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Tenure Track Faculty Position, Rural Aging and Dementia

University of Saskatchewan

Tenure Track Faculty Position, Rural Aging and Dementia
Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture and the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine,
University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for an entry level tenure track full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Rural Aging and Dementia. The position will be housed in the College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA), University of Saskatchewan.

With the retirement of the lead of the Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR) program at the CCHSA, the candidate will be able to take advantage of the momentum established by this 20-year program to build their own research program related to aging and dementia in rural populations. CCHSA houses the Rural Dementia Lab and Clinic at the CFI-funded National Agricultural Industrial Hygiene Laboratory (NAIHL) within CCHSA. The Rural Dementia Lab provides access to multiple spaces for conducting in-person and virtual research meetings and data collection, equipped with computers and videoconferencing equipment. In addition to developing a leading research program, the candidate will be expected to: secure external research funding; work collaboratively with members from CCHSA, the Department of Medicine, and other units on campus; and supervise postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD degree, a record of research excellence as reflected in the number and quality of peer-reviewed publications, show potential to attract external research funding, and demonstrate evidence of interest and ability to engage in scholarly activity, including a willingness to engage in undergraduate graduate education, Especially for early-career applicants, postdoctoral research experience will be a strong asset. Candidates must have strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills. The successful candidate will be an excellent emerging researcher with demonstrated experience in rural aging, with a strong focus on research relevant to rural health service delivery and the care and quality of life of individuals living with dementia in rural and remote settings. Given the key role of primary health care in these contexts, expertise in this area and a strong commitment to addressing the challenges of primary health care for dementia is essential. Developing relevant and sustainable innovations in rural settings will also require skills in community-based research, as will ability to create and sustain partnerships with individuals, communities, and organizations. The RaDAR program has a longstanding history of partnership with various organizations including the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council. With the long-standing partnership between RaDAR and the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council, skills in administrative health data research is a strength. Ability to lead and participate in interdisciplinary research is also an asset.

The University, the College of Medicine, and CCHSA are committed to the well-being of the people of Saskatchewan, as documented in their respective Missions and Strategic Plans, and many opportunities exist for advancement in this area particularly as it relates to rural health. To learn more about CCHSA visit http://cchsa.usask.ca and to learn more about the College of Medicine visit http://medicine.usask.ca/

The current salary band for Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan $98,178 - $117,978. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

How to apply
Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of interests and research plan, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to:

Dr. Niels Koehncke,
Director, Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture
University of Saskatchewan
104 Clinic Place,
PO Box 23, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 2Z4
or email to: iris.rugg@usask.ca

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin in September 2022; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is spring 2023.
The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.