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Position: Assistant Professor - Health Sciences
Institution: Wilfrid Laurier University
Department: Health Sciences
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Duties: The Department of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with a specialization in the application of population health research methods beginning July 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval. Consideration may be given to an appointment as an Associate Professor depending on qualifications and achievements in research
Requirements: The successful applicant will be an emerging scholar with a PhD in an area related to the study of population health, such as Epidemiology, Public Health, Population Health, or a related discipline
   
Text: Posting ID : 9920 Position Title : Health Sciences Assistant Professor Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Science Department : Health Sciences Campus : Waterloo Position Summary : The Department of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with a specialization in the application of population health research methods beginning July 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval. Consideration may be given to an appointment as an Associate Professor depending on qualifications and achievements in research. The successful applicant will be an emerging scholar with a PhD in an area related to the study of population health, such as Epidemiology, Public Health, Population Health, or a related discipline. The Department of Health Sciences is multidisciplinary in its focus, and aims to foster a cell-to-society approach to the study of human health and well-being. The Department includes faculty from the natural sciences and those applying social science theories and methods to health issues. Thus, the ideal candidate will have already developed a clearly defined program of research conducive to cell-to-society learning, including a consistent track-record of academic publications and evidence of success in obtaining research funding from Tri-Council and other sources. As Health Sciences at Laurier is a growing department, the selected candidate must demonstrate excellence and a strong commitment to teaching, mentorship and supervision, and have evidence of specific contributions to program and curriculum development in the health sciences. The successful applicant should have demonstrated ability to teach in the areas of research methods, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, and/or the Canadian health care system. The candidate must be capable of supervising undergraduate students, as well as graduate students in MA and PhD programs at Laurier. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, copies of three publications or other relevant scholarly contributions (e.g. technical reports may also be considered), a statement of current and prospective research interests, a statement regarding teaching experience and interests, evidence of teaching excellence, and contact information for at least three referees to: Dr. Ketan Shankardass, Chair, Department of Health Sciences, Wilfrid Laurier University, c/o Linda Bennett, Administrative Assistant (email: lbennett@wlu.ca). The committee will only contact the referees for short listed applicants. Electronic submission of applications is preferred. Applications will be accepted until December 7, 2018. Please Note : Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from qualified candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized or having disabilities, and qualified candidates of any sexual and gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter: Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada; No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to: Dr. Kenneth Maly, Acting Dean, Faculty of Science (kmaly@wlu.ca). Further information on the equity policy can be found at https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.4-employment-equity.html . Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. The University strives to make the application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext. 2007 or hr@wlu.ca. The Faculty of Science wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.
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