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Assistant Professor - Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

University of Toronto

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences. The expected start date will be in the academic year 2020-2021 with the specific date to be mutually agreed between the School and the successful candidate.

The Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences seeks an exceptional scholar in health promotion with a PhD in a social or health science by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, and with expertise in public health. Candidates must have an excellent record of research that advances and applies the social and behavioural sciences in the field of health promotion as well as evidence of excellence in teaching related to public health science. In their research, candidates must use a ‘critical’ approach to examine how individual, organizational, social, institutional, political, economic and /or environmental factors and underlying assumptions influence health, health equity and the fields of health promotion and public health.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests expand our existing strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program in public health. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach courses in health promotion and quantitative research methods; and supervise graduate students in our MPH and PhD programs.

Candidates need to demonstrate the ability to influence policy and practice through the production of scholarship and the effective translation of knowledge. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Evidence of the ability to obtain grant funding is required. Priority will be given to those who demonstrate outstanding ability to make significant contributions to research, teaching, and leadership in social science and health at the local, national, and international levels.

Candidates must also provide evidence of excellence in teaching as shown through teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, teaching dossier, letters of reference and awards.

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity.

The selected candidate will be eligible to participate in an internal competition for a subsequent Canada Research Chair nomination.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Established by Royal Charter in 1827, the University of Toronto is the largest and most prestigious research-intensive university in Canada, located in one of the world's great cities. The University has more than 19,000 faculty and staff, some 73,000 students enrolled across three campuses, an annual budget of $1.8 billion, including $376 million in externally funded research, an additional $469 million in research funding in the affiliated teaching hospitals, and one of the premier research libraries in North America.

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH; http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/) has an illustrious history that began in the 1920’s and continued with a renaissance beginning in 2008 (see synopsis at http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/about/). The most prominent School of Public Health in Canada, the DLSPH now has a roster of over 1000 students. It houses the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, and the Joint Centre for Bioethics.

The mission of the division of Social and Behavioural Sciences is to advance and apply the social and behavioural sciences in the field of public health through the advancement of knowledge on the structures and processes that underlie health and health promotion, illness, premature mortality, injury and disability. We offer a doctoral program in Social and Behavioural Sciences and a professional Master of Public Health in Health Promotion program.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Applications must include a cover letter (see details below), curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and description of experience teaching, and teaching evaluations), up to three sample publications, and a statement outlining current and future research interests. For questions regarding this position, please contact acadsearch.dlsph@utoronto.ca.

In their cover letter, applicants are asked to specifically comment on: 1) how they apply theories of inequality (e.g., de-colonial, critical race, feminist) in their scholarship, methodological approach and/or teaching; 2) how they practice diversity and equity as a health promotion researcher and educator; 3) their ability to teach quantitative research methods at the graduate level; and 4) which existing courses they have experience to teach and what new courses they would develop if hired.

Applicants must also ask three referees to send letters (signed and on letterhead) directly to Konstantina Kollias, via email to acadsearch.dlsph@utoronto.ca by the closing date.

All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received on or before June 3, 2020.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

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

Click here to apply: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=2000778&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FToronto