UBC ECHO CARDIOLOGIST: Clinical Assistant Professor, Vancouver, BC


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


CARDIOLOGIST: Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Vancouver, British Columbia


The UBC Division of Cardiology invites applications from outstanding cardiologists with special expertise in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Echocardiography. This individual is expected to pursue an academically focused career based on advanced research experience and educational training, for a full time position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. This position is primarily based at St. Paul’s Hospital with potential for a minor clinical role at Vancouver General Hospital, both of which are University of British Columbia affiliated teaching hospitals.


The UBC Division of Cardiology is actively involved in the care of patients with a wide spectrum of cardiovascular disease in the Lower Mainland (Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority, and Vancouver Coastal Health) and the Province of BC and Yukon. The Pacific Adult Congenital Heart Program at St. Paul’s Hospital is the second largest provider of care for adults with congenital heart disease in Canada and the only clinic in BC to offer a comprehensive suite of services for adults with congenital heart disease. It has recently undergone a major expansion and requires a full time academically focused recruit to support its activities.


The applicant must have demonstrated excellence in the care of patients with congenital heart disease including a minimum 2 years of dedicated training in this area; a further interest in cardiogenetics or aortopathies would be of value. The applicant must also have expertise in Echocardiography with a minimum 1 year of focused training in this area. Advanced skills in interventional echocardiography/structural heart disease and congenital echocardiography will be required.


He/she will be closely involved with the University of British Columbia’s training program in Adult Cardiology and will be tasked with developing an educational curriculum for residents and fellows that is aligned with the Royal College of Canada’s training competencies for congenital heart disease. This person will be expected to participate and contribute to educational activities on a National level. The Division operates an academic practice plan, which the successful candidate is expected to contribute to, and be eligible to receive a supplementary stipend for exceptional academic contribution.


The successful candidate will possess an FRCPC in Internal Medicine and a Certificate of Special Competence in Cardiology and must be eligible for licensure in the Province of British Columbia. Candidates should possess exceptional communication and teaching skills; a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level including supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates should have a strong track record of being able to work well in teams. As part of the UBC Division of Cardiology’s academic focus, the successful candidate will be expected to substantially support the development and growth of the UBC Cardiology research and teaching programs.


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


The anticipated start date is July 2020. Applications will be accepted until January 31st, 2020 with interviews to follow shortly thereafter, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, publications listing and teaching dossier and may be emailed to: Marilyn.Robertson@vch.ca