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Instructor I – Department of Community Health Sciences

University of Manitoba

The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba (UM), is seeking applications for a full-time probationary position at the rank of Instructor I. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Position:
The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment with the Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS), Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (

The Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) is a research and training-intensive department that has 48 full-time faculty members, including 10 Canada Research Chairs, and over 90 graduate students. CHS has active research and educational programs in epidemiology, biostatistics, and the health-related social sciences that aim to create and apply novel concepts and methods of population-based health sciences to the practices of population health, public health, and preventive medicine. The candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers within the Department, including those from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP), the Institute for Global Public Health (IGPH), and Ongomiizwin, the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences’ Indigenous Institute for Health and Healing.

The successful applicant will teach courses in the Interdisciplinary Health Program (IHP) and the Family Social Sciences (FSS) program. The IHP is a joint program offered by the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculties of Science and Arts, University of Manitoba. It consists of two, four-year, 120 credit hour degrees: Bachelor of Health Sciences and Bachelor of Health Studies. The intent of these degree programs is to create a broad, comprehensive understanding among people working in health-related settings of the factors that affect health, the needs of clients and the delivery of health services. For additional information, see The FSS undergraduate program, offered through the Department of Community Health Sciences, provides training for careers helping others through disease prevention, health education and health promotion. Students gain an understanding of human and social development; healthy communities; aging; family economic health; family violence; diversity, equity and social justice; knowledge of how to develop programs to improve people’s quality of life and well-being; skills in evaluating the effectiveness of programs aimed at supporting families; and expertise in understanding the impact of individual, community, cultural, and political environments on family well-being. For additional information, see:

The successful applicant, as a full-time instructor, will be responsible for teaching assigned courses, including distance delivery, developing courses as required, and for other related instructional duties which may be assigned or required for the effective conduct of the courses. The instructor is expected to plan, organize, and teach in a manner that directs successful student learning in keeping with the learning-centered values and goals of the University of Manitoba. The instructional and scholarly responsibilities of the staff in this position will include undergraduate education, and in particular:
• organization, preparation and delivery of course material
• evaluation of student academic progress
• reporting of students’ performance in accordance with approved policies and schedules for undergraduate studies at the University of Manitoba
• consultation with students during out-of-class or laboratory hours
• development of course syllabi that clearly outline course requirements, rationale, goals and objectives
• selection of textbooks and other resources for courses
• preparation of class sessions and assignments to help students grasp course content and how it integrates with overall student learning outcomes for courses
• teaching courses according to the University of Manitoba guidelines outlined in the document Responsibilities of Academic Staff with regard to Students (ROASS) section in the University of Manitoba Undergraduate Program. For additional information, see:

The successful applicant may be required to supervise undergraduate students with their senior thesis and practicum projects. The successful applicant will be required to take on administrative responsibilities as required for instructional and scholarly activities, including committee work at various levels (departmental, faculty and university levels), as it pertains directly or indirectly to students.

The successful applicant will hold at least a Master’s degree in one or more of the fields of education, social sciences or health sciences; will have experience in curriculum development and delivery; and will have strengths in advising and mentoring students. Preference will be given to applicants who have a PhD and have prior post-secondary teaching experience in relevant areas, and demonstrated teaching abilities. The successful applicant will be offered a position at the academic rank of Instructor I, and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

In order to expedite the selection process, the following documents should be provided to the Search Committee: 1) a letter of application; 2) a statement of how the applicant’s training, experience and achievements qualifies them for the position sought; 3) a curriculum vitae, with the names and contact information of three references; and 4) a teaching dossier that includes a description and explanation of their teaching activities, and a sample of teaching materials and evidence to support their written statements.

Winnipeg is the capital of the province of Manitoba. It has a long history in social and human rights, which is showcased most prominently in Canada’s only national museum outside of the nation’s capital – the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The city has a rich cultural environment, including ballet, opera, theatre and ethnic festivals. It boasts many professional sports teams in hockey, football, soccer and baseball and offers opportunities for recreation in all seasons. The Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favourable in Canada. To learn more about Winnipeg visit:

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Closing date for the first consideration of applications is March 22, 2021. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Expected date of appointment is July 1, 2021.

Please send applications by email to: Dr. Sharon Bruce, Head, Department of Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. Please note that only complete applications will be considered.
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Please refer to Position Number: 30031 in the subject heading of your email.