Faculty Position

University of Waterloo

Lecturer, Biomedical Determinants of Health

Earliest Start Date: September 1, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Systems in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo seeks an outstanding lecturer with expertise in the biomedical determinants of health and disease. This is a full-time, 2-year definite term appointment with potential for a 2–year reappointment. This position may be eligible for conversion to continuing lecturer. The position requires a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (e.g., physiology, pathology, health/medical sciences, biological/physical anthropology, human biology).

The School of Public Health and Health Systems seeks a colleague committed to our vision of multi-disciplinary education and research that combines biological, medical, social, behavioral, and systems-thinking approaches to solving the complex health challenges of today. We are dedicated to educational and training excellence for students interested in careers as health professionals, transformational leaders and social change agents, or researchers/academics. Visit the School of Public Health and Health Systems for details on our existing programs, faculty, and research centres.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in education in human biology as it supports the fields of public health, health promotion and protection, and preventive medicine. They will have the breadth of expertise to teach predominantly undergraduate courses in topics that include: the biological determinants of health; human anatomy and physiology; human biochemistry; pathobiology; public health biology; evolutionary medicine, experimental methods; and human development and aging. The successful candidate will teach six semester courses per year, primarily at the undergraduate level, though some graduate teaching will also be required.

Applicants must have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence. They should have a commitment to trans-disciplinary, problem-based, and experiential learning approaches. Familiarity with distance-based delivery methods is an asset.

The salary range for this position at the rank of Lecturer is $62,180 to $95,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is May 31, 2018. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2018. Please submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, a teaching portfolio, including a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and three academic letters of reference to: Dr. Craig Janes Professor and Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems, Burt Matthews Hall, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, N2L 3G1. Alternatively, application materials may be sent electronically to Carol West-Seebeck at cwestsee@uwaterloo.ca.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. 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.

Required Qualifications: The position requires a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (e.g., physiology, pathology, health/medical sciences, biological/physical anthropology, human biology).
Preferred Expertise: The ideal candidate will have an interest in education in human biology as it supports the fields of public health, health promotion and protection, and preventive medicine. They will have the breadth of expertise to teach predominantly undergraduate courses in topics that include: the biological determinants of health; human anatomy and physiology; human biochemistry; pathobiology; public health biology; evolutionary medicine, experimental methods; and human development and aging.
Applicants must have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence. They should have a commitment to trans-disciplinary, problem-based, and experiential learning approaches. Familiarity with distance-based delivery methods is an asset.
Other Deatils: The salary range for this position at the rank of Lecturer is $62,180 to $95,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.
Closing Date: May 31, 2018

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