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Assistant Professor Position, Health Promotion/Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto

Qualifications And Duties

We are seeking a Social Scientist for a three-year contract position at the Assistant Professor rank. Applicants must have a PhD in one of the social sciences and/or public health. A focus on one or more of the following would be an asset: the social determinants of health; individual, community, and social change; health policy; health systems; health inequities; global health; environmental health. Priority will be given to an individual who has the potential to make significant contributions to applied research in health promotion/public health, and in preparing students to bridge the gap between theory, research, and practice. The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in supervising graduate students in our MHSc and PhD programs. S/he will also be expected to teach graduate courses in applied research in health promotion/public health, as well as in one or more substantive areas in the field.  Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Public Health Sciences (PHS)

The Department ( has graduate training programs to the Masters and PhD levels in health promotion, social and behavioural health sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, occupational and environmental health, community nutrition and family medicine education.  The Department is involved in a number of collaborative programs, offers a Global Health focus at the Masters and PhD levels and offers postgraduate training in both community medicine and occupational medicine.  The Department is located at the heart of the largest health science research complex in Canada and has active alliances with the research institutes and centers, teaching hospitals, public health and community health agencies, as well as with professional health associations and government ministries. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

To Apply

Interested, qualified individuals are requested to send (in confidence) a letter outlining their qualifications for the position including a curriculum vitae, and have three reference letters sent to:

Dr. Michael Escobar
Interim Chair
Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Health Sciences Building
6th floor, 155 College Street
Toronto, ON   M5T 3M7 CANADA
Closing Date For Applications:  22 February 2008 or until position is filled.    Effective Date Of Appointment:  1 July 2008

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.