Health Sciences - Assistant/Associate Professor (Health Equity)

Simon Fraser University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-09-09

Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Equity
Tenure Track Position

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University is seeking an exceptional health equity scholar, with expertise and experience in promoting health equity through public health teaching and research, for a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position. The successful candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline, notably sociology, social policy, social epidemiology, social/medical anthropology, First Nations studies, or gender and sexuality studies. Fields of interest may include health inequities in relation to racialization, indigeneity, colonization, gender, class/social position, and social and environmental determinants of health. He/she will have particular strengths in theories and methodologies for understanding and addressing social and health inequities notably mixed methods approaches, intersectional approaches, participatory-action research and eco-social approaches. He/she will play a leading role in undergraduate and graduate teaching, maintain an externally funded research program, and actively contribute to the academic life of the faculty.

To apply for this position, candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and a descriptive statement of teaching background, research activities, and administrative and leadership experience, strengths and approach. These materials, along with the names of at least three academic references should be submitted electronically to: The full job specification can be found at:

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2013. Only those candidates shortlisted will be contacted.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details of this policy see:


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