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Staff positions

For staff employment opportunities in Applied Health Sciences, including Kinesiology, Public Health and Health Systems, and Recreation and Leisure Studies, visit the University of Waterloo's Human Resources web site (see All Applicants Career Search on left menu for external postings).

Faculty positions

School of Public Health and Health Systems

Epidemiology

The School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo seeks an exceptional teacher and researcher for a tenure track position in Epidemiology. The position requires a PhD, Sc.D., Dr. Ph. or equivalent in epidemiology. The initial appointment will be at a rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  
 
The successful applicant must have an outstanding record of research and teaching, or potential, in the areas of chronic disease, mental health, or social behavioural epidemiology. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong quantitative and methodological skills in epidemiology. The ability to develop and teach an array of undergraduate and graduate courses, including on-line and traditional classes is required. Applicants whose research aligns with the School of Public Health and Health Systems’ strategic plan, which constitutes 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 are in the midst of a six year period of strategic growth, innovation, and transformation that will add five more faculty positions to a complement of 26 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, Health Informatics and Health Evaluation, and PhD specializations in aging, health and well-being, as well as work and health. Visit The School of Public Health and Health Systems for more detail.  
 
The closing date for applications is December 15, 2013. The anticipated start date is spring, 2014. Please 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 cwestsee@uwaterloo.ca. All materials should include a reference to competition number SPHHS EPI 2013.  
 
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Kinesiology

There are currently no open faculty positions in Kinesiology.

Recreation and Leisure Studies

There are currently no open faculty positions in Recreation and Leisure Studies.

Research positions

Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, Scientist

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo, Propel Centre is seeking to expand its scientific team.  Propel was co-founded by the Canadian Cancer Society and the University of Waterloo. We are a pan-Canadian collaborative enterprise that conducts research, evaluation and knowledge exchange to accelerate improvements in the health of populations. Areas of focus include tobacco control, youth health, chronic disease prevention and capacity development.  Propel’s niche is relevant and rigorous studies that inform policies and practice to prevent chronic diseases.  We are committed to moving evidence into action. Propel’s in-house team includes seven research faculty and over 40 staff.  The Propel team also includes Waterloo faculty and collaborators across Canada from research, policy and practice sectors, including those working in government and non-government organizations.  More information about Propel is available at to Propel Centre for Population Health Impact .

As a Scientist, reporting to the Executive Director and working as a member of the scientific team, you will initiate, lead and support the development of publications, research grants and contracts for projects aligned with Propel’s mission. Your primary emphasis will be in tobacco control policy and cessation.  Prospective candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field (health, social sciences or other related area) and experience in applied research, evaluation, and knowledge exchange relevant to population interventions.  Interest and experience engaging with those working in policy and practice settings, a flair for linking evidence and action, and established relationships in the field are additional assets.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a research faculty member in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo, with the opportunity for cross appointments to appropriate Waterloo departments and at a level appropriate with experience (e.g., Assistant /Associate Professor).  Opportunities may also be available for a part-time exchange in a policy/practice organization.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications will be reviewed as received and this posting will remain open until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is June 1, 2014 on a full or part-time opportunity for two years with possible renewal.  The appointment is subject to the availability of funds.  Interested applicants should submit an application electronically including curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, samples of scholarly work and at least two letters of reference to:  Katherine Marshall, Director, Planning and Operations, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,  N2L 3G1.  Phone:  519-888-4567, ext. 33155, kathmars@uwaterloo.ca.

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

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Postdoctoral fellow positions

There are no postdoctoral fellow positions listed at this time.

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