Public Health/Health Systems
Memorial University of Newfoundland
This is a one-year position available starting September 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to apply public and population health knowledge and skills to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment. The principal time commitment of the position will be directed to the Master of Public Health (MPH) (Population/Public Health Stream), and public and population health components of the undergraduate medical (MD) program. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level and compensation will be on the Lecturer Scale, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The MPH (Population/Public Health Stream) program is an advanced program of academic study for students from diverse undergraduate fields. It prepares them for professional practice in a range of public health settings, and is designed and delivered in alignment with current Canadian guidelines for MPH programs.
The Division of Community Health and Humanities is part of the Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine. It is home to graduate programs that complement the MPH, in the fields of community health research, clinical epidemiology, public health nutrition, applied health research, and health ethics. It also leads the public and population health, ethics, and law components of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. The Division is committed to the Faculty of Medicine’s social accountability mission, which includes leadership of the Indigenous Health Initiative and the Global Health program. Memorial University is situated on the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and acknowledges and respects the diverse history and cultures of these groups.
Memorial University is one of the leading universities in Atlantic Canada, and the only university in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 19,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for teaching and learning. St. John's is a friendly city with great historic charm, and a dynamic arts and culture scene. It is nested within striking landscapes and offers a wide range of outdoor activities. Further information about Memorial University and the Division of Community Health and Humanities is available on our website: https://www.med.mun.ca/CommunityHealth/Home.aspx
The successful candidate must possess education and experience relevant to the academic training of future public health professionals. Candidates will be considered if they have either a clinical professional degree (e.g. medicine or nursing) with post-graduate and/or graduate training in public health, or a PhD in a population health-related field along with postdoctoral or professional experience relevant to public health practice.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities.