Whether you are a prospective PDF looking for a position at UBC or a current UBC PDF seeking the next step in your career, this section provides valuable information to help you advance.

Becoming a PDF at UBC

The first step in finding a PDF position at UBC is to search the research interests of individual faculty members to locate a potential supervisor. Faculty members can be contacted directly to discuss potential PDF appointment opportunities, and applications can be made directly to faculty members.

Postdoctoral appointments at UBC are managed through individual faculties and departments. The Postdoctoral Fellows Office does not accept applications nor are we involved in the hiring process.

UBC PDF Postings

While most PDF positions at UBC can by found by contacting a faculty member directly, some positions may be posted on individual faculty websites. Please visit Faculty Career Opportunities for a comprehensive list of links to UBC's faculties. The following faculty members have indicated to us that they are actively looking to attract Postdocs.

Research Interests: philosophy of social science, philosophy of the historial sciences, feminist philosophy, philosophy of archaeology, research ethics (non-medical)

Potential project areas:

Feminist standpoint theory; epistemic implications of community based collaborative practice (especially in archaeology); content effects of systemic inequities in the sciences.

Research Interests: History of education, Education policy, Politics of education, Special education, Disability, History of childhood and youth, Urban and suburban history, Canadian history, American history, Educational administration

Research Interests: Patient Safety, Medication Safety, Adverse Drug Events, Drug Safety and Effectiveness, Health Information Technology, Clinical Decision Making, Health Services Research, Adverse Event Reporting

Potential project areas:

My research group is working with Ministry to develop, implement and evaluate a new provincial medication safety information technology we have developed. This work will provide multiple opportunities for graduate students to be involved in. With the implementation of this technology more robust data will become available on adverse drug events experienced by patients. Future projects include the development of methods to conduct sentinel surveillance of adverse drug events, and studies in comparative drug safety and effectiveness.

Research Interests: German Language Cultures and Literatures, Transnational Literatures, Visual Arts and Literature, European Studies, Literature and Sciences

Potential project areas:

Images of the Body, Gender, Race, Ethnicity; diversity and super-diversity; transitional spaces; art and bioart performances; biopolitics; sociographic approaches to literatures

Research Interests: Neuroimaging Methods (EEG/MEG), Central auditory processing, Auditory and visual perecptions related to reading acquisition (1st and 2nd languages), Brain computer interface

Research Interests: nutrition, public health, food environments, social determinants of health, food banks

Research Interests: Psychometrics, Multivariate Analysis, Latent Variable Models, Test Theory, Item Response Theory, Validity Theory and Validation, Statistical Methods for Program Evaluation

Potential project areas:

Please contact me about potential research topics.

Research Interests: Glaciology, Meteorology, Climate Science

Research Interests: community ecology, climate change, marine invertebrates, marine algae


UBC Faculty Careers

For current PDFs looking to embark on the next phase of their academic career, please visit Faculty Career Opportunities for links to UBC faculty websites. Faculty positions are are posted within their specific faculty.

Online Career Resources

After your first position at UBC, you may move to a PDF or faculty position at another university. Postings external to UBC may be found at the following websites: