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Researchers: Sask. Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit

Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit, Inc (SPHERU)

The Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan

This newly established research centre of excellence, which is a two university, nine faculty unit, is seeking eight researchers excited about the possibilities of a fully interdisciplinary, integrated program of knowledge development around population health (health determinants). The Unit, under the direction of Dr. Ronald Labonte, is committed to research that is policy-relevant. We are looking for individuals with background and experience in: epidemiology; ecological/environmental theory; work and health; public policy (research and evaluation); community or social psychology/community development; aboriginal health/cultural health studies; education/adult learning; economics; and philosophy (ethics). The Unit will need researchers with a range of skills, including: quantitative methods, qualitative methods, data management and data mining.

We are interested in attracting individuals from a variety of disciplines who can work together as a team and feel comfortable in a collaborative, intersectoral environment. SPHERU is a partnership of the provincial government, health districts, universities, and both provincial and federal funding agencies.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or health sciences professional degree and equivalent research experience. Faculty will be expected to seek external research funding support. SPHERU and the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan welcome all qualified applicants.

Faculty appointments will be at the rank of assistant or associate professor and will initially be for a five-year term. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package as per the University's collective agreements will be provided.

Details about the Unit can be found at or by contacting

Administrative Development Coordinator, SPHERU

Room 608.4, Library Building, University of Regina

Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2

Apply to the above address, including your CV, a letter outlining your population health research agenda and three references.

Closing date is October 29, 1999 for applications but may be extended at the discretion of the SPHERU Board of Directors.

Both universities are committed to employment equity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.