Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Northern Aboriginal Health Systems, due: April 30th, 2017

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The School of Public Health at the University of Alberta is inviting applications for a tenure-track position in Northern Aboriginal Health Systems. The appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and will commence no later than July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be nominated for a Canada Research Chair at the Tier 2 level (

The appointee to this Chair would be expected to work with colleagues and community partners to develop an innovative research program devoted to investigating effective approaches to improving the health and health care of residents of the Canadian North, especially its Aboriginal population, and other circumpolar regions. This appointment will contribute to the achievement of the School’s vision to be the leading school of public health in Canada, and the University of Alberta’s Institutional Strategic Plan For the Public Good.

The applicant will (a) have a PhD in public health or a cognate discipline; (b) have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in his/her field in the next five years; (c) have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, master’s and doctoral students and future researchers; and (d) be proposing an innovative research program. The applicant must have previous direct experience working with northern and Aboriginal communities, organizations and/or governments. As such, the individual will be expected to spend a significant proportion of his or her time (at least 30%) located in a regional centre in the northern territories.

This successful candidate will be expected to play a key role in establishing a northern presence of the School of Public Health, providing coordination and liaison with northern and Aboriginal organizations and agencies, and promoting a research intensive environment in the North.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. Nominees must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination (October 2017). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For more information regarding eligibility please consult the Canada Research Chairs website:

In addition to pursuing a rigorous program of research, the Chair will also contribute to the teaching and community engagement missions of the School, including graduate teaching and supervision, mentoring of colleagues and trainees, and in the development of initiatives that improve public health in collaboration with communities, organizations, and government agencies.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, a comprehensive benefits package, and relocation assistance. The Chair is appointed for a period of 5 years, renewable for another 5 years.

The University of Alberta School of Public Health is the first in Canada to earn full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health. The School has 35 faculty members, over 100 affiliated members in other faculties of the university and external agencies, and over 300 graduate students in MPH, MSc and PhD programs. Our mission is to engage with partners to create knowledge, educate public health professionals and to advance the public’s health. For more information about the School please visit our web site at

Interested applicants are invited to apply online. Please enclose a curriculum vitae, copies of the five most significant publications, the names of three referees, and a letter of interest outlining their accomplishments in research, teaching and community engagement, and plans for the position if appointed to:

Dr. Kim Raine, Associate Dean (Research)
School of Public Health
University of Alberta
3-300 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 – 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 1C9

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

For more information and the online portal to apply, please see:

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