Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Health Sciences Simon Fraser University, University Dr, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Feb 06, 2020Full time
The Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University is seeking an exceptional scholar with expertise in ethical theory applied to population and public health for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Further focus on ethical theory applied to global health, infectious disease, and/or climate change health is desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to establish a robust independent research program with a primary focus in the field of health ethics, attract research grants and publish their research in peer-reviewed venues appropriate to their discipline and topical expertise. Candidates should have demonstrated experience and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate curriculum development related to health ethics. At the undergraduate level, they should expect to teach courses in applied health ethics and the ethics of global health, infectious disease and/or climate change and health. They should also be able to teach graduate-level courses in these areas as well as propose new courses. Supervision of undergraduate Honours degree students, as well as graduate students will also be expected. The Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to social justice, respect for human dignity and equity. Created in 2005, its mission is to improve the health of individuals and populations and to reduce health inequities through excellence in interdisciplinary research and education, in partnership with local, national and global communities. The successful candidate will join a diverse and dynamic team of more than 50 multi-disciplinary faculty members and will have the opportunity to engage with and teach outstanding students in the PhD, MSc, MPH, and BA/BSc programs. Main duties of the post Research Establish an independent research program centered on the field of ethical theory applied to population and public health; Disseminate research findings by publishing high-quality scholarly research in peer-reviewed journals, books and other relevant channels, and through scholarly meetings or other knowledge translation activities; Secure external funding in the form of research grants, fellowships, and/or consultancies; and Respond to public enquiries related to their research activities. Teaching Provide leadership on the development and delivery of curriculum related to public health ethics at the undergraduate and graduate levels; Teach three courses during the academic year within the undergraduate and graduate programs; Successfully supervise undergraduate honours students as well as MPH, MSc and PhD students. Service Undertake service on FHS committees and contribute to the academic life of FHS and the wider community.