The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, is seeking applicants for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Public Health Economics. In accordance with the regulations set for Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx), the candidate will be an excellent emerging researcher who has demonstrated research creativity and innovation with a track record of publication in leading peer-reviewed journals, and the potential to achieve international recognition in the fields of Public Health Economics. The CRC position is for a five-year period, with the possibility of renewal for one additional term.
Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program's Tier 2 justification process, please contact Research Development Western for more information.
Public health is a vital component of a country's health care system, and training public health practitioners is a core function of a University. Western’s new Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health adopts an innovative approach to educating tomorrow's public health professionals - an interfaculty approach that uses the case based and experiential method of learning. This is among the first programs in the world to adopt this training method for public health. The Centre for Medical Evidence, Decision Integrity & Clinical Impact (MEDICI) is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre focused on evidence-based healthcare decision-making.
The Tier 2 CRC will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded, research program. The ideal candidate will be a health economist or health services researcher who evaluates public health interventions/technologies/ programs from an equity, efficiency and effectiveness perspective. Applications from candidates whose work can inform the work of other programs within the Interfaculty Program in Public Health or MEDICI are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must propose an innovative research program of high quality that would attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers. The individual will have excellent opportunities to collaborate with other faculty within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and at Western, which includes health economists, health services researchers, experts in health promotion, health management and health law, epidemiologists, and anthropologists. The successful candidate will further our goal of developing an exceptionally strong and cutting edge case based public health training and research program.
Western recognizes the potential impact that legitimate career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Potential candidates are encouraged to explain within their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record, and to submit a full career or extended CV to a chairholder position in cases where they have had career interruptions.
A successful candidate holding a PhD in a relevant field will be appointed to a Probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or to a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, depending on qualifications and experience, in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and/or appropriate Departments at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications, cross appointments are possible with the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Health Sciences or the Ivey Business School. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Western University is located in London, Ontario, with a metropolitan census of 530,000. London boasts an extensive educational and health care community including two large teaching hospitals with multiple sites, two research institutes, an Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences node, and the Southwestern Academic Health Sciences Network. With 32,000 full-time students, Western graduates students from a wide range of academic and professional programs. Details about Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry may be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca.
Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.
Please send a detailed curriculum vitae, brief description of the current research program, accomplishments, at least five representative publications in the last five years, and the names of three referees to:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after November 30, 2017. Anticipated start date is to be negotiated.
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Brigitte Neale at Brigitte.Neale@Schulich.uwo.ca phone 519-661-2111 ext. 82698.