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Assistant Professor level within the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Department of Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Science

, Manitoba
Deadline: June 05, 2015  11:59:00 pm

University of Manitoba

Position Number: 20168

The University of Manitoba is now recruiting for a full-time tenure track position at theAssistant Professor level within the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Department of Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences.

The University of Manitoba, located in the thriving, multicultural city of Winnipeg, offers students and faculty a vibrant learning community, exceptional facilities and the opportunity to explore ideas, challenge assumptions and turn theories into reality. The University of Manitoba plays a key role in the social, cultural and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada, and the world.

The Department of Community Health Sciences includes academics, clinicians and public health practitioners working in areas of education, service and research related to health services, the health of populations, societal and cultural dimensions of health, environment and health, and global public health, among others. This integrated and multidisciplinary approach brings together researchers, health professionals and policy-makers from a variety of provincial, national and international organizations.

The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy is a research centre of excellence that conducts world class population-based research on health services, population and public health, and the social determinants of health. MCHP develops and maintains a comprehensive population-based data repository on behalf of the Province of Manitoba for use by local, national and international research communities. MCHP promotes a collaborative environment to create, disseminate and apply its research. The work of MCHP supports the development of evidence-informed policy, programs and services that maintain and improve the health and well-being of Manitobans and Canadians. The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy sets the international standard for using population-based administrative data to create new knowledge that informs health policy, social policy and service delivery.

Duties for this position include: 
(1) leading research projects in support of the MCHP-Manitoba Health funding agreement in a team based environment; 
(2) publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals; 
(3) developing an independent research program relevant to the health of Manitobans; 
(4) developing active partnerships with researchers in Manitoba, Canada and beyond, as well as with external agencies, including but not limited to Manitoba Health, other government departments, and the Regional Health Authorities of Manitoba;
(5) undergraduate and graduate teaching;
(6) graduate student supervision; and
(7) service within the University and the community.

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent training in population health, health services research, public health, epidemiology, social sciences or related fields, have skills and experience in working with large administrative datasets, and have research interests align that with the mission of the MCHP. Applicants should also have excellent skills in communication and in interdisciplinary work, and experience in translating research findings to colleagues, decision-makers and the general public.

In order to expedite the selection process, the following documents should be provided to the Search Committee: 1) a letter of application; 2) a statement of how the applicant’s program of study qualifies her/him for the position sought; 3) a brief statement of teaching and research interests; 4) a description of experience with community engagement; and 5) a curriculum vitae.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations and genders. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (Manitoba). Please note that the curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. 

Applications are to be sent by email to:

Dr. Stephen Moses
Department Head
Community Health Sciences
College of Medicine Faculty of health Sciences
University of Manitoba
S113 Medical Services Building
750 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3
Phone: (204) 789-3434

Applications should be copied by email to Ms. Kathy Bell:

The deadline for initial review of applications is June 5, 2015. If necessary, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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