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Assistant Professor, Health Sciences (ILTA)

Brock University

About Brock University
Brock University is located on the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This Territory is covered by the One Dish One Spoon Wampum Agreement and the Upper Canada Treaties. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working with Indigenous people. Reconciliation and Decolonization is one of four priorities articulated in Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. This priority includes fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation, and decolonization. At Brock, we believe that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Thus, Brock strives to be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.

With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography
Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What Brock Offer
Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits.

About the Department of Health Sciences
The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences is home to over 100 faculty members, 4000 undergraduate and 250 graduate students in five departments: Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Recreation & Leisure Studies, and Sport Management.

The Department of Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary community of scholars whose interests range from bench to population-based disciplines that are characterized as innovative, influential, and on-trend with vital health issues. Integrating biomedical, social science, and humanities perspectives in research and teaching, this department provides students with an inspired, comprehensive understanding of health. We serve approximately 1,200 undergraduate students in four programs: Bachelor of Public Health (with a co-op option), Bachelor of Child Health, Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences, and Bachelor of Arts in Community Health as well as over 100 graduate students across various research and course-based programs including in our exclusively-online, 1-year Master of Public Health (MPH). The Department is strongly committed to experiential learning through teaching, practicum opportunities, dry and wet lab experiences, and involvement in faculty research projects. We genuinely embrace diversity and strive to support each other and our students through inclusive administrative practices, pedagogy, and research approaches.

More information on our undergraduate and graduate programs can be found here: https://brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences/health-sciences/.

About the Position
The Department of Health Sciences at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario invites applications for a 3-year Instructional Limited Term Appointment (ILTA) position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2024.

We are seeking an outstanding public health specialist and educator who is committed to undergraduate and graduate level teaching in Health Information Management. The successful candidate will be able to bridge their knowledge in public health and healthcare information practices with course content delivered through the MPH and other undergraduate and research-based graduate programs. The successful candidate will teach eight (8) half credit courses predominantly in the MPH program with the potential to instruct in other programs. See 2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Calendar for a complete description of the courses:

Undergraduate programs: https://brocku.ca/webcal/2024/undergrad/chsc.html

Graduate MPH program: https://brocku.ca/webcal/2024/graduate/mpha.html

Graduate MSc and MA programs: https://brocku.ca/webcal/2024/graduate/ahsc.html

Qualifications for the position may include:
• PhD in biostatistics, epidemiology, or related discipline in health information management
• Significant governmental (e.g., federal, provincial, or regional level) experience in health information management, highlighting years of experience and nature of involvement
• Knowledge of fundamental standards required of a certified Canadian Health Information Professional. Canadian Health Information Management Association certification would be an asset.
• Experience in developing course content for university-level instruction
• Demonstrated effective on-campus and online asynchronous undergraduate and graduate teaching

To Apply
• Letter of Application including details of the above listed qualifications for the position with emphasis on government experience in health information management and knowledge of fundamental standards required for CHIM professional certification,
• Curriculum Vitae,
• Teaching dossier including evidence of university-level teaching experience, quality instruction (e.g., summaries of course evaluations, letters from instructional experts, department chairs), and course development, and,
• List of three individuals (1 from the health sector; 2 from academia) willing to write a reference letter and their contact information (Note: References will only be contacted in case of shortlisting).

All documents must be submitted in electronic format (a single well-organized PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload.) Supplemental application information beyond the 5MB limit can be sent to hlsc@brocku.ca.

Hiring decisions will be made based on excellence in teaching, understanding of health information management, public health, population epidemiology, biostatistics, and breadth of knowledge in undergraduate and graduate level public health curriculum. The closing date for applications is 12:01 am on April 30th, 2024, and the review process will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock Careers website at the following link: https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/brocku_careers/job/St-Catharines-Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor_JR-1017559

For additional information please contact:
Dr. Brent E. Faught
Search Committee Chair
bfaught@brocku.ca

Our Commitment
Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) peoples, Black people, people with disabilities, members of visible minorities/racialized groups, and Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and additional sexually and gender diverse (2SLGBTQI+) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form and include the completed form with their application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employment Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: talent@brocku.ca to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Learn more about Brock University by visiting www.brocku.ca