UBC BRIMM Director Search
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver seeks outstanding internal candidates for the position of
Director of the Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining.
The Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining (BRIMM) advances the transformation of the
mining sector by connecting the unique insights of researchers and industry to generate solutions for the
benefit of society and the environment. It provides seed-funding and industry engagement support to UBC
research groups to support multidisciplinary research across the traditional silos of exploration, mining and
broader environmental and socioeconomic impact.
As the primary academic and administrative officer of BRIMM, the Director coordinates and leads BRIMM
activities on campus and in partnership with industry. Collaboration across UBC faculties, and with other
mining centers at UBC such as MDRU, CIRDI, Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering and
Hydromet is an important facet of BRIMM’s approach to achieving the goal of positive change and
sustainability in the global mining industry. The Director reports to the Vice President, Research and
Innovation and to the BRIMM Board of Directors.
Eligible applicants will have an appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor at UBC,
Vancouver campus. The ideal candidate will have a broad perspective on the minerals industry and will be
able to provide leadership to support existing and develop new research themes, build research partnerships
with industry and government, and promote BRIMM activities internally and around the world. The
successful candidate will have proven leadership and administrative experience, or the clear potential to
develop these skills. The term of the Director will start on July 1st, 2020.
Applicants are invited to submit as a single pdf document a brief cover letter expressing interest, a current
curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least two references. Applications should be
submitted in confidence to:
Deans James Olson and Meigan Aronson care of Sue Yee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Review of applications will begin on 05 June, 2020
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, or Indigenous