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: Health and well-being across the adult lifespan and into old age, individual differences in goals

Research Interests: Canadian contemporary art, Queer art , Feminist art histories, Activism and visual culture, Performance studies, Movement culture

Research Interests: (post)multiculturalism and multicultural education, cultural studies, youth studies, Critical Race Theory, identity, citizenship and belonging, Africana studies, postcolonialism and decolonization

Potential project areas:

(post)multiculturalism; youth identity and belonging; cultural studies and education; Africana identity; comparative and international education

Research Interests: Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Personality, Emotional functioning

Research Interests: Assessment, PBL, Teacher Beliefs & Identity, Opportunity to Learn, HPS

Potential project areas:

Health Science Education Assessment

ethicical/clinical reasoning

empathy

Competency Based Education

Research Interests: Well-being, Stress processes, Adult development and aging, Depression, Emotions, Health behaviours, Cardiovascular disease

Potential project areas:

Stress processes and stress-buffering in daily life; Role of daily positive experiences in adult development and aging; Biological and behavioural pathways linking daily experiences to health outcomes; Day-to-day dynamics of psychosocial well-being and health behaviours (e.g., sleep); Biopsychosocial determinants of risk and outcomes for cardiovascular disease

Research Interests: Substance use counselling, Counselling/psychotherapy in India, Counselling/mental health with Indo-Canadians, Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues

Research Interests: Medical Image Computing, Machine learning in Medical Imaging, Computer Vision, Image Processing and Analysis, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Metric geometry, Number theory, Automorphic forms, Analysis on manifolds, Topology, Homogenous dynamics, Representation Theory, Group Theory

Potential project areas:

Mathematics, almost any field

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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: