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Assistant / Associate Professor of Health Systems and Clinical Public Health in Asia

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Deadline: April 21, 2015  12:00:00 am



www.dlsph.utoronto.ca

Assistant / Associate Professor of Health Systems and Clinical Public Health in Asia

Job Field: Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate)

Faculty / Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Department: Public Health, Dalla Lana School of

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: February 19, 2015

Job Closing: April 20, 2015

 

Description

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health and its Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto are seeking a scholar with the ability to lead research and training initiatives on critical healthcare systems and population health questions in Asia. This position relates directly to the diverse set of opportunities for research and training that are emerging based on collaborations being formed with institutions in China and other countries in Asia with mandates to address the pressing needs for health professionals and health systems transformation. This position will be a full-time three year contractually limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The expected starting date is July 1, 2015 and will end on June 30, 2018, with a possibility of renewal upon successful review.


The successful applicant will have extensive knowledge of and experience in research in primary care, clinical epidemiology, population health, health policy, control of communicable and non-communicable disease, and the use of large transactional and other types of data sets generated by healthcare information systems and/or observational cohort studies and registries to produce evidence that has relevance to policy. Experience in interventional studies (e.g., quasi-experimental studies and randomized controlled trials) in primary care settings that involve the training of health professionals and patients is especially valued in this search. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in leadership in research and training in healthcare and health policy with a focus on the critical sector of primary care. The successful applicant will also have the demonstrated ability to communicate with senior academics, healthcare administrators, clinical leaders, and health policy-makers in Asia. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences.

It is expected that the successful applicant will lead joint initiatives between the School and partners in Asia, including academic, government, and health services partners to establish an intellectual and practical framework for the development of new research and training collaborations that will generate evidence on best practices related to primary care and primary care systems, as well as models for training general practitioners that meet current needs, such as the initiative developing in China to train 300,000 general practitioners over the coming decade. The successful applicant will also lead a pedagogical program in primary care evaluative and comparative health systems research based at the Institute and School including leading course design and delivery in the establishment and use of data for decision-making and the use of such data in health policy in Asian health systems. He or she will also lead and help deliver course design to support clinician education around the use of data, health services research, and clinical epidemiology, engage in graduate teaching and supervision, as well as have the ability to develop continuing education programs in Asia.

 Candidates must have, an MD (or equivalent) and either a PhD or equivalent additional credentialing at the doctoral level in a public health related field.


The successful candidate will be appointed both to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (51%) and to the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation (49%).

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. For questions regarding this position, please contact acadsearch.dlsph@utoronto.ca.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to Melodie Buhagiar, via email to acadsearch.dlsph@utoronto.ca.

All application materials should be submitted online and received on or before April 20, 2015.


Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

For more information on the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute for Health Policy Management & Evaluation, please visit our website at: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/ and http://ihpme.utoronto.ca/.

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 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.

Please click here to apply : https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1402342

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