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Assistant Professor Tenure Stream, Health Sciences

Brock University

About the position

The Department of Health Sciences at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-stream position as Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2019.

We are seeking an outstanding public health expert with a focus on health in diverse populations. A specialization in Canadian Indigenous Health would be ideal. Other fields of enquiry aligned with the department’s interest are: health equity, mental health or globalization and health.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in a program of applied research, teach courses, supervise student theses and practica, participate in the affairs of the program, and fulfill service commitments to the program and the university.

The incumbent will teach undergraduate introductory and advanced courses for our public health program. Courses may include: indigenous health, global health, and diversity and health.


• PhD in closely related field
• Recognition or promise of outstanding contributions as a scholar
• Demonstrated record or promise of knowledge translation, policy and research impact
• Successful record or promise of sponsored research and ability to foster a collaborative program of research
• Commitment to interdisciplinary research
• Demonstrated effective university teaching


Interested candidates are invited to submit along with letter of application:
1) a curriculum vitae,
2) a list of 3 academic colleagues willing to write a reference letter in the case of shortlisting;
3) research dossier and research plans for the next 5 years
4) teaching dossier
5) evidence of university teaching excellence (e.g., summaries of course evaluations, letters from instructional experts, department chairs, et cetera.)
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

Applications will be accepted until 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019.This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ana Sanchez, Chair and Professor, 905-688-5550 x4388,

To apply, click on the following link:

Information on the Department of Health Sciences can be found at:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy Please advise: Ana Sanchez, Professor, asanchez@BrockU.CA to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

More information on Brock University can be found on the University's website:

About Brock University

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 18,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What we Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include; conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences is home to over 100 faculty members, 4000 undergraduate and 250 graduate students in five departments: Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Recreation & Leisure Studies and Sport Management.

The Department of Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary community of scholars characterized as innovative and forward-thinking that is on trend with the most important health related issues. Examined through a biomedical and social science lens in research and teaching, this department provides students with a comprehensive perspective of health. We serve approximately 1100 students in four programs: Bachelor of Public Health (with and without a co-op option), Bachelor of Child Health, Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences, and Bachelor of Arts in Community Health. The Department is strongly committed to experiential education through co-op placements, practicum opportunities, and dry and wet lab experiences.