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Healthcare Policy Scientist

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date limite de soumission: April 30, 2017  12:00:00 am

The Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The scientist being sought will have a research concentration in Healthcare Policy.


This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop an independent research program with collaborative interactions in a multidisciplinary environment that encompasses the Department of Community Health Sciences, the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, the broader University, Alberta Health Services, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations.


As a faculty member this role includes 75% protected time for research, complemented by contributions in education, mentorship, and administrative service / leadership. Teaching duties will include undergraduate- and/or graduate-level courses within the Department of Community Health Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to apply and be successful at provincial national grant agencies such as Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AI-HS), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).


Qualifications include a PhD (or equivalent), with at least 2-3 years of experience in research or research-related roles beyond the PhD, and a proven record of excellence in research as demonstrated by scholarly publications and the ability to compete successfully for funding.  This Healthcare Policy Scientist will have formal training in one or more disciplines relevant to healthcare policy including health services research, health economics, economics, law, political science or other social science disciplines.  They will have research skills and expertise relevant to healthcare policy, and include the study of methods to promote the integration of research findings and evidence into healthcare policy and practice, and will address the fundamental questions around the place(s) that precision medicine discoveries might be applied in the health system.  The individual will possess advanced expertise in healthcare policy and expertise in mobilizing knowledge to action. The individual will have applied research experience in decision-making in healthcare policy and/or management and/or economics. Experience working with policy makers would be an asset. The ultimate aim of research in this field is to promote evidence-informed public policy for health and health care. This position is part of a broader Cumming School of Medicine Strategy for Precision Medicine.  


The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit


Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.


Please submit your curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests including present and aspiring contributions to the field of healthcare policy, reprints of 2 relevant publications, and three letters of reference (all in a single PDF file) by April 30, 2017, to:



Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn

Head, Department of Community Health Sciences

University of Calgary

3280 Hospital Drive NW

Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4Z6


The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)


To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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