New Faculty Position in the Department of Psychiatry through Faculty Renewal Funding

Date:    July 25, 2019

 

To:        Faculty, Staff and Students of the UBC Department of Psychiatry

 

From:   Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham

Professor and Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry

Director, Institute of Mental Health, UBC

Regional Head and Program Medical Director, VCH/PHC

 

Re:        New Faculty Position in the Department of Psychiatry through Faculty Renewal Funding

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Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students of the UBC Department of Psychiatry,

 

Earlier this year, the Department of Psychiatry submitted a proposal for the third round of the Faculty of Medicine Faculty Renewal initiative intended to support the recruitment of diverse and talented junior faculty in the areas of Translational Medicine and Innovation, and Critical Succession.

 

Now that the adjudication and selection process has been finalized, I’m very pleased to share that our proposal was among those selected for funding in the category of Translational Medicine and Innovation. This funding will cover the salary and benefits for an academic tenure-track position at an Assistant Professor level, and the areas of focus for this position will be “Mental Health Systems and Policy, Public Mental Health, Student Mental Health and Psychiatric Epidemiology.”

 

As one of the twelve successful submissions in this highly competitive process, our proposal for a new-tenure track faculty position was noted by the adjudication panel for its strong alignment with the FoM strategic plan, with its key focus on population health research, public mental health policy and student mental health improvement, as well as its aim to establish close working relationships with the Ministries of Health and of Mental Health and Addictions. The panel noted that this position could also play an important public interface role.

 

The search and recruitment process for this tenure-track Assistant Professor position will begin immediately, with the desired start date aimed for July 2020.  I look forward to providing you with further news and updates as we move ahead with our recruitment process.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych (UK), MBA (Exec)
Professor and Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry
Director, Institute of Mental Health, UBC
Regional Head and Program Medical Director, VCH/PHC