Faculty Career & Fellowship Opportunities

Thinking about joining the UBC Department of Psychiatry?

Do you want to work in an environment that supports academic excellence? Are you looking for a career that prepares students to be exceptional global citizens? Do you want to collaborate or contribute to ground-breaking research? Do you have leadership skills in management and business development?

If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, consider exploring your career opportunities within the Department of Psychiatry at UBC.

Follow the links below for more information on what UBC and the Faculty of Medicine have to offer:

 

If applicable, faculty employment opportunities are shown below.

Full-Time Academic Faculty Position, Northern Medical Program

If applicable, employment opportunities for this group are shown here.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Vigo Lab)

 

If you are a post-medical degree trainee who is interested in pursuing further clinical training in psychiatry with a UBC Psychiatry faculty member, you can apply as a Postgraduate Clinical Fellow or Trainee.

Unfortunately, UBC Psychiatry Department does not offer observerships.

POSTGRADUATE CLINICAL FELLOW

If you have successfully completed all the time and examination requirements that would allow you to be listed (registered) as a specialist in your home country, then you would be eligible to apply as a Postgraduate Clinical Fellow. Please visit the UBC PGME Postgraduate Clinical Fellows webpage for specific eligibility requirements, and the UBC PGME Internationally-Sponsored (Visa) Trainees if you will be sponsored by an sponsoring agency in your home country.

POSTGRADUATE CLINICAL TRAINEE

If you are have not yet completed sufficient training that would allow you to be listed (registered) as a specialist in your home country, you may be eligible to apply as a Postgraduate Clinical Trainee. Please visit the UBC PGME Postgraduate Clinical Trainees webpage for specific eligibility requirements, and the UBC PGME Internationally-Sponsored (Visa) Trainees if you will be sponsored by an sponsoring agency in your home country.

 

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY:

 

OVERVIEW OF APPLICATION PROCESS

The entire application process can take five to six months, so please begin the process as early as possible.

1. Submit documentation

Complete and submit the application for approval of appointment (below) and other required documents to Assistant HR Manager, Bree Wilson (bree.wilson@ubc.ca). The documents linked above outline the requirements and process in more detail. Please contact Bree Wilson (bree.wilson@ubc.ca) throughout this application process for guidance.

2. Apply for work permit

Within one month, you will receive an offer letter and immigration letter (if applicable) from the Psychiatry office. Please use these letters to apply for a work permit through the appropriate visa office. Please see the Service Canada website for application information.

3. Prepare for medical licensing

Gather the required documents for medical licensing with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia. These requirements are listed in the below instructions for applicants and supervisors. If required in your case, please register for the TOEFL or IELTS exam as soon as possible. The HR Assistant will forward your application to the College for pre-approval.

4. Obtain medical license and SIN

Following your work permit approval and arrival in Vancouver, make an in-person appointment with the College to obtain your medical license and visit Service Canada to obtain a social insurance number (SIN). Please provide copies of your immigration documents and your medical license to the HR Assistant. This is the final step in processing your appointment.

For any questions regarding the application process or requirements, please contact the Assistant HR Manager, Bree Wilson (bree.wilson@ubc.ca)

 

CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If any supervisors are offering clinical fellowship/training opportunities, they will be posted here.