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Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Studies and Gerontology Department, University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario
Deadline: February 28, 2011

Focus: Public Health and Health Systems

      Applications are being accepted for a tenure track position at the initial rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  We seek a dynamic, innovative scholar with broad teaching and research interests in the socio-behavioural aspects of population health intervention and/or integrated health  services or systems.  The position will complement existing expertise in a highly multi-disciplinary  department concerned with population health, public health, health services, and integrated health  systems.  Persons with a background in social science, public or population health, or health policy will find the position particularly appealing.  The successful applicant will balance teaching, graduate supervision, service, and research. 

Preference will be given to those conducting research in at least one of the following areas: chronic disease prevention and management; health inequalities; health services; integrated health  systems; healthy aging; water and food security; or health and the built environment.  Teaching may  include courses in areas such as population health, health promotion, health policy and evaluation, knowledge translation, global health, health systems, or complexity theory.  

      The candidate will join a dynamic, leading edge Department in the midst of substantial growth and transformation.  We currently have 25+ faculty, 240 graduate students and 450 undergraduates and offer a BSc in health studies, an MSc in population health, a large distance based MPH, and PhDs in population health, aging health and well being, as well as work and health.  We are actively developing new programs and products in health informatics, health evaluation, public health, health systems, and health promotion.  Visit for details on our programs, faculty, research facilities and centres. 

      The earliest date of appointment will be July 1, 2011. The closing date for applications is February 28, 2011.
Please submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and three letters of reference to:
Paul McDonald, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, N2L 3G1. 

     All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified
individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with