Assistant Professor - Social and Behavioural Health Sciences
Date Posted: 09/22/2021
Closing Date: 11/24/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 3531
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)
The Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences. The expected start date is July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.
The Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences seeks an exceptional public health scholar with a PhD or an equivalent doctoral degree in a social or health science by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose scholarship encompasses critical race studies, post-colonial studies, Black Studies, Indigenous knowledge/Indigenous ways of knowing to frame studies of the embodiment of racial inequality, racial inequities as social determinants of health, racial inequality within health related institutions, organizations and professions and other public health related issues.
We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests expand and complement our strengths (see http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/). The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an innovative, outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program in public health. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach methods courses (quantitative or qualitative) with a preference for quantitative research methods, to teach in the field of health promotion and to supervise graduate students in our MPH and PhD programs.
Candidates must provide evidence of a record of research excellence as demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Candidates need to demonstrate, through their application materials, the ability to influence policy and practice through the production of scholarship and the effective translation of knowledge. Evidence of the ability to obtain grant funding is also required.
Candidates must provide evidence of excellent teaching ability as shown through teaching accomplishments and awards, the teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and sample course materials, and strong letters of reference.
All qualified applicants are invited to apply and we especially welcome applications from candidates who self-identify as Indigenous, Black, or racially visible (persons of colour). Recognizing that there are a variety of terms that potential candidates may use to self-identify, the University uses the term “Indigenous” in this search, which forms part of the U of T Response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to encompass the people of Turtle Island, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuk (Inuit), Alaska Native, Native American, and Native Hawaiian people.
We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity and inclusion. Candidates must submit a brief (up to one page) statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Established by Royal Charter in 1827, the University of Toronto is the largest and most prestigious research-intensive university in Canada, located in one of the world's great cities. The University has more than 19,000 faculty and staff, some 73,000 students enrolled across three campuses, an annual budget of $1.8 billion, including $376 million in externally funded research, an additional $469 million in research funding in the affiliated teaching hospitals, and one of the premier research libraries in North America.
The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH; http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/) has an illustrious history that began in the 1920’s and continued with a recent renaissance beginning in 2008 (see synopsis at http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/about/). The most prominent School of Public Health in Canada, the DLSPH now has a roster of over 800 students, and greater than $27 million in annual research expenditures. It houses the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, major initiatives related to Healthy Cities, Big Data for Health, Quality Improvement, and Clinical Public Health, partnerships with institutions throughout Toronto that comprise the largest health-science research complex in Canada, alliances with multiple international partners and a central location in one of the most dynamic, multi-ethnic and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample; a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, and a statement of contributions to equity and diversity as noted above. Candidates should clearly articulate how they meet the requirements for the job on their cover letter.
Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected].
All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by November 24, 2021.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.
The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.
If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
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