Epidemiology - Assistant or Associate Professor (Molecular Epidemiology)

Carleton University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-12-20

Carleton University is increasing its research and teaching activities in health studies and sciences, drawing on many existing strengths from across the disciplines. This Assistant- or Associate-level position focuses on epidemiology and affords an opportunity to build collaborations amongst existing strengths to create a broad, integrated, and innovative approach to health-related education and research.

From an education perspective, a number of undergraduate programs already serve as pathways into health-related careers. There are also new graduate programs; first amongst these is the inter-faculty/interdisciplinary M.Sc. in Health: Science, Technology, and Policy (HSTP), which leverages expertise from multiple disciplines to engage students and external partners to translate research findings into real world solutions and provides training at the research-policy interface. Ongoing planning for new undergraduate and graduate health programs also illustrate the opportunities available in this area of growth and strategic importance at Carleton

The successful candidate is expected to have an established research program in epidemiology and/or related specializations such as biostatistics or molecular epidemiology. A decided interest in collaboration across disciplines and with external partners is fundamental as this position is expected to be central to promoting research collaborations in health-related areas that include, but go beyond the Faculty of Science. Clusters of research strength that already exist on campus include Health: Science, Technology and Policy, Environmental Health, Nutrition and Food Safety, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Neuroscience, Biology, Health Psychology, Health Informatics, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Global Health, and Health Policy. Given its location in the National Capital Region, Carleton has strong ties to government and community agencies. This position is expected to contribute significantly to strengthening these relations to facilitate research partnerships, as well as expand opportunities for student engagement.

The successful candidate will be someone prepared to transition into a leadership role in the HSTP graduate program and its associated Research Centre as well as to contribute to the development of the undergraduate experience and curriculum. The HSTP Institute is housed in the Faculty of Science but is campus-wide in its reach. This represents a tremendous opportunity for leading the development of health-related research and education that is truly interdisciplinary in nature and with strong ties into the broader community.

Applications should be sent to: Chair, Search Committee for Molecular Epidemiology Position, Office of the Dean of Science, Carleton University, 3230 Herzberg Laboratories, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6. Email: odscience@carleton.ca Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests, along with a statement of teaching philosophy and experience. Applications should also include the names and contact information for three referees. Consideration of applications will begin on February 15, 2013.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.


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