UBC OUTREACH CARDIOLOGIST: Clinical Assistant Professor, Vancouver, British Columbia


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 General Cardiology. This individual is expected to pursue an academically focused career based on research experience and educational training, for a full-time position at the rank of Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor. This position is primarily based at St. Paul’s Hospital, but it is expected that the successful candidate will be lead adult congenital heart disease partnership clinics at University of British Columbia affiliated teaching hospitals across the Province.


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 ambitious approach to partnership activities across the province.


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; additional expertise in another aspect of cardiology pertinent to congenital heart disease would be of value, specifically Cardiac Obstetrics. The applicant must be committed to championing and working in an adult congenital heart disease partnership program in collaboration with partner organizations across the Province. We anticipate this program would leverage digital health and telehealth, but would also require periodic travel to support sites across British Columbia.


Beyond adult congenital heart disease, the successful candidate would have a thriving general cardiology hospital-based practice with responsibilities for in-patient care and access to electrodiagnostic resources.


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 and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students; a proven record of excellence in teaching. As part of UBC Cardiology’s academic focus the successful candidate will be expected to substantially support the development and growth of the UBC Cardiology research and teaching program.


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.