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Assistant Professor, Instructional Limited Term Appointment, Health Sciences

Brock University

The Department of Health Sciences at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, invites applications for a 3-year Instructional Limited Term Appointment (ILTA) position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2023.

The position is open to scholars with a comprehensive understanding of fundamental principles, theories and practices of public health and expertise in areas such as infectious disease transmission, noncommunicable disease, and social determinants of health including the natural and built environment. The successful candidate will teach eight (8) half credit courses per academic year which will include spring/summer teaching requirements.

Teaching assignments will be in-person and include the first-year undergraduate course, Introduction to Health Sciences (HLSC 1F90), as well as advanced courses for our public health programs. These may include: Global Health, Environmental Health, Infection Control and Safety, Processes of Health and Wellness, Health Promotion, and Pandemics and their Impact on Society. Experiential learning may be a component of some of these courses. See the 2022-2023 Undergraduate

Calendar for a complete description of the courses

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent in public health or a related discipline with evidence of relevant teaching experience. Qualified applicants will have a track record of excellence in teaching and demonstrate evidence of reflective pedagogical practice.

About the Faculty and Department
The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences is home to over 100 faculty members, 4,000 undergraduate and 250 graduate students in five departments: Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Recreation and Leisure Studies, and Sport Management.

The Department of Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary community of scholars whose interests range from bench to population-based disciplines that are characterized as innovative, influential, and on-trend with vital health issues. Integrating biomedical, social science, and humanities perspectives in research and teaching, this department provides students with an inspired, comprehensive understanding of health. We serve approximately 1,200 undergraduate students in four programs: Bachelor of Public Health (with a co-op option), Bachelor of Child Health, Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences, and Bachelor of Arts in Community Health as well as over 100 graduate students across various programs. The Department is strongly committed to experiential learning through teaching, practicum opportunities, dry and wet lab experiences, and involvement in faculty research projects. We genuinely embrace diversity and strive to support each other and our students through inclusive administrative practices, pedagogy, and research approaches. More information on our undergraduate program can be found here:

About Brock University
With a student population of more than 19,000, Brock is renowned for its exceptional campus experience and high level of student satisfaction. Brock offers 150 undergraduate and graduate degrees in six academic faculties and is home to world-class instructors and researchers making breakthroughs of all kinds each and every day. Founded in 1964 by the Niagara community, Brock remains a proud partner committed to improving the vitality of the region even as it extends its global reach.

One of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities and a Top Employer in the Hamilton-Niagara region of Ontario, Canada, Brock University is an inclusive, welcoming campus community that offers a wide range of unique career opportunities for those with passion, energy and expertise. We’re looking for Faculty members who want to help us continue to deliver an exceptional student experience, perform impact-driven research and generate life-changing breakthroughs for our world. Ignite new possibilities for your career. Break through at Brock.

Brock University is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement.
Our Geography

Brock is located on a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. This unique region intersects Lakes Ontario and Erie and is home to nearly 500,000 residents. Brock is one of the region’s top employers, and is a significant contributor to the economic, intellectual and cultural fabric of the area. Niagara provides abundant recreation, cultural and lifestyle options and is just a short drive from the Greater Toronto Area and the United States border.
What we Offer

Brock University offers competitive salaries and benefits. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Brock University Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

Application Process:
All documents must be submitted in electronic format (a single well-organized PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload). Supplemental application information beyond the 5MB limit can be sent to

Candidates must submit a cover letter, a current Curriculum Vitae, and a teaching dossier comprising teaching philosophy, pedagogical approaches, and other evidence to support teaching excellence (e.g., course syllabi, summaries of formal course evaluations, professional development, awards, peer/student assessments). Hiring decisions will be made based on excellence in teaching, understanding of public health, and breadth of knowledge in undergraduate public health curriculum. Three academic letters of reference will be requested from shortlisted candidates.

For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Ana Sanchez, PhD
Search Committee Chair

The closing date for applications is April 17, 2023 at 12:01am. The final full day to apply is April 16, 2023.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock Careers website at the following link: