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tenure track faculty position in evaluation of health programs, policies and systems

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Deadline: August 31, 2013  12:00:00 am

University of Waterloo - School of Public Heath and Health Systems

The School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo seeks an exceptional teacher and applied researcher for a tenure track position in evaluation of health programs, policies and systems. The position requires a PhD or equivalent, and the initial appointment will be at a rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The successful applicant must have an outstanding record of expertise, leadership and work experience in health-related program, policy and/or systems evaluation, including training and mentoring novice evaluators. The ability to develop and teach an array of graduate and undergraduate courses, including on-line courses, on evaluation fundamentals, theories, applications, practice and management, as well as mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) is required.   Affiliation with evaluation networks and evaluation societies (CES and AEA) is expected.  The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of successful research designed to advance the field of program and policy evaluation for public health and/or health systems.  Persons whose research is applicable to health system integration, health inequalities, healthy aging, healthy environments, or food and water safety/security/governance would be especially appealing.  

The School of Public Health and Health Systems is Waterloo’s newest academic unit and reinforces Waterloo’s reputation as Canada’s most innovative university.  We have started a six year period of strategic growth, innovation, and transformation that will add seven faculty positions to a complement of 27 professors.  We currently offer a BSc, MSc and PhD in health studies, a Bachelor of Health Promotion, professional (primarily on-line) Master’s degrees in Public Health and Health Informatics, and PhD specializations in aging, health and well-being, as well as work and health.  We are seeking approval to add Canada’s first dedicated, comprehensive professional master’s degree in health evaluation.   Visit more detail.   

Applications will start being reviewed on August 31, 2013 and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been hired.  Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and separate statements describing your program of future research, record of knowledge exchange, teaching and supervision pedagogy and experience, as well as three letters of reference to: Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems, Burt Matthews Hall, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, N2L 3G1.  Alternatively, application materials and references may be sent electronically to  All materials should include a reference to competition number SPHHS PE2 2013.  

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents may be given priority.  The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.  

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