The Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES, see at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Associate Professor, tenure track or Professor, tenure. This position will be based in Vancouver, BC, but involves interaction with faculty and trainees at all of the Faculty of Medicine’s regional sites.


The Centre for Health Education Scholarship is a research centre that strives to enhance the health of people and populations by supporting the educational practices of health professions. CHES is a world-renowned centre that supports the development of educational theory based on classroom and clinical phenomena, and the application of educational theory into the classroom and clinical environments. CHES provides educational consultation to Faculty, University, provincial, national, and international health professional education organizations. CHES is supported by faculty within the centre, and with partnerships across the university, nationally, and internationally. At its core, CHES supports health professions educators and connects health professions educators with others to support them in asking and answering important educational questions through scholarly work.


Reporting to both the Director of the Centre for Health Education Scholarship and a Department Head (of a relevant academic department identified after candidate selection), the successful candidate will be expected to become world renowned for their own research program and be highly active in supporting the research of other faculty and trainees through mentorship and partnership, assisting them in developing their own ideas, proposals and research. In addition, they will provide support and supervision to faculty educators, undergraduate trainees, master’s, and PhD students. The successful candidate will contribute to the educational missions across the continuum of learning, including interactions with the various educational offices in the Faculty of Medicine. They will also make academic service contributions.

 The successful candidate will be an outstanding mid-career to senior researcher with PhD or equivalent training in a relevant discipline for health professions education research and will have at least 7 years’ experience and demonstrated success as a researcher and mentor in the field of health professions education. The successful candidate will complement and extend the expertise of current CHES faculty, and diversify the methods and approaches to research currently practiced in CHES. Candidates with research interests and skills in any area of relevance are encouraged to apply, but we will prioritize those with expertise using a variety of research methodologies. At the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of successful teaching and ability to direct graduate students, evidence of sustained and productive scholarly activity, and must be willing to participate in the affairs of the Department and the University. At the rank of Professor, the successful candidate will have demonstrated appropriate standards of excellence in teaching, have received wide recognition in their sustained and productive scholarly activity, and participated significantly in academic and professional affairs.

 The successful candidate will contribute to fostering an environment that promotes inclusivity and embodies values of respect, integrity, compassion, collaboration, and equity. Equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice are essential to academic excellence, as well as to fostering an inclusive community for voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged. Candidates who bring diverse perspectives and lived experiences are encouraged to apply as we strive to enhance the diversity, inclusiveness, socio-cultural representation, and perspectives of the centre.

A letter of application outlining the applicant’s research and teaching interests, professional and creative work, administrative service, experience fostering collaboration and contributions made to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion; a detailed curriculum vitae; and the names of four arm’s length references should be directed to:

 Beth Hensler
Administrative Manager, UBC Centre for Health Education Scholarship
Subject Line: CHES Associate Professor / Professor Position

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An appropriate academic department in the UBC Faculty of Medicine will be identified at the time a successful candidate is selected, contingent upon the candidate’s area of expertise. Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.