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Director, Centre for Health Promotion

Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

The University of Toronto invites applications for the position of Director, Centre for Health Promotion, effective July 1, 2001. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in the health or social sciences, experience in administration and in working with multi-disciplinary teams and community groups, as well as expertise and scholarly accomplishments in one or more aspects of health promotion and disease prevention. Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills as well as a high level of energy are essential.

The successful candidate will hold the academic rank of Professor or Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and will be tenured or in the tenure stream, depending on qualifications and experience. The candidate will demonstrate scholarship through peer-reviewed publications and research grants, and have a commitment to and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and supervision of graduate students. The initial appointment as Director will be for five years, with the opportunity for a second five -year term following an external review. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Centre for Health Promotion is a multi-disciplinary Unit within the Department of Public Health Sciences with a mandate for research, education and service in health promotion. It currently has six internal units and more than twenty Affiliated Units. It has about 200 Members and Associates. It is a World Organization Collaborating Centre in Health Promotion, the Co-ordinating Centre for the Canadian Consortium for Health Promotion Research and a Sub-Regional Office of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education. More information about the Centre can be found on the web at

The Department's educational responsibilities include: 1) graduate research MSc/PhD programs in social sciences and health, epidemiology, biostatistics, occupational and environmental health; 2) professional MHSc programs in health promotion, community health and epidemiology, occupational and environmental health; 3) residency programs in community medicine and occupational medicine; 4) undergraduate medical teaching and 5) continuing education. The Department has active liaison with various research institutes and centres, community health agencies and groups, public health, professional health associations, teaching hospitals and government ministries.

Interested, qualified individuals are requested to send in confidence, a letter outlining their qualifications for the position, including a curriculum vitae and have three reference letters sent to:

Dr. Harvey Skinner, Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, McMurrich Building, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8 CANADA (fax 416-978-8299; email

Closing Date for Applications: September 15, 2000 or when position is filled. Effective Date of Appointment: July 1, 2001 for Director; tenure position may start earlier

The Department of Public Health Sciences is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. The University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed toward Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.