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Faculty Position in Public Health Environment, University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario
Deadline: August 22, 2011

Faculty Position in Public Health Environment

      The new School of Public Health and Health Systems (formerly the Department of Health Studies and Gerontology) at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional teacher and applied researcher for a tenure track position in the environmental aspects of public health.  The initial appointment will be at a rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position requires a PhD or MD, and is suitable for persons with a background in food and water borne illness/safety, environmental epidemiology, risk assessment, toxicology, health inspection, health geography, or related areas.  Persons with an interest in global and international health, “systems thinking” and/or the bio-medical foundations of public health would be particularly appealing. Experience as a practitioner/policy developer in public health organization would be a definite asset. The successful applicant will balance teaching, graduate supervision and advisement, service, and research.  They must have a demonstrated record of achievement or show exceptional promise as a productive, innovative applied researcher, effective teacher, and graduate supervisor. 

     We seek a colleague who will fit in with a dynamic, multi-disciplinary, leading edge School of Public Health and Health Systems.  We are starting a six year strategic period of growth, innovation, and transformation. Distinctive features include an emphasis on “systems thinking”, experiential and problem-based learning, close links to policy makers and program providers, and research geared to finding solutions to significant public health issues in Canada and internationally. We currently have 27 faculty, >240 graduate students and 450 undergraduates in a BSc in health studies, a MSc in population health, an on line MPH (including a potential new stream environmental health), and PhDs in population health, aging health and well being, as well as work and health.  We expect to hire 12 new faculty and are developing new programs and products in health informatics, health evaluation, public health and health promotion.  Visit for details on our programs, faculty, research facilities and centres. 

      The closing date for applications is August 22, 2011.  The anticipated start date is late fall, 2011. Please submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, as well as three letters of reference to: Dr. Paul McDonald, Professor and Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems, Burt Mathews Hall, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, N2L 3G1. Applications may also be submitted electronically to

     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 disabilities.