Dalhousie University, Community Health and Epidemiology Department

About the opportunity     

The Department of Community Health and Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University invites applications for a Tenure-stream position in Epidemiology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. 

Dalhousie University is a leading academic and research institution in Atlantic Canada. The Department of Community Health and Epidemiology is a vibrant and research-intensive department of 18 full-time faculty and more than 50 cross-appointed faculty who hold grant funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and many other national and provincial funding agencies. The Department offers MSc and PhD training in Epidemiology and Applied Health Research, has recently integrated the Master of Health Informatics program, and contributes to the undergraduate medical education and Medical Sciences programs. The Department houses key university and province-wide resources, including Health Data Nova Scotia, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, and the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (PATH), and works closely with the Maritime Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research SUPPORT Unit (MSSU), housed by Nova Scotia Health, providing leadership on its advisory and scientific committees. 
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct a strong program of independent research and to supervise graduate trainees (Masters and/or Doctoral) in Epidemiology and Health Services Research. They will teach graduate and/or undergraduate students in the Master’s and PhD programs offered by the Department and/or in the Undergraduate Medical Education and Medical Sciences Programs. Dalhousie faculty members are expected to contribute to service activities within their units, the University, and the wider scholarly community. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility is also expected. 

Candidates must have a PhD in Epidemiology or a related field, completed by the start date of the appointment. They will be expected to: (1) have strong training and experience in the application of epidemiologic and quantitative methods to health research, including clinical research, public and population health research, and/or health services research; (2) demonstrate the ability to carry out independent research in their field and have the potential to lead an externally funded program of research; (3) demonstrate a strong interest and aptitude for teaching and student mentorship; and (4) demonstrate a commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues and students in the Department and the University. Preference will be given to candidates with a research program in the areas of infectious diseases epidemiology, life course epidemiology, health economics, and health technology assessment. 

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2023. A complete application includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of the current and proposed research, and a teaching statement and dossier. Applications are to be submitted online by clicking “Apply for this Job” above. For information about the job requirements, please contact the Chair of the Search & Selection Committee, Dr. Leslie Anne Campbell, via email at leslie.anne.campbell@dal.ca. For information about the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, please contact the Department Administrator, Dr. Dariush Bakhtiari via email at Dariush.Bakhtiari@dal.ca. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity. 


Closing date: Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2023 

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