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Assistant or Associate Professor, Global Health, School of Public Health and Health Systems, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario
Deadline October 31, 2016

The School of Public Health and Health Systems in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Global Health.

We are particularly interested in applications from candidates whose international work focuses on population-level interventions to reduce non-communicable diseases in the context of health policy, globalization, health promotion/disease prevention, and/or evaluation of complex program or policy interventions.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in a discipline relevant to global public health and is expected to propose an innovative program of high quality research that will attract external funding and excellent graduate students. Evidence of an actively developing research program and successful record of Tri-Agency funding is a strength. Duties include research, teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, service to the unit, and supervision of graduate students. Applicants whose research aligns with the mission and vision of the School would be especially appealing:

Based on qualifications and hired at the rank of Assistant or Associate, an annual starting salary will range from $90,000 to $130,000.  Actual starting salary will be commensurate with rank of appointment, qualifications, experience and research record.  Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The School of Public Health and Health Systems is an active, vibrant, and growing program. We currently have 36 faculty members, and offer research-focused MSc and PhD degrees in Public Health and Health Systems; a BSc in Health Studies; a Bachelor of Public Health; professional Master’s degrees in Public Health, Health Evaluation, and Health Informatics; and Collaborative PhD specializations in Aging, Health and Well-Being, and Work and Health. We have built considerable research strengths in health informatics, population health, epidemiology, chronic disease prevention, global health, youth health, aging, public health nutrition, health behaviour, work and health, and environmental health. The School is currently seeking to develop a collaborative program in global health that links multiple departments and Faculties across campus. The successful candidate will be asked to participate, in and possibly provide leadership to aspects of this initiative. Visit our website for more detail on programs and faculty profiles.

The closing date for applications is October 31, 2016. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017, or as negotiated. Three letters of reference will be requested for finalists for the position. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and separate statements describing your program of research, teaching and supervision experience, and list with name and email address of at least three references to: Dr. Craig Janes - Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue, Waterloo, Canada, N2L 3G1. Alternatively, application materials and references may be sent electronically to

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

Three reasons to apply: