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Staff positions

For full-time 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 My Career at Waterloo web site

Faculty positions

School of Public Health and Health Systems

Global 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 tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of global health.

We are particularly interested in applications from candidates whose international work focuses on population-level interventions to reduce non-communicable diseases in the context of health policy, globalization, health promotion/disease prevention, and/or evaluation of complex program or policy interventions.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in a discipline relevant to global public health and 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 a strength. Duties include research, teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, service to the unit, and supervision of graduate students. Applicants whose research aligns with the mission and vision of the School would be especially appealing:  https://uwaterloo.ca/public-health-and-health-systems/about/mission-vision

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

The School of Public Health and Health Systems is an active, vibrant, and growing program.  We currently have 36 faculty members, 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 specializations in Aging, Health and Well-Being, and Work and Health. We have built considerable research strengths in health informatics, population health, epidemiology, chronic disease prevention, global health, youth health, aging, public health nutrition, health behaviour, work and health, and environmental health. The School is currently seeking to develop a collaborative program in global health that links multiple departments and Faculties across campus. The successful candidate will be asked to participate, in and possibly provide leadership to aspects of this initiative.  Visit our website for more detail on programs and faculty profiles.

The closing date for applications is October 31, 2016. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017, or as negotiated.  Three letters of reference will be requested for finalists for the position.  Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and separate statements describing your program of research, teaching and supervision experience, and list with name and e-mail address of at least three references to: Dr. Craig Janes - Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue, Waterloo, Canada, N2L 3G1. Alternatively, application materials and references may be sent electronically to cwestsee@uwaterloo.ca.

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: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo

Kinesiology

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Recreation and Leisure Studies

Therapeutic Recreation

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo invites applications for an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in therapeutic recreation beginning July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate must have a completed Ph.D. in therapeutic recreation, leisure studies, or a related field by time of appointment, and demonstrate a strong or developing research profile in therapeutic recreation, leisure for persons with a disability or illness, or the health and wellness of diverse populations. The preferred candidate will have training in the field of therapeutic recreation, including knowledge of the philosophies, theories, models, concepts, and facilitation techniques of therapeutic recreation practice. Direct practical experience working in a therapeutic recreation context is preferred. Registration with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario or Certification with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification is desirable, but not required.

Duties will involve an active research program, undergraduate and graduate teaching, undergraduate and graduate student supervision, and professional and administrative service. Successful candidates must have the ability to develop and teach an array of courses and will be required to teach therapeutic recreation courses and in support of the RLS core curriculum. Scholarly expertise with respect to any or all populations in therapeutic recreation is desirable. Though not required, ability to bridge therapeutic recreation expertise to some combination of various contextual areas within RLS (e.g., recreation and sport business, tourism development, events, leisure and well-being, aging) is an asset.

The successful candidate will join an active, vibrant, and growing program.  We currently have 18 faculty, and offer research-focused MA and PhD degrees in Recreation and Leisure Studies; BA degrees in Recreation and Sport Business, Therapeutic Recreation, Tourism Development, and Recreation and Leisure Studies; and collaborative PhD programs in Aging, Health and Well-Being, and in Work and Health. Visit the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies for more details on our programs and faculty.

The closing date for applications is October 31, 2016. The annual starting salary range will be $82,000 to $135,000.  Actual starting salary will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, competence, research record, and rank of appointment. Interested individuals should submit an application package by e-mail attachment to Dr. Troy Glover, Chair, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada at troy.glover@uwaterloo.ca and copied to Sandy Heise, Department Administrator, at sandy.heise@uwaterloo.ca. The application package must include: curriculum vitae; cover letter; teaching and research statements; and, a list of names and contact information for three referees. Reference letters are not requested with the initial application. However, letters of reference will be requested directly by the hiring committee from the three identified referees of all applicants invited for an interview.

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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Research positions

There are currently no open research positions available.

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Postdoctoral fellow positions

School of Public Health and Health Systems

Postdoctoral Fellow 

A post-doctoral position focused on work, health and policy in the new sharing economy is available in the research group of Dr. Ellen MacEachen. This opportunity is part of a newly funded three-year CIHR funded study of occupational health risk and regulation opportunities in UberX ride sharing. This qualitative research study will examine how key UberX parties appraise and navigate workplace risks, public safety risk, and envisage appropriate regulation for a changing occupational health landscape. This study addresses an emergent and contested employment landscape of area of ‘gig’ work via digital platforms that is of intense interest to policy makers. A stakeholder group composed of senior policy makers will support and advise the study team.

The ideal candidate will have solid qualitative research methods experience and a background that has touched on labour relations, public health, occupational health, or policy. The post-doctoral fellow will coordinate the study and supervise and mentor graduate students. They will be involved in all aspects of stakeholder liaison, data collection and analysis, and research presentation. Opportunities are available for the fellow to lead independent analyses.

This is a full-time, one-year fellowship (with possible renewal up to three years) available immediately. Interested candidates should submit a CV, a 1-page statement of research interests, and names of at least two academic referees to Ellen MacEachen at ellen.maceachen@uwaterloo.ca.

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