and external stakeholders, the development of meaningful partnerships, and the ability to influence and affect change in health systems. The Associate Dean is a member of the Faculty’s Senior Management Team and as such contributes to the overall leadership and strategic direction of the Faculty.

The successful candidate will hold a Pharm.D. degree (or equivalent), and be eligible to be licensed (or to become licensed) to practice pharmacy in British Columbia. A track record of achievement in practice excellence and innovation, demonstrated leadership skills, a comprehensive understanding of the pharmacy practice arena in the broader context of health systems and post-secondary environments, and excellence as a learning facilitator are all essential for this rewarding leadership role. The successful candidate will be appointed at a rank commensurate with the quality and significance of their contributions. This may be as a senior Clinical faculty member (e.g. Clinical Professor) or as a tenured Associate or Full Professor if the candidate has a track record of excellence in teaching and in scholarly activity (including traditional scholarship, scholarship of teaching and professional contributions). Appointment as a Clinical faculty member would be for a maximum 0.8 FTE. For more information on the review process and criteria for appointments at various academic ranks, please visit: This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

To explore this opportunity and receive the full position profile, submit nominations, or to apply, please contact our search consultants in Boyden’s Vancouver office at 604-685-0261 or email Danielle Conn at:

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence and the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for research, teaching, and practice. 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. Accommodations are also available on request for all candidates taking part in the selection process.