Public Health - Assistant Professor (Toxicology)

University of Alberta

Location: Alberta
Date posted: 2012-10-29

University of Alberta
School of Public Health - Public Health Sciences
Tenure-Track Position in Public Health Sciences (Toxicology)

The School of Public Health, University of Alberta, is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in the area of toxicology and human health risk assessment with particular emphasis on addressing potential human health effects associated with environmental pollutants. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level; however, an outstanding candidate may be appointed at the Associate or Full Professor level depending on qualifications.

Applicants should have a track record of independent research, prior success in peer-reviewed grant applications and a demonstrated aptitude for teaching graduate courses in toxicology principles and methods, risk assessment and/or introductory environmental health. A PhD with relevant postdoctoral experience is required and competency in molecular toxicology, toxicogenomics, or toxicometabolomics research is preferred.

The incumbent will be expected to develop strong and fundable research programs, participate in educational activities and provide service to both the School and the University. The School of Public Health emphasizes collaborative research and the importance of engaged scholarship through community, governmental and professional involvement. The School of Public Health has committed infrastructure to establish state-of-the-art, multi-user, molecular and cell biology laboratories. The successful candidate will have access to these facilities and assist in the development of an analytical toxicology laboratory.

Applicants must submit a letter of application outlining their research, teaching, and applied public health experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, reprints of up to five of their most significant publications, and a teaching dossier electronically to or by mail. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to the attention of Dr. Faith Davis, Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences (hard copy letters or those signed with electronic signature sent directly by the referee are acceptable). The selection committee will begin consideration of applicants on January 31, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

Dr. Faith Davis
Department of Public Health Sciences
School of Public Health
University of Alberta
3-300 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6G 1C9

Fax: (780) 492-0364

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


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