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Assistant Professor in Family Economic Health, Department of Family Social Sciences

Position Number 07669

The Department of Family Social Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of family economic health.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, supervise graduate students, conduct research, and provide service to the university and community.  The  appointment will commence July 1, 2009 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. (completed or nearing completion) in the social sciences or a related field pertaining to family economic health.  Individuals with a strong interest and background in family economics, consumer economics, financial planning, financial counseling, family resource management or a closely related field (e.g., applied micro-economics, community economic development) are encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will be expected to develop and conduct an active research program funded by external granting agencies.  Teaching  responsibilities will initially include undergraduate and graduate courses in family resource management and family finance.  

The Department of Family Social Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, has 10 full-time faculty positions and offers multidisciplinary programs at  the Bachelor's and Master's levels.  For more information please visit our website at:

Winnipeg has a great deal to offer, both culturally and recreationally, with a number of professional arts groups and sports teams, and many opportunities nearby for all types of outdoor activities in all seasons. The Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favourable in Canada.

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Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and  men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  

Applications, including complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a sample of publications, evidence of teaching  ability, and names of three referees, must be sent by e-mail to Dr. Karen Duncan at, Chair of Selection Committee, Department of Family Social Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2.  

Your cover letter and resume must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.  Enquiries by telephone (204-474-6702), FAX (204-474-7592), or e-mail are welcome.  

Application deadline is December 16, 2008 or until the position is filled.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Manitoba."  

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