University of Toronto
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Requisition Title: Assistant/Associate Professor –Social Behavioural Health Sciences
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: October 22, 2013
Job Closing: January 15, 2014 (Open Until Filled)
The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and will commence as early as July 1, 2014.
We are seeking candidates with a PhD or equivalent in Sociology, Community or Public Health, Psychology, Political Science, Anthropology or related disciplines. Candidates should have an excellent record of research related to: the sociology of health and health care; population health/social determinants of health; the social, economic and political aspects of public health, including health inequities; or critical approaches to health systems, policy and institutions. Expertise in social science theory and/or research methodologies (quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed-methods) is essential. The candidate would have the opportunity to engage in and contribute to a number of new DLSPH initiatives including: Healthier Cities & Communities, Global Health, and Public Health & Clinical Practice.
Successful candidates will be expected to teach core theory courses and/or research methods at the graduate level; supervise graduate students in our MPH and PhD programs; and carry out a major program of research. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research are required, as is the ability to obtain grant funding. Priority will be given to those who demonstrate outstanding potential to make significant contributions to research, teaching, and leadership in social science and health at the local, national, and international levels. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
We invite innovative thinkers to join a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team of faculty and students who make up the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The DLSPH is a regional and global leader in public health education, research and service, with the largest concentrations of academic population and public health researchers in Canada. Our researchers are making major contributions in areas such as the social determinants of health; social epidemiology; global health; addictions; occupational and environmental health; chronic disease, infectious disease, and genetic epidemiology; public health policy; biostatistics and qualitative research methodology. Research and training are conducted in a trans-disciplinary environment with collaborators throughout the University, such as its top-rated schools of medicine, nursing, engineering, law, and business, and with government agencies and a wide range of global partners.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at the University of Toronto Academic Opportunities page, requisition ID: 1301547. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching summary (including a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught and students supervised), names and contact details of at least three referees, and a statement outlining current and future research interests. Reference letters are not required at the time of submission. The Search and Hiring Committee will request reference letters from referees of candidates who have made it through the initial screening process. Please ensure the names and current contact details of three referees are included in your application package. If you have questions about this position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials should be submitted online. The closing date for the job is January 15, 2014; however the search will remain open until filled.
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. For more information on the Division and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, please visit our website at: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.