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Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

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UBC - One of the World's Leading Universities

As one of the world's leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, and/or Indigenous person.

Notable Alumni

UBC boasts a remarkable list of alumni who have achieved eminence in diverse fields. Among its distinguished graduates are Nobel laureates, prominent scholars, celebrated artists, influential business leaders, and renowned public figures. Notable alumni include former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell, Nobel laureate Michael Smith, Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron, and celebrated author Margaret Atwood, to name just a few.

Why Choose UBC?

There are numerous compelling reasons to choose the University of British Columbia for an academic career:

  1. Academic Excellence: UBC consistently ranks among the top universities globally for its exceptional academic programs, faculty, and research opportunities.
  2. Research Opportunities: UBC is home to world-class research facilities and offers extensive resources and support for research endeavors.
  3. Global Perspective: Located in one of the most multicultural and diverse cities in the world, UBC offers a unique international perspective that enriches the academic experience.
  4. Innovation Hub: UBC is at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship, providing a fertile ground for pioneering research and collaborations.
  5. Quality of Life: The natural beauty of British Columbia, along with a high quality of life and excellent healthcare, makes it an attractive destination for academics.

Q&A for UBC

Q1: What is the application process for academic jobs at UBC?

A1: To apply for academic positions at UBC, candidates can visit the university's official careers portal, where they will find job listings and detailed application instructions for each position.

Q2: Does UBC offer opportunities for research collaboration?

A2: Absolutely! UBC is renowned for its collaborative research environment. Faculty members actively engage in interdisciplinary research, and the university encourages partnerships and collaborations with leading institutions worldwide.

Q3: Are there opportunities for professional development at UBC?

A3: Yes, UBC is committed to the professional growth of its faculty members. The university offers numerous resources, workshops, and support for career development and advancement.

Q4: What is the cultural and social scene like in Vancouver and Kelowna, where UBC has campuses?

A4: Both Vancouver and Kelowna offer vibrant cultural scenes, recreational activities, and a welcoming atmosphere. From art galleries and theaters to outdoor adventures, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Join the University of British Columbia, and become part of a dynamic academic community dedicated to shaping the future through education and research. Explore your potential at UBC, where excellence knows no bounds.