Tier One Canada Research Chair in Global Health

Global Health Chair_edited-2The School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), University of British Columbia (UBC) is seeking a senior scientist eligible to be appointed at the rank of Professor with tenure to fill a newly created Tier One Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Global Health. UBC recognizes the inherent power of international learning to reveal new worlds, open spirits, and change lives through success in international capacity building, research, and service to increase engagement at every level. The School offers five graduate programs, a residency program in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and an excellent team of researchers whose field of research interests includes global health.

The incumbent will lead the SPPH and UBC as a whole in strengthening its participation in implementation research as applied to global population health and global health systems. She/he will provide leadership in strategically aligning UBC’s participation in global health knowledge generation and translation. This will include fostering interdisciplinary global health research activities across the UBC campus, with the aim of strengthening UBC’s role in international development. Building upon the excellent basic science, discovery and population health research base that currently exists at UBC, this individual will define a research agenda that takes existing knowledge and promising innovations and translates these through development, delivery and scale-up research to the point where they truly impact on the health of lower income country populations – effectively addressing policy concerns to ensure successful and sustainable application.

An accomplished record of innovative research and training in implementation research as applied to population health and/or health systems in low and middle-income countries is required. The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized leader and have experience leading a global health research program. She/he will have at least 15 years of relevant low/middle income country experience, working locally and at global levels. Applicants must also have demonstrated excellence in teaching and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching activities of the School. She/he must have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary research environment and the capacity to obtain public and private sources of funding to support these activities. The individual selected will be subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

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