Health Sciences Limited Term Position
Wilfrid Laurier University
The Department of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a one-year limited term appointment in the Department of Health Sciences at the Assistant Professor rank beginning July 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval.
The successful applicant will be an emerging scholar with expertise in the Canadian health care systems and global health issues, with a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. The teaching load for this position will be five one-semester courses a year.
Applicants must have a PhD in Global Health, Health Services Research, Health Systems Research, Population Health, or Health Policy (or a closely-related health area). The successful candidate will have a strong record of teaching and a commitment to student mentorship, including evidence of course development in the health sciences. The successful applicant will also have a demonstrated ability to teach in the areas of introductory health issues, the Canadian health care system, and global health. The ideal candidate will have already developed a track-record of academic publications; success in obtaining research funding from Tri-Council and/or other sources would be considered an asset.
The Department of Health Sciences is multidisciplinary in scope offering a broad range of courses that span the natural sciences, as well as courses that apply social science and health methods and theories to health issues. As such, we offer students a unique ‘cell to society’ approach to understanding the complexity of human health.
Applicants should submit: a curriculum vitae; a statement regarding teaching experience and interests, including copies of teaching evaluations; a statement of current and prospective research interests; copies of three publications or preprints (relevant literary or technical reports such as community manuals may also be considered); and arrange to have letters from three academic referees sent to:
Dr. Ketan Shankardass
Chair, Department of Health Sciences
Wilfrid Laurier University
c/o Linda Bennett - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Electronic submission of applications is preferred. Applications will be accepted until May 19, 2019, 11:59 pm.
Applicants can learn more about the Department at https://wlu.ca/programs/science/undergraduate/health-sciences-bsc/index.html.
Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from qualified candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, or having disabilities, and qualified candidates of any sexual identities 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. Ken Maly, Dean of Science email@example.com. 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. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.