Indigenous Leadership Professorship, BC Centre on Substance Use

Work Area: 
1045 Howe Street
Base Site: 
1045 Howe
Temporary Full Time
End Date: 
Jan 31, 2024
Job Category: 
Management/Non Union
The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) at Providence Health Care invites applications for a full-time appointment as the holder of the Indigenous Leadership Professorship. The candidate would also be eligible pursue a non-tenure track position in the UBC Division of AIDS at the University of British Columbia. The position is for an initial five (5) year term.

The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use is a University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Centre based at Providence Health Care (PHC) / Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI). The BCCSU is a provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction. As a University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Centre, the BCCSU’s vision is to transform substance use policies and care in BC by translating research into education and evidence-based care guidance. By supporting the collaborative development of evidence-based policies, guidelines and standards, the BCCSU seeks to improve the integration of best practices and care across the continuum of substance use, thereby serving all British Columbians. The BCCSU seeks to achieve these goals through integrated activities of its three core functions: research and evaluation, education and training, and clinical care guidance.

Reporting to the Executive Director, BC Centre on Substance Use, the holder of the Indigenous Leadership Professorship within the BC Centre on Substance Use will lead the organization’s work in the area of Indigenous wellness approaches to substance use and addiction. This includes supporting lead the BCCSU’s internal and external work in the area of cultural humility and safety, therapeutic guidelines, research practice supports and aligned educational activities. The holder of the Indigenous Leadership Professorship is also expected to support BCCSU researchers, educators and care providers to incorporate cultural safety and humility principals in the organization’s work and to work with external partners, including the First Nation’s Health Authority and Indigenous community groups.

Ph.D. in a relevant health discipline with post-doctoral training in a research setting for a minimum of three (3) years. A strong background in working in the area of substance use and addiction is a strength. Demonstrated evidence of partnership with Indigenous organization including community groups. A demonstrated ability to work effectively across disciplines is also an asset. 

While a successful track record with peer-reviewed publications is a strength, this position is envisioned to be primarily leadership-based in a research centre and hospital-based environment rather than focused on university-based activities. The successful candidate must have a clear track record of strong communication and leadership skills.