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Assistant/Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair on Aging and Health in Rural and Small Town Canada

St. John's/Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Deadline: October 24, 2014  12:00:00 am



Assistant/Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair on Aging and Health in Rural and Small Town Canada

Division of Community Health and Humanities

Faculty of Medicine

Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

The Division of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level on ‘Aging and Health in Rural and Small Town Canada.’ The chosen applicant will be required to apply for a Tier II Canada Research Chair. Rank and salary at Memorial will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The Vice-President of Grenfell Campus and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Memorial University are jointly recruiting a Tier II Canada Research Chair on ‘Aging and Health in Rural and Small Town Canada.’ The incumbent will be located at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University in Corner Brook with a 100% academic appointment in the Division of Community Health and Humanities in the Faculty of Medicine, St. John’s Campus.

 

The ideal candidate will have conducted significant research on issues related to the health of seniors, with a focus on seniors in rural communities and small towns. Relative to his/her years as an independent researcher, the candidate will have a proven track record of peer-reviewed publication, grant funding, and effective knowledge translation. Although preference will be given to candidates whose recent work has focused specifically on aging in rural communities and small towns, candidates who have demonstrated expertise on other aspects of aging but who are committed to shifting their focus to fit this Chair’s rural emphasis will also be considered. Preference will be given to a candidate whose work – while anchored in one or more disciplinary fields – has interacted with researchers from a range of other disciplines or has been designed and implemented project(s) on a fully interdisciplinary basis.

 

 The program of research of the CRC II in Aging will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Aging at home in rural communities and small towns with a focus on Canada and on Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Responding to gaps in health resources in rural communities and small towns
  • Home care and home services for seniors in rural communities and small towns
  • Addressing mental health and cognitive decline
  • Culturally sensitive services for specially disadvantaged populations of seniors

 

The holder of this CRC will be expected to play a pivotal role in bringing together research teams, involving researchers and knowledge users, both from Memorial University and from other universities and jurisdictions, and to apply for external research funding. He or she will also be part of an exciting new initiative to set up a Centre for Aging Studies being planned by the Research Exchange Group on Aging of the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research. Teaching load will be in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. If the application for CRC II is successful, a two-year teaching remission will be negotiated.

 

The ideal candidate will have a PhD awarded no earlier than 2005 and will be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commensurate with experience and be in a tenure-track stream. Educational background may be in any of a wide range of disciplines and specialties with relevance to research on aging. Teaching experience is an asset.

 

 

EXTENSION: Applications must be received by October 24, 2014. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page description of your proposed research program, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, one to three sample publications, and the contact information of three referees to:

 

Dr. Shree Mulay

c/o Office of the Associate Dean, CHH

Faculty of Medicine

Health Sciences Centre

St. John’s, NL, Canada, A1B 3V6

 

Email:

CHH.academicsearch@med.mun.ca

 

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador, offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 18,000 students. Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning at campuses across the province. The Grenfell Campus is located in Corner Brook in western Newfoundland and has a population of approximately 20,000, with an additional 20,000 in smaller communities within easy driving distance. Major employers include Western Memorial Regional Health Care, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper, and post-secondary educational institutions. The Faculty of Medicine is located in St. John’s – a safe and friendly city with great historic charm, and a vibrant cultural life. Both campuses have easy access to skiing, hiking and other outdoor pursuits. Further information about Memorial University can be found at www.mun.ca; the Faculty of Medicine and its Division of Community Health and Humanities at

www.med.mun.ca/CommunityHealth/Home.aspx; and the Grenfell Campus at www.swgc.mun.ca

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