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Faculty positions

School of Public Health and Health Systems

Canada Research Chair - Mental Health

The School of Public Health and Health Systems in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a Tier II Canada Research Chair and tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Mental Health, from the perspective of public and population health and health systems, beginning as early as July 1, 2016, but a later start date may be negotiated.

Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in a relevant Health Sciences field, and whose research will complement School strengths, which are in global health, child and youth health, work and health, epidemiology, aging/gerontology, health policy, and complex health evaluations.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a regular member of the School and will be subsequently nominated for a Tier II Canada Research Chair. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs (CRC) are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat and appointment as a CRC is conditional on their approval (see the CRC terms of reference). The University of Waterloo is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to successfully secure the CRC.

The successful candidate will have obtained their PhD or equivalent within ten years of their nomination to the CRC position and will be an outstanding emerging scholar with a demonstrated potential to achieve a significant international reputation in the next five to ten years. 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.  Please consult the CRC website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.  The candidate is expected to propose an innovative program of high-quality research that will attract external funding and excellent graduate students. Evidence of an actively developing research program and successful record of Tri-Agency funding is required. Ability and desire to partner with School faculty in closely allied fields is a must. Duties include research, teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, service to the unit, and supervision of graduate students. The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load during the term of the CRC.

The successful candidate will join an active, vibrant, and growing program.  We currently have 36 faculty, and offer research-focused MSc and PhD degrees in Public Health and Health Systems; a BSc in Health Studies; a Bachelor of Public Health; professional Master’s degrees in Public Health, Health Evaluation, and Health Informatics; and collaborative PhD programs in Aging, Health and Well-Being, and in Work and Health. Visit the School of Public Health and Health Systems website for more details on our programs and faculty.

The annual salary range for this appointment will be between $90,000 and $130,000. Salary will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, competence, research record, and rank of appointment.  Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, separate statements describing your current and intended future program of research as a CRC in Mental Health, teaching and supervisory experience, and a list with name and email addresses of at least four references no later than March 15, 2016 to:  Craig Janes, Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems, B.C. Matthews Hall, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, N2L 3G1.  Applications may also be submitted electronically to the School of Public Health and Health Systems via email: sphhsreception@uwaterloo.ca. Please indicate in your letter that you are applying for the Tier II CRC in Mental Health position.  Letters of reference will be solicited for short-listed candidates. Completed applications will be screened as soon as they are received. 

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

“Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.”

Health Informatics

The School of Public Health and Health Systems in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar for a J.W. Graham Information Technology Emerging Leader Chair in Applied Health Informatics.  The successful applicant’s PhD research will have focused on an area of digital health. The appointment is tenure track, and will be at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The anticipated start date may be as early as July 1, 2016, but a later start date can be negotiated.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in health informatics or a related discipline.  Training and research experience in statistics/quantitative health science, computer science, systems engineering, or software engineering will be an asset. Experience with classroom teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as graduate student mentorship, will be a plus.

Although researchers in all areas of health informatics or related disciplines will be considered, we seek a colleague who can complement the School’s existing expertise in aging, public health, and health systems research. Hence, training and/or research experience in the following areas will be a strong asset: mHealth, public health informatics, the internet of things, information visualization, health data analytics, big data, social media data mining, health communication, and health system economic analysis.  Duties will include research, teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, service to the unit, and supervision of graduate students. The University of Waterloo and the School place a high value on teaching excellence.  The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load during the five-year term of the Chair.

The successful candidate will join an active, vibrant, and growing program.  We currently have 36 faculty, and offer research-focused MSc and PhD degrees in Public Health and Health Systems (which includes a track in health informatics); a BSc in Health Studies; a Bachelor of Public Health; professional Master’s degrees in Public Health, Health Evaluation, and Health Informatics; and collaborative PhD programs in Aging, Health and Well-Being, and Work and Health. Visit the School of Public Health and Health Systems website for more detail.  In addition to our growing program in health informatics, we have built considerable research strengths in population health, epidemiology, chronic disease prevention, global health, youth health, aging, public health nutrition, health behaviour, work and health, and environmental health. The School maintains a Practice Centre in health informatics with strong, applied connections to the health sector.

