Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP)
Department of Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady College of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Position Start Date: October 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing Date for Applications: April 30, 2017
Rank: Assistant Professor
Rank and Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
The University of Manitoba is now recruiting for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level within the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Department of Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.
The University of Manitoba, located in the thriving, multicultural city of Winnipeg, offers students and faculty a vibrant learning community. The University 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 education, service and research related to health services, the health of populations, societal and cultural dimensions of health, family health, epidemiology and biostatistics, violence and injury prevention, Indigenous health, and global public health, and other areas. An integrated and multidisciplinary approach brings together researchers, educators, health professionals and policy-makers from a variety of provincial, national and international perspectives.
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 (see http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/units/chs/departmental_units/mchp/). 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.
The duties of this position include:
(1) leading research projects in support of the MCHP-Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living funding agreement, in a team based environment;
(2) developing an independent research program relevant to the health and well-being of Manitobans and Canadians;
(3) disseminating research findings through peer-review publications, and other knowledge translation and exchange activities;
(4) undergraduate/graduate teaching;
(5) graduate student supervision;
(6) service within the University and the community; and
(7) developing active partnerships with external agencies, including but not limited to Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living, other government departments, and the Regional Health Authorities of Manitoba.
This position is subject to the University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences guidelines for tenure and promotion (see http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/academic/fhs_promo.html).
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 that align with the mission of MCHP. Strong quantitative and methodological skills are required, as well as success in publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals, and in securing grant funding. 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 them for the position sought; 3) a brief statement of research and teaching interests; 4) a description of experience with community engagement; and 5) a curriculum vitae.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Application materials will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (Manitoba). Please note that the application, including curriculum vitae, may be provided to participating members of the search process.
Applications should be sent electronically to the Chair, Search Committee:
Dr. Stephen Moses
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
S113 Medical Services Building, 750 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3
The deadline for receipt of applications is April 30, 2017. If necessary, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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