Health Sciences - Assistant Professor (Healthy Aging)

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-03-07

Faculty or Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
Competition Number: UOIT 13 - 45
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Healthy Aging
Posting Date: March 6, 2013
Application Review Date: April 25, 2013

We invite you to consider joining the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), a research intensive institution with an internationally educated faculty and innovative approaches to teaching.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is accepting applications for a core faculty position within the Health Sciences program. This appointment will be a tenure-stream position at the Assistant Professor rank.. This position is subject to budgetary approval, and would start on July 1, 2013 or at a mutually agreed upon date, no later than August 15, 2013.

We are seeking an applicant with a strong academic background, demonstrated achievement in teaching and a research profile in health and aging. Importantly, demonstrated research collaborations with community organizations and/or partnerships with community-based or institutional care resources will be considered a strong asset.

Preference will be given to a candidate with an area of study focused on the elements of healthy aging. This includes, but is not limited to: how illness, disability and decline in function relate to aging (nutrition/metabolism, immunology, musculoskeletal health, and neurological disorders), chronic disease prevention and unique health challenges associated with aging.

Additionally, successful applicants will have a research focus which aligns with the strategic research directions of the Faculty which include advancing the study of human health and movement through biological, clinical, and community research, and integrated approaches to the understanding, prevention, and management of complex chronic conditions and disabilities.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant health sciences discipline and post-doctoral training will be considered an asset. He/she will also have a demonstrated ability to develop and provide high quality curriculum; excellent communication skills; a willingness to work collegially; and will be expected to play an integral role in the growth, development and identity of the Faculty of Health Sciences programs. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the areas of health and aging, and be able to participate in the development of community-university experiential learning partnerships.

In keeping with a technology-enhanced learning environment, UOIT seeks faculty members who will utilize a technology-enhanced learning approach, and who strive to explore and develop new pedagogies.

Applications will be accepted until April 19, 2013 or until suitable candidates are found. Review of applications will begin April 25, 2012. Applicants should submit in electronic format, with their name and the above competition number in the subject line, a formal letter of application, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a statement of teaching interests/experience, an outline of their present and future research agendas, and three letters of recommendation to

UOIT is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and welcomes applications from qualified visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further the diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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