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CRC Tier 1 Chair - Indigenous Health Innovation

Posted: Nov. 21, 2018

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, is seeking an exceptional scholar at the rank of Professor for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 (or earlier).    An Associate Professor who is expected to be promoted within 1-2 years of CRC nomination will also be considered.  The salary range for this position is $125,000 - $150,000 per annum.  Actual starting salary will be commensurate with experience and research record.  Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.  The successful applicant must have a PhD at the time of appointment and be eligible for nomination as a Canada Research Chair Tier 1 on the following theme: Indigenous health innovation.

We seek an energetic and dynamic scholar with demonstrated potential for leadership and international recognition, whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their field in the study of Indigenous health innovation.  A demonstrated ability to forge and sustain fruitful partnerships with scholars from a variety of disciplines is considered an asset.  We are particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching interests complement and connect with the current strengths in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences including, but not limited to, health and well-being, aging and the lifespan, chronic disease, mental health, population health, health promotion, healthy lifestyles, tourism, nutrition, global health, health technology, community health, sport, therapeutic recreation, youth development and social justice.

The successful candidate will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, contribute service to the Faculty and supervise graduate students. S/he will be appointed as a regular member of one of the Departments/School in the Faculty and will be subsequently nominated for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair.  Canada Research Chairs are typically granted a reduced teaching load to facilitate leadership in research. The candidate will propose an innovative program of high-quality research that will attract external funding and excellent, well qualified and diverse graduate students.  Evidence of an actively developing research program is required by the Faculty.

The University of Waterloo is located in the Region of Waterloo, a mid-sized and rapidly growing area about an hour’s drive west of Toronto’s Pearson Airport.  The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences consists of three academic units: Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Department of Kinesiology, and the School of Public Health and Health Systems.  The Faculty is a dynamic and vibrant academic environment with more than 85 faculty members, 86 staff including research staff, and 2700 undergraduate students, and 645 graduate students. The Faculty is a leader in the development of strategies that prevent disease and injury, protect and promote healthy living, optimize physical ability, and improve well-being across the life course.

The University of Waterloo understands the impact that legitimate career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages potential candidates to explain in their application the impact this may have on their record; this information will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

Please consult the CRC website and the Office of Research for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria. 

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 noted in the link above). The University of Waterloo is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to successfully secure the CRC. 

The University of Waterloo is working towards addressing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: we are seeking a candidate with ties to Indigenous communities who has established relationships through lived experience and who has a keen interest in engaging Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and community members through creative practice.

As an employer committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. 

Diversity is integral to academic excellence, and as such, the University is committed to attracting and retaining diverse talent. Based on existing demographics in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, priority in hiring will be given to qualified Indigenous persons (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) who self-identify as such in the application process. This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples.  The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.

We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their letter of intent in their application. When a candidate voluntarily discloses this information in their application, the information will be kept strictly confidential and will be used only for the fulfillment of the special program purpose(s). Disclosure and/or self-identification with an equity-seeking group will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.

Potential candidates are invited to submit her/his application including:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest (maximum 6 pages) outlining:
    • qualifications for a successful Chair application; fit of their profile and expertise in the identified research areas;
    • vision and future research program for the Chair;
    • novel opportunities for training highly qualified personnel;
    • potential for the Chair to enhance the scholarly leadership and innovation capacity of the Faculty and University in strategic areas.
  • The names and contact information of 3 referees.

Letters of reference will be solicited for short-listed candidates.

The closing date for receipt of applications is December 31, 2018.  The application package should be addressed to Professor Paul Stolee, Dean, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 or submitted electronically to Professor Paul Stolee, Dean, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Please indicate in your letter that you are applying for a Tier I CRC for the Indigenous Health Innovation position.  If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, the CRC program, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Paul Stolee at the email above.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo

 

CRC Tier 2 Chair - Indigenous Health and Well-being, Assistant Professor

Posted: Nov. 21, 2018

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair at the rank of Assistant Professor (salary range $85,000 to $125,000 per annum) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 (or earlier).

In the case of an exceptional candidate, appointments at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered. The candidate must be eligible for nomination as a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 on the following theme: Indigenous health and well-being.

The University of Waterloo is located in the Region of Waterloo, a mid-sized and rapidly growing area about an hour’s drive west of Toronto’s Pearson Airport.  The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences consists of three academic units: Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Department of Kinesiology, and the School of Public Health and Health Systems.  The Faculty is a dynamic and vibrant academic environment with more than 85 faculty members, 86 staff including research staff, and 2700 undergraduate students, and 645 graduate students. The Faculty is a leader in the development of strategies that prevent disease and injury, protect and promote healthy living, optimize physical ability, and improve well-being across the life course.

