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Faculty Position, Global Public Health – Qualitative Research, Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Guelph, Ontario
Deadline March 1, 2017

The Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Global Public Health and Qualitative research methods at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Applicants must have training to the PhD level in epidemiology or in a public health-related field, and experience in public health research. Applicants must have established expertise in qualitative research methods, ideally working with global and/or vulnerable populations. Preference will be given to applicants with previous teaching experience in public health, particularly courses focusing on qualitative methods, epidemiology, or global health. Demonstrated participation in national and international public health scientific organizations will be an asset. Graduates with a DVM or equivalent degree are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will teach Qualitative Research Methods and Global Health courses at the graduate level.  It is expected that additional courses will be developed to fit within the successful candidate’s scholarly strengths. The Department of Population Medicine offers Master of Public Health (MPH), MSc, and PhD programs in Population Medicine/Epidemiology and Public Health. In addition, students can enroll in collaborative graduate programs in International Development.

The successful candidate must have strong communication and collaboration skills to effectively interact with faculty from multiple disciplines and with public health personnel, and to be able to develop networks across broad communities of expertise. Experience in collaborative work with public health researchers will be an asset. The successful candidate will develop an independent research program that focuses on population health research and fits within the strengths of the Department of Population Medicine. They will independently acquire sufficient research funds to support graduate training to the MSc and PhD levels. Graduate students in the Department of Population Medicine include MPH, MSc, PhD and collaborative programs with International Development.

The Ontario Veterinary College ( is a founding college of the University of Guelph, which is Canada’s leading comprehensive university. The city of Guelph ( is a pleasant community of 120,000 people located in southern Ontario approximately one hour west of central Toronto. The Ontario Veterinary College is home to the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, an MPH program and includes a diverse team of faculty members working in public health, with areas of expertise including zoonotic disease surveillance, pathogenesis, prevention and control, antimicrobial resistance, infectious disease research, veterinary epidemiology, food and water safety, and ecosystem health.

Salary and rank are negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017 or until the position is filled.

Please send a complete curriculum vitae and three references to: Dr. Cate Dewey, Chair, Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1. Fax (519) 763-8621. Email:

The University of Guelph is committed to an Employment Equity Program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We, therefore, particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.