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Instructor in Health Promotion

Dalhousie University

About the opportunity

The School of Health and Human Performance in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Health invites applications from qualified candidates for a 0.75 one-year faculty position at the Instructor rank commencing August 1, 2021.

Dalhousie University is comprised of 6,000 faculty and staff amongst its 13 faculties. Current enrollment is 18,500 graduate and undergraduate students. As part of Canada’s U15 research-intensive group, Dalhousie University is an influential driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq in the heart of Halifax (Kjipuktuk), a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Nova Scotia community, an increasingly diverse population which also includes a vibrant workforce of people living with (dis)Abilities.

The Faculty of Health’s faculty, staff and students are committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and populations through diverse health programming, collaborative research and strong community partnerships. The Faculty of Health is one of the largest faculties at Dalhousie, comprised of eight schools, one college and one program, more than 200 faculty members, 80 staff members, and approximately 3,000 students. With the most programmatically diverse health faculty in Canada, our students are exposed to a broad range of health topics and learning experiences.

The School of Health and Human Performance’s vision is ‘physical and mental wellness for all’. The School offers programs leading to Bachelor of Science and master’s Degrees in Kinesiology, Health Promotion, Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Recreation, and Recreation Management.

The primary duties of this position include the preparation and delivery of undergraduate and graduate teaching in health promotion. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a total of four courses corresponding with a demonstrated area of expertise and the teaching needs of the Health Promotion BSc and MA programs (e.g., health promotion policy, program evaluation, drugs and drug education, sexual health education, community health promotion strategies, and/or measurement and evaluation). The successful candidate will also be expected to support curricula development and revisions occurring within the Health Promotion BSc and MA programs as the faculty work to implement a revised program. Experience in curriculum design and development is an asset.

The successful candidate will preferably hold a PhD in Health Promotion or a health-related discipline such as Sociology, Public Health, Education or Psychology. Expertise in the social and/or structural determinants of health and health equity and in innovative teaching strategies such as teaching online would be an asset. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of strong teaching, organizational, and effective interpersonal and communication skills. The successful candidate must be prepared to work individually, with faculty, staff, and teaching assistants and students to grow and improve the delivery of the Health Promotion undergraduate and graduate programs. It is expected that the successful candidate will serve on the Health Promotion Division and School and Faculty-level committees.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

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