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Assistant Professor (Health Policy), School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences

London, Ontario
Deadline May 4, 2011
The Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Western Ontario invites applications for a full-time Probationary (tenure-track) position in the School of Health Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. Requirements for the position include a PhD in a relevant health science field, and teaching and research expertise that aligns with the health policy field of study.

The successful candidate for this position will hold undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities in both the School of Health Studies and the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program. The appointed individual will develop and deliver courses related to introductory and advanced health policy, health systems (e.g., financing, delivery, organizational processes and structures), integrated health systems, cross-sector partnership models and emerging trends in health care. In this position, the candidate will support the teaching needs in the School. The successful candidate will also have a strong program of research in one of the areas listed above, and will attract and supervise graduate students, engage in scholarly activity, compete for peer-adjudicated research grants, and participate in service internal and external to the university. The candidate will have demonstrated expertise in developing and teaching courses in traditional and flexible learning environments.

The University of Western Ontario ( is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. It is located in London Ontario, with a vibrant population of 385,000. London is renowned as a major academic health sciences centre. The School of Health Studies is one of 6 schools in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The School is interdisciplinary in nature and has committed partnerships with leading practice centres in the city and region. Educational and research programs are supported through excellent relationships with health care and community agencies. The School attracts over 2400 applicants annually for one of the available 300 Year 1 undergraduate positions. There are currently over 1200 undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Health Studies.

The effective date of appointment is July 1, 2011. Please send a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names of three academic referees to:

Dr. Marita Kloseck, Director
School of Health Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences
222 – Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A 5B9

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 4, 2011.

Please quote number HS 113 on all correspondence.

Positions are subject to budget approval.  Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.