We seek an energetic and dynamic scholar with demonstrated potential for leadership and international recognition in the study of Indigenous health and well-being.  A demonstrated ability to forge and sustain fruitful partnerships with scholars from a variety of disciplines is considered an asset.  We are particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching interests complement and connect with the current strengths in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences including, but not limited to, health and well-being, aging and the lifespan, chronic disease, mental health, population health, health promotion, healthy lifestyles, tourism, nutrition, global health, health technology, community health, sport, therapeutic recreation, youth development and social justice.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program, teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, contribute service to the Faculty and supervise graduate students. S/he will be appointed as a regular member of one of the Departments/School in the Faculty and will be subsequently nominated for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair.  Canada Research Chairs are typically granted a reduced teaching load to facilitate leadership in research.  Potential candidates will propose an innovative program of high-quality research that will attract external funding and diverse graduate students.  Evidence of an actively developing research program is required by the Faculty. 

The successful candidate will have obtained a PhD or equivalent within ten years of 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. The University of Waterloo understands the impact that legitimate career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages potential candidates to explain in their application the impact this may have on their record; this information will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.  

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 noted in the link above). The University of Waterloo is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to successfully secure the CRC.

Please consult the CRC website and the Office of Research for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria. 

The University of Waterloo is working towards addressing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: we are seeking a candidate with ties to Indigenous communities who has established relationships through lived experience and who has a keen interest in engaging Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and community members through creative practice.

As an employer committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. 

Diversity is integral to academic excellence, and as such, the University is committed to attracting and retaining diverse talent. Based on existing demographics in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, priority in hiring will be given to qualified Indigenous persons (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) who self-identify as such in the application process. This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples.  The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.

We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their letter of intent in their application. When a candidate voluntarily discloses this information in their application, the information will be kept strictly confidential and will be used only for the fulfillment of the special program purpose(s). Disclosure and/or self-identification with an equity-seeking group will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.

Candidates are invited to submit her/his application including:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest (maximum 6 pages) outlining:
    •  qualifications for a successful Chair application; fit of their profile and expertise in the identified research areas;
    • vision and future research program for the Chair;
    • novel opportunities for training highly qualified personnel;
    • potential for the Chair to enhance the scholarly leadership and innovation capacity of the Faculty and University in strategic areas.
  • The names and contact information of 3 referees.

Letters of reference will be solicited for short-listed candidates.

The closing date for receipt of applications is due December 31, 2018, and the application package should be addressed to Professor Paul Stolee, Dean, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 or may be submitted electronically to Professor Paul Stolee, Interim Dean, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Please indicate in your letter that you are applying for a Tier 2 CRC for Indigenous health and well-being position.  If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, the CRC program, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Paul Stolee at the email above.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

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Postdoctoral fellow positions

Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ontario

Posted: November 21, 2018

Start date: January 2019; 15-month contract

The Propel Centre is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. A position is available for consideration by qualified candidates from diverse fields (e.g., population health, program evaluation, public health, health studies, planning, social sciences) who are interested in advancing their evaluation, research, and knowledge exchange skills as well as collaborations with science, policy, and practice colleagues. The successful candidate will participate in a diverse set of scholarly activities, including peer-reviewed publications, innovative knowledge mobilization (e.g., interactive web-based platform with accompanying social media, community of practice design and facilitation, arts-based approaches), and population health intervention research and capacity building.

Candidates must have excellent research and evaluation skills using quantitative, qualitative and/or mixed-methods studies, and have exceptional written and oral communication skills. They must be able to manage multiple concurrent projects, and be able to work with limited supervision. Expertise in mental health promotion, system thinking, population health intervention research, knowledge exchange, communities of practice, participatory approaches, and/or evaluation required. Subject matter expertise is desired in one or more of four streams within mental health promotion: early years, school-based, youth transition years, and Indigenous youth.

Propel is a Senate-approved centre at the University of Waterloo, with a pan-Canadian mandate for improving the health and well-being of people and places at a population level. Propel has three inter-dependent programs: health planning and evaluation, user-oriented surveillance, and innovative knowledge mobilization. Using an engaged scholarship approach, Propel improves the health of people and places by leading and catalyzing relevant and rigorous studies, and moving evidence into action. Policy, practice and research colleagues across Canada actively engage with Propel. More information about Propel is available on the website:  http://propel.uwaterloo.ca/.

Applications will be reviewed as received and this posting will remain open until the position is filled. 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, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. The appointment is subject to the availability of funds. Please note that all applications are appreciated but only those under consideration will be contacted.

Interested applicants should submit an application including a covering letter, curriculum vitae, and up to three samples of scholarly work to:


Mari Alice Jolin, Associate Director Planning
Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences,
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada  N2L 3G1
519-888-4567, ext. 36552 | majolin@uwaterloo.ca

Research positions

There are currently no open postdoctoral positions available.