Based on qualifications and hired at the rank of Assistant or Associate, an annual salary will range from $90,000 to $130,000. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, research record, and rank of appointment.   Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and separate statements describing the program of research, teaching and supervision experience, and a list with name and email address of at least three references to: Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems, B.C. Matthews Hall (LHN 2717), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, N2L 3G1. Alternatively, application materials and references may be sent electronically to the School of Public Health and Health Systems via email: sphhsreception@uwaterloo.ca. Please indicate in your letter that you are applying for the Health Informatics position. Screening will begin immediately upon receipt of a complete application.  Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2016.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

“Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.”
 

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Postdoctoral fellow positions

School of Public Health and Health Systems

Postdoctoral Fellow

Falls are the leading cause of disability, emergency department visits and hospitalization among Ontario older adults. Even though most falls are preventable, they continue to affect the quality of life of older adults and impact our health care system.

An important way to address falls among older adults (aged 65 and older) is for public health professionals to work with community partners (service providers from health care organizations and other sectors) on developing programs, services and policies. In our prior work, we found that community partners needed to improve fall prevention efforts through increased collaboration and sharing of knowledge with public health professionals. While collaboration between public health and community partners is an important component for addressing fall prevention in older adults, there are no evidence informed frameworks of how Public Health can effectively work with community partners.

This purpose of this project is to identify the available literature on ways public health can work with community partners to address fall prevention. This project will involve a scoping review focused on identifying existing community mobilization (CM) models and theories that public health professionals currently apply towards their practices. The scoping review will specifically aim to 1) identify examples of the CM frameworks or models that have been used to address public health; 2) identify frameworks or models that would be consistent with or allow for the promotion of a CM approach; and 3) identify whether any CM frameworks or models have been evaluated in real-world situations. Findings from this project will provide recommendations and enhance knowledge for how public health professionals in Ontario Public Health Units can mobilize community partners based on available research evidence.

Expectations:  

We are seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to work in the area of Fall Prevention. Candidates must hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Aging, Evaluation, Health) at the time of appointment and have experience working in a research environment. The anticipated start date is March or April 1, 2016. This is a one year position with possibility of being renewed for a second year (contingent on funding).    

The successful candidate will join a unique team, comprising of researchers, public health professionals and knowledge users, led by Dr. Alexander Crizzle. The successful candidate will work with the research team to perform a scoping review (by synthesizing information from the literature and other health domains) to develop/recommend a community mobilization framework for how public health units across Ontario can work with community partners. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work collaboratively with the team taking an active leadership role. Moreover, the candidate can be expected to be involved in grant submissions, mentoring of graduate students, article and presentation preparation, as well as knowledge translation activities.  

Requirements:

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Health Studies or a related field at time of appointment. The candidate should have a background with conducting scoping reviews or other types of reviews, as well as a background in program evaluation and mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative methods). With respect to scoping reviews, candidates should have experience searching for literature, working with librarians, using RefWorks (or other reference databases), developing an extraction table, ascribing levels of evidence and report writing. Prior experience working with older adults, as well as fall prevention initiatives, is considered assets, as well as prior experience writing grants, manuscripts and preparing conference presentations.  

How to Apply:

To apply, please send the following to Dr. Alexander Crizzle via email: amcrizzl@uwaterloo.ca

  • A complete CV,
  • A research statement on the applicant’s past, present and long term goals (max two pages),
  • A statement on how the applicant can fit the position (max one page),
  • Graduate transcripts,
  • Names and contact information for three referees.

Submissions by e-mail will only be accepted. After an initial screening, selected applicants will be asked to forward three academic and/or professional letters of reference.

Please do not submit incomplete applications!

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is identified.

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