Faculty and Staff Postings

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Head, Computer Science

Internal Search

The Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia is seeking applications for the position of Head of the Department of Computer Science. The department is committed to excellence in research and education, and plays a key role in a range of interdisciplinary, professional and graduate programs, including data science, the Institute for Computing, Information, and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) and Institute for Applied Mathematics (IAM). We seek a dynamic individual with an excellent international research profile, a strong commitment to educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, a compelling research vision for the future of the Department of Computer Science at UBC, and demonstrated leadership abilities, including management, organizational, financial, communication, and consensus-building skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall academic and non-academic leadership of the Department, will develop a strategic plan for the Department and will be a strong advocate for the Department within the University and in the national and international arenas. The position is for a five-year term and will be available beginning July 1, 2015. The successful candidate must hold a tenured faculty position at the University of British Columbia, with strong preference being given to a faculty member currently at the rank of Professor. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Nominations are strongly encouraged and should be sent to scidean@science.ubc.ca. The deadline for applications is February 23, 2015. Applications will be processed as soon as they are received. Applications, consisting of a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae should be sent to:

Dr. Simon Peacock
Dean of Science
University of British Columbia
2178-2207 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Director, Michael Smith Laboratories

Internal Search

UBC invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL). We seek an experienced UBC scientist with an established international reputation to lead and advance the MSL’s interdisciplinary biotechnology research and outreach activities. The Director must have demonstrated leadership abilities, including administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills. The MSL is primarily a research institute with core faculty members having academic cross appointments in one or more departments at UBC. This pattern of cross-appointments extends the MSL’s integrative capacity throughout the University’s scientific community for developing and stimulating cross-disciplinary approaches to a wide range of important biological questions including molecular biology, genomics, and bioengineering. The Director will be the primary research and administrative officer of the MSL, reporting to the VP Academic and Provost through the Dean of Science, Chair of the President’s Advisory Council for the MSL. The Director will work with the MSL faculty to establish strategic goals for the MSL, develop policies to achieve these goals, and secure the necessary resources to fulfill the interdisciplinary research mandate. The Director will be a strong advocate for the MSL both within the University and in the national and international arenas. He/she will also promote and coordinate the submission of infrastructure grant proposals and other opportunities for external support for the MSL.

Nominations are strongly encouraged and should be sent to scidean@science.ubc.ca. The deadline for submission of applications is February 4, 2015. Applications will be processed as soon as they are received. Applications, consisting of a brief statement of interest, curriculum vitae, publication list and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses when possible) of at least two references, should be sent to:

Dean Simon Peacock, Chair
MSL Director Search Committee
c/o Faculty of Science
2178-2207 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4

Staff Postings

UBC Science uses an online recruiting and application process for staff positions. Visit the UBC HR website to view the current list of postings. Internal applicants should apply through Self Service.

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