Career & Appointment Opportunities

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Throughout the province, more than 600 clinical faculty members, teach and inspire learners in the UBC Department of Surgery. They often also make significant contributions in administration, professional development, and translational and clinical research. A faculty appointment is necessary to teach UBC students and trainees.

Please see the Clinical Faculty Affairs Office website for the clinical faculty resource guide, compensation terms, contract updates, teaching resources, clinical faculty events and other information of interest to Clinical Faculty in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Usually initial clinical appointments are at the rank of Clinical Instructor. Please note though, that anyone seeking an appointment with the intent of applying for research funding needs to apply at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor or above.

Department of Surgery Initial Application Process

Applications are accepted and considered at any time during the academic year.

  • Determine the rank at which you want to apply. Descriptions are available here.
  • Complete the Clinical Faculty Appointment Application Form and submit it to your Division Head and Division Senior Administrative Assistant.
  • If you are applying to a rank other than clinical instructor, a Faculty of Medicine Abbreviated CV is required. It is optional, but recommended, to also include any teaching evaluations or other material demonstrating your qualifications to be appointed at the proposed rank.
  • Division Senior Administrative Assistants will submit your application, and if applicable, supporting documents to the HR Assistant.
  • Clinical instructor appointments are approved by the Department Head. Please note that your Division may also review your appointment before it’s submitted to the HR Assistant for the Department Head’s review.
  • For all other ranks, your application will be reviewed the UBC Department of Surgery’s Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee. The HR Assistant will communicate with you about the Committee’s decision.

Department of Surgery Promotion Process

Promotions are considered annually in late winter or early spring by the UBC Department of Surgery’s Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee. The promotion process and deadline is communicated to all clinical faculty members by the HR Assistant. A letter of support from your Division Head and an updated CV, in the Faculty of Medicine Abbreviated form, along with any supporting documents such as teaching evaluations, are required for this process. Faculty members are notified about the outcome of their promotion review by the HR Assistant.

For more information about the criteria for promotion to each rank, please see the Policy on Clinical Faculty Appointments.

Permanent Positions

Please see the UBC Human Resources Staff Careers page for staff job opportunities, including any which may be open in the Department of Surgery.

Temporary Positions

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