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Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Health Economics

University of Manitoba

Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Health Economics
Department of Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Position Numbers 27187 and 27816

The University of Manitoba invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, a tenured or tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor, in the area of Health Economics.

The Government of Canada has established the CRC program to enable Canadian universities to foster world class research excellence. The proposed CRC aligns with several elements of the University of Manitoba’s Strategic Research Plan, including “Integrative Research in Health and Well-Being” and “Population and Global Health”.

THE POSITION
The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment with the Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS), Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/units/chs/).

The Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) is a research and training-intensive department that has 49 full-time faculty members, including seven Canada Research Chairs, and over 90 graduate students. CHS has active research and educational programs in epidemiology, biostatistics, and the health-related social sciences that aim to create and apply novel concepts and methods of population-based health sciences to the practices of population health, public health, and preventive medicine. We seek a candidate who would fit into one of the following CHS signature research areas: health services, global public health and/or Indigenous health. The candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers within the Department, including those from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP), the Centre for Global Public Health (CGPH), and Ongomiizwin, the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences’ Indigenous Institute for Health and Healing, as well as researchers from the Department of Economics (Faculty of Arts) and the Asper School of Business.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate is expected to develop and lead an independent research program that focuses on building knowledge and research capacity in the economics of the healthcare system, and contribute to teaching and graduate student training within CHS. The candidate will also lead the development of a Health Economics Consulting Unit that could be integrated into the Evaluation Platform of the Centre for Healthcare Innovation. The Chair will have teaching responsibilities at the graduate level, and will be expected to supervise Master’s and PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in Economics, or in a relevant area such as Health Policy and Planning, with very strong training in health economics. Necessary qualifications for the position include evidence of research quality and productivity appropriate to career stage, as demonstrated by a track record of strong research activity, research funding and academic output, and a record of mentorship of undergraduate, graduate and/or postdoctoral level trainees. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A successful candidate is expected to be selected no later than July 2019, after which a Tier 2 CRC nomination application will be prepared, and expected to be submitted in October 2019. Chairs are awarded by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat after a rigorous evaluation, and award decisions are expected in the Spring of 2020. The appointment will be conditional on a successful Canada Research Chair nomination, and is expected to begin on July 1, 2020.

Applicants must be exceptional emerging scholars with less than 10 years of experience as a researcher since obtaining their terminal degree at the time of nomination. Tier 2 Chairs are valued at $100,000 per year for 5 years with an option to renew once. New CRC awardees are also eligible for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree, and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., will have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program's Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the UM’s Office of Research Services (researchgrants@umanitoba.ca) office for more information (www.umanitoba.ca/research/ors/).

The University acknowledges the potential impact that Career Interruptions and Personal Circumstances can have on an applicant’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain the impact of any such interruption(s) in their submission. Measures will be taken to ensure that these leaves are given careful consideration during the evaluation process. The CRC Nomination Selection Committee will receive equity training that includes instruction on how to recognize and combat unconscious, implicit, overt, prejudicial and other kinds of bias. The Canada Research Chairs website also provides full program information including details on eligibility criteria at: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx

EQUITY STATEMENT

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If candidates require accommodation supports during the search process, please contact Valerie Williams, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant: valerie.williams@umanitoba.ca or 204 474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Manitoba, founded more than 140 years ago, is located in Winnipeg, and is the region’s largest research-intensive university. The university community is comprised of close to 30,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and over 140,000 alumni. A vibrant, prairie city with a population exceeding 700,000, Winnipeg boasts world-class arts and entertainment, professional sports teams and an affordable, balanced lifestyle; for more information, visit www.tourism.winnipeg.mb.ca.

Application materials, including reference letters, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that application materials may be provided to participating members of the search process.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials should include:
• a cover letter outlining the candidate’s qualification and how they fulfill the above-listed criteria
• a curriculum vitae (including examples of significant research contributions)
• a two-page statement outlining the innovative and original proposed five-year research program envisioned for the Tier 2 chair and its potential to attract funding, contribute to student training and other impacts on the broader community, and a statement on the candidate’s strengths and experiences in increasing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in previous institutional environments
• a teaching statement that documents the candidate’s experience in and approach to training and mentoring diverse students and the candidate’s teaching philosophy
• the names and contact information of three referees

Please send applications by email to: Dr. Stephen Moses, Head, Department of Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

E-mail: Shannon.Turczak@umanitoba.ca

Please refer to Position Numbers 27187 and 27186 in the subject heading of your email.