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Assistant Professor, Health Systems Research Methods, School of Health Policy and Management, York University

Position Information

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Health Systems Research Methods
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: School of Health Policy and Management
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2009

School of Health Policy and Management

The School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health offers three Bachelor of Health Studies Honours program majors - Health Management, Health Informatics and Health Policy. Each of these specialist streams is designed to prepare graduates to meet the challenges of management and decision-making in the increasingly complex and dynamic health services sector. The program equips graduates with critical knowledge and skills, along with a broad understanding of the economic, socio-cultural and political influences affecting health and the health-care field. More information on the School and its programs is available at

Health Systems Research Methods

Applications are invited for a tenure stream appointment in Health Systems Research Methods at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2009. All York University positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants should specialize in the areas of quantitative research methods in the health or social sciences with a focus on health applications. Candidates will be required to teach in the BHS honours program, and the MA and PhD programs in Health (Health Informatics and Decision Making, Health Policy and Equity), and Critical Disability Studies, and demonstrate sensitivity to the disciplinary perspectives of these programs. Experience in research design, program evaluation and the analysis of large data bases would be assets.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in the social sciences or a related field with a strong Health focus. Candidates should show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and in scholarly research. The successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in health system evaluation through the Local Health Integration Units, and be expected to fully participate in a highly productive and collegial academic community. Successful experience in teaching in relevant health-related fields is preferable.

York University is a leader in interdisciplinary social science research and outreach efforts that enable partnerships between researchers and policy makers. To address the ever more complex and challenging issues facing both scholars and policy makers, the University sustains high quality empirical research informed by a diverse range of theory and methods. These appointments will build upon and expand the University's strengths and prominence in the area of Health Analytics and Health Informatics. In addition to these appointments, an appointment will be made in the Faculty of Science and Engineering in the area of Applied Mathematical Biology. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in this growing cluster of researchers with complementary strengths across the University who are engaged in collaborative and interdisciplinary work in this area.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 30, 2008. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, one or more published works, three letters of reference and teaching evaluations should be sent to:

Professor Mary Wiktorowicz, Chair
School of Health Policy and Management
Room 425 HNES, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Fax: 416.736.5227
Posting End Date: November 30, 2008