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Assistant Professor, Probationary (Tenure-Track), Statistics for the Health Sciences

Western University

Probationary (Tenure-Track) – Assistant Professor
Statistics for the Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at Western University is seeking an emerging academic with an established program of research in an area relevant to Health or Rehabilitation Sciences, and a demonstrated ability to develop and teach courses in introductory and advanced statistical analysis and interpretation. This appointment will be Probationary (tenure-track) at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed in one of the six Schools within the Faculty (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health Studies, Kinesiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy), depending on the applicant's area of research application and discipline. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023, or as negotiated. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty is a large, diverse, and comprehensive unit. FHS delivers undergraduate programs in three Schools, and graduate programs in six disciplines, while offering a unique learning experience that enables students to develop a comprehensive understanding of health-related issues affecting people in all corners of the world. A spirit of collaboration has become part of the fabric of the Faculty and helps bring together world-class researchers and teachers across its six schools. The Faculty also has large interdisciplinary graduate programs including the Health & Rehabilitation Sciences program, and the Advanced Health Care Practice (AHCP) program, which is the first of its kind in Canada. FHS has four signature research areas, and four Research Centres: Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, International Centre for Olympic Studies, and the National Centre for Audiology. The Faculty has more than 3,200 undergraduate students and more than 800 graduate students (including 200 PhD students).

In addition to carrying out an independent program of research, principal duties will include teaching courses in introductory and advanced statistical analyses and interpretation, which is fundamental to the curriculum of the undergraduate and graduate programs across the Faculty of Health Sciences. These courses will be developed in consultation with relevant Schools and/or Faculty curriculum committees and will build a foundation of theoretical and practical statistical skills in analyses and interpretation of data collected in basic science and clinical settings. Candidates will also be expected to fulfill service responsibilities within the School to which they are appointed, as well as the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the University as a whole.

Candidates must hold a PhD in statistics, or related field. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence and varied experiences in teaching statistics and demonstrated enthusiasm for quality and innovative educational practices, including traditional and flexible learning environments and active learning activities. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and scholarship are aligned with the Faculty/School research strengths. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to contribute substantively to an inclusive and diverse academic community.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff, and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence, and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth to better serve our communities. With a full-time enrolment of 32,000, Western University is a leading research-intensive university with a full range of academic and professional programs. The University is in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant, and welcoming community of more than 350,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for Southwestern Ontario.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western University ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses. Educational and research programs are supported through excellent relationships with health care and community agencies in the city and region. Support for research development is available through the Schools, the Faculty, and University. The University also offers programs to enhance teaching excellence through the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a complete application package, as a single PDF file, containing the following:

• Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form
• Cover letter that outlines their interest and qualifications for the role, and a statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in relation to their teaching and research
• Curriculum vitae
• Brief statement of teaching experience, research accomplishments, and future research plans
• Names and contact information of three academic referees

The application package can be submitted via email to:

Dr. Andrew Johnson, Search Committee Chair
Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building
Faculty of Health Sciences
Western University
London, Ontario N6A 3K7

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 4, 2023.
Please quote HS-247 on all correspondence.

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Wanda Chebott,