Job – Assistant Professor PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL POLICY, tenure track, Due: Dec 5, 2014

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The University of Victoria, School of Public Health and Social Policy (PHSP) is committed to providing leadership in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. At this time, applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full-time Assistant Professor (tenure track) position commencing July 1, 2015 or as negotiated. 

PHSP offers on-line degree programs in Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Bachelor of Arts in Health and Community Services (HCS). The MPH program includes three areas of focus: Indigenous People’s Health, Public Health Nursing, and Social Policy. The HCS program has four areas of focus: Ageing, Disability, Global Health and Indigenous People’s Health. Applicants with research and teaching interests in any of these areas are welcome to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the areas of aging and/or global health. Quantitative research expertise (including biostatistics, intervention research, or outcomes/impact evaluation) is also considered an asset for this position.

The School values commitment to social justice, equity and diversity and so is looking for a candidate with demonstrated social justice action(s). The successful Candidate will possess a completed doctorate (PhD) in public or population health or an allied field and an active program of research.

Candidates for this position must be willing to teach across programs at the graduate and undergraduate level. They must clearly demonstrate expertise or potential to teach distance education in an online classroom environment and possess ability in research excellence, as well as an ability to contribute to administrative tasks of the School and the wider profession.

Experience supervising graduate and undergraduate students is an asset. The Candidate must be able to teach within the philosophy of the curriculum, be committed to strengthening his/her teaching, and have the ability to work collaboratively. Candidates will share the School’s commitment and sensitivity to respect for diversity among colleagues, staff, students, and members of the community. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will also include membership in School committees, participating in governance and decision making within the School. Good interpersonal skills, record of publication, research funding, conference participation and potential for leadership are a valued requirement. Opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research are available with other professional schools in the Faculty of Human and Social Development and the wider University.

Deadline for applications is December 5, 2014. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on
December 8, 2014 and will continue review of applications until the position is filled. A letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references should be sent to: Dr. Michael Hayes Director, University of Victoria, School of Public Health and Social Policy PO Box 1700, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2.  For further information on the School, please go to

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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