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Lecturer or Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences

Lakehead University

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one 2-year limited-term appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. The position will commence on August 1, 2019.

The Department of Health Sciences offers Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) programs, where students have the option of completing a specialization in Epidemiology, Indigenous and Northern Health, Social-Ecological Systems, Sustainability and Health, or Gerontology. The Department also collaborates with the School of Nursing to offer MPH students a Specialization in Nursing (which also integrates a Nurse Practitioner program, i.e., MPH-NP), and with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine to offer an MPH-MD program. The MPH program’s acknowledged expertise in distance and technology-assisted programming supports the educational needs of current and aspiring public health professionals by offering flexible full-time and distance learning options. A Doctoral program (PhD in Health Sciences) is being conditionally offered beginning in September 2019. The Department also offers on-campus undergraduate programs in Gerontology, as well as a graduate-level specialization in Gerontology.

Candidates should have either a PhD in Public Health, Health Sciences or a related field, or equivalent additional credentialing at the doctoral level in a public health related field, such as an MD, at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of achievement in research and teaching. Consideration will also be given to candidates who are completing a PhD. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths (see https://www.lakeheadu.ca/academics/departments/health-sciences). Candidates must provide evidence of achievement in teaching through the teaching dossier and a teaching statement. Candidates should also provide evidence of research achievement.

The successful candidate will demonstrate teach in areas covered in the Master of Public Health, Master of Health Sciences, and Gerontology programs, which may include, but are not limited to: Social and Ecological Determinants of Health, Health Promotion and Illness Prevention, Epidemiology, Health Policy, and Aging in Canada. In addition to teaching, the candidate will be required to participate in the administrative activities related to the undergraduate and graduate programs as part of workload. As such, the preferred candidate will have demonstrated experience in program administration, program development, or curriculum development. The successful applicant is also expected to develop a strong research program in his/her area of expertise, in a milieu in which current faculty members are very active researchers.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff. With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact rschiff@lakeheadu.ca. Detailed information on the Department and our programs is available at: http://healthsciences.lakeheadu.ca/

Review of applications will begin on May 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching philosophy, course outlines and teaching evaluations for previously-taught courses), a statement of a research plan (current and future interests), copies of the three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Michel Bédard
Dean, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Email: fhbs@lakeheadu.ca

A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at https://www.lakeheadu.ca/faculty-and-staff/departments/services/hr/employment-opportunites.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.