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Political Economist/Scientist, SPHERU, Univeristy of Regina

Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit of the University of Regina is seeking a Political Economist/Scientist

Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of how political economy theories can inform a greater understanding of the pathways between social and environmental conditions and human health; the ability to undertake analyses (including economic analyses) of public policies that regulate social and environmental conditions that determine human health; a thorough knowledge of public policy theories (formation, impact, public engagement) and experience in public policy analysis; expertise in quantitative research methods; commitment to full-time research on population health determinants; interest in locating research within or alongside five developing SPHERU research programs including: health impacts of economic and environmental globalization; health-determining social and environmental characteristics of local communities; modifiable pathways linking multiple roles, gender, ancestry and health; individual, family and community-level determinants of healthy childhood; individual and community-level determinants of aboriginal health/well-being.

Candidates should have experience in and a commitment to collaborative research in an interdisciplinary setting (current SPHERU disciplines include social epidemiology, medical/health geography, anthropology, sociology and social work), a Ph.D. and peer-reviewed publications. A background or experience in public health is an important additional asset.

Subject to budgetary approval, this is a five-year term at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, through the appropriate home department (i.e., Department of Economics or Department of Political Science).

Interested candidates are asked to submit a covering letter outlining their personal research interests, a full CV, three letters of reference and a brief statement on why they are interested in collaborative, interdisciplinary research on population health determinants. The University of Regina is committed to employment equity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Send application by November 30, 2001 to

Dr. Ronald Labonte

SPHERU, University of Regina,

Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2.

For more information contact Dr. Ronald Labonte, (306) 966-2349 or Dr. Ralph Nilson, (306) 585-4876.