Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Stream), School of Health Administration

  • Dalhousie University, School of Health Administration, Faculty of Health
  • Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Dec 18, 2020
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Job Description


The School of Health Administration in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Health invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time tenure stream faculty position at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on the candidate.  Exceptional cases at the Professor level may be considered.

Dalhousie University is comprised of 6,000 faculty and staff amongst its 13 faculties. Current enrollment is 18,500 graduate and undergraduate students. As part of Canada’s U15 research-intensive group, Dalhousie University is an influential driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq in the heart of Halifax (Kjipuktuk) a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Nova Scotia community, an increasingly diverse population which also includes a vibrant workforce of people living with (dis)Abilities.

The Faculty of Health’s faculty, staff and students are committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and populations through diverse health programming, collaborative research and strong community partnerships. The Faculty of Health is one of the largest faculties at Dalhousie, comprised of eight schools, one college and one program, more than 200 faculty members, 80 staff members, and approximately 3,000 students. With the most programmatically diverse health faculty in Canada, our students are exposed to a broad range of health topics and learning experiences.

The School of Health Administration’s vision is to inspire tomorrow’s healthcare leaders through the integration of research, practice and lifelong learning. The School of Health Administration Research Enterprise (SHARE) is advancing research and scholarship in the areas of health services, management and policy research, population health, health equity, social epidemiology and chronic disease and multimorbidity. The successful candidate’s research program will complement and expand the School’s research foci and align with the University’s Signature Research Cluster Healthy People, Healthy Communities, Healthy Populations. Applicants must hold a degree in health administration or a related field and a relevant PhD. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise or specialization in health administration (for example, health services and policy, organizational behaviour and management, health economics, health outcomes, patient safety and quality, project management). Evidence of contribution to scholarship and teaching is required. Expertise of the candidate must be supported by an excellent scientific publication record and research plan.  One to two years of postdoctoral experience is preferred.  The incumbent will have demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching in areas that complement our teaching program, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.



Preferred and Required Qualifications

The successful candidate is expected to secure extramural research funding, including national tri-council funding, and lead an innovative and collaborative research program aimed at applying their expertise to improve health and health systems.  This position complements faculty renewal and creates interprofessional teams to support the School and Faculty research strategy to develop a collaborative, supportive and efficient research infrastructure.  For further information with respect to research alignment please visit


The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate/graduate students as well as mentor and supervise graduate students.  The teaching assignments will include teaching in the core courses of the MHA program and the undergraduate diploma programs (see examples above) based on the expertise of the successful candidate and the needs of the School. Teaching experience, including online teaching experience is a strong asset.  The candidate is expected to become an active and engaged member of the School, Faculty and University.  Activities at local, national and international levels are expected to promote continuous improvement in research, teaching and learning at Dalhousie. 

Application Details

Applications must include a cover letter stating qualifications and experience; a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publication and major projects; a statement of teaching experience and interests; and copies of teaching evaluations, if available.   Applications must also include an original, innovative 5-year research program plan with clear objectives that describes methodological approaches including partnerships or collaborations, fits within the School strategic pillars and addresses how proposed activities will be funded.

 All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

 Please submit your complete application package to the PeopleAdmin portal at  Please include Search #4936 in your cover letter.

 For further information regarding this position, contact:

Dr. Tanya Packer, Director

School of Health Administration 

Faculty of Health


Close Date:  January 22, 2021


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Application Deadline

January 22, 2021