Rural Scholar

The Department of Family Practice at UBC invites applications for the position of Rural Scholar. There are up to 3 positions available and it is anticipated that these will be distributed over the rural areas of BC.

The Rural Scholars Program has been created to provide an opportunity for rural clinicians to develop skills in scholarship and leadership. The program takes a broad approach to scholarship and can encompass any category of scholarship: discovery, integration, application/engagement and education. As well as developing a scholarly project of relevance to Rural Health, the Rural Scholar will be expected to provide local leadership, mentoring and role modeling to encourage health care students to consider rural careers. The Program will provide support for one day per week to engage in scholarly work relevant to rural health in British Columbia.

The Rural Scholars Program is funded through the distributed support funds of the Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair in Rural Health provided by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues in partnership with the Department of Family Practice at UBC and the Rural Co-ordination Centre of British Columbia. The scholarship is annual and can be renewed by mutual agreement for up to three years. The program will provide some travel and scholarship training support. Start dates are negotiable.

Rural Scholars will report to the Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair in Rural Health. Successful candidates will hold a Clinical Faculty Appointment or be eligible to be appointed as Clinical Faculty, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. All Health Professionals are eligible to apply. It is anticipated that Rural Scholars will be clinically active in a rural area.

For more information about the Rural Scholars Program please contact To formally apply to the Rural Scholars Program, please send a letter expressing your interest accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae:

David Snadden
Professor, Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair in Rural Health
Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
Dr Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences Centre
3333 University Way | Prince George BC | V2N 4Z9 Canada

Email: with the subject line:  Rural Scholars Program

Review of applications will begin on 1st June 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.