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Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Health Care Sustainability & Policy Evaluation

St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Deadline: December 15, 2015  12:00:00 pm

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Health Care Sustainability & Policy Evaluation

The School of Pharmacy, Memorial University, is inviting applications for a tenure-track position in Health Care Sustainability and Policy Evaluation. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and commence July 1, 2016. The successful candidate will be nominated as a Canada Research Chair at the Tier 2 level (
The nominee will (a) have a PhD in health economics, health policy, outcomes research or a related discipline; (b) have demonstrated the potential to achieve national and international recognition in his/her field in the next five years; (c) have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, master’s and doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows; (d) propose an innovative research program; and (e) create synergistic partnerships with external stakeholders, including the provincial government, leaders of the healthcare system and private industry.  In addition, the successful nominee will have a demonstrated commitment to the integration of theoretical and empirical findings with health policies, services, and practices outside the university. For the period of tenure of the Canada Research Chair award, the successful nominee will typically have reduced teaching responsibilities reflecting the overall role of the position.
Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. Nominees must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination (April 2016). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For more information regarding eligibility, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website.
Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational 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 in St. John’s, a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. For more information about Memorial, please visit
Applicants are invited to submit via email: (a) a curriculum vitae; (b) a one-page summary of their current research program that demonstrates suitability for a Canada Research Chair; (c) reprints of their three most significant publications; (d) a statement of no more than 5 pages describing an innovative research program of high-quality and how the proposed research agenda will complement the School of Pharmacy’s research priorities; and (e) the names and contact information of three referees. Please include the Reference Number (VPA-PHAR-2015-002) in your application package. Applications should be addressed to:

Dr. Carlo Marra, Dean
School of Pharmacy
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL, A1B 3V6

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 15th, 2015.


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