Kingston, Ontario
Nov 26, 2018
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Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Public Health Sciences, in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019. For this tenured position, we are searching for an outstanding academic with proven leadership skills. The ideal candidate will be an innovative and visionary thinker who has experience in interdisciplinary environments, demonstrated excellence in teaching and curriculum development, and a well established and independent research program that has made internationally recognized contributions to scholarship. Candidates must have a PhD, MD/PhD, or MD/MSc in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Public Health, or be health professional with graduate training in one of these areas, or equivalent. As Head, the successful candidate will draw on strong interpersonal and organizational skills in their efforts to foster excellence in research and teaching at all levels of undergraduate and graduate education within the Department.

The Department has research strengths in the study of public health, cancer control, biostatistics, mental health, developmental disabilities, injury, cardiovascular disease, the health of children and global health. In addition to supporting graduate programs in public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics, departmental faculty are also members of many leading health research units on campus including the Canadian Cancer Trials Group and the Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, both located in the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research and Queen’s – ICES Health Services Research https://phs.queensu.ca/.

Queen’s University is recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs, which attract outstanding students. It has a community spirit and amenities unmatched by any other Canadian university. Queen’s University is consistently ranked as a leader in Canadian post-secondary education and research. Attracting the very best students and faculty, Queen’s aspires to become a global leader in these areas. Queen’s University is located in historic Kingston, on the shore of Lake Ontario, with easy access to Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa & the U.S. border. This university city of approximately 150,000 offers a unique mix of year-round recreational, cultural and academic opportunities. For additional information about Queen’s, please visit www.queensu.ca.

Applications and nominations are to be directed to: Dr. Michael Kawaja, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Ms. Christine Irving, Faculty of Health Sciences, Macklem House, Queen’s University, 18 Barrie Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6. Electronic submissions can be forwarded to christine.irving@queensu.ca. Nominations are to include a brief rationale for suggesting the individual. All applications and nomination must be submitted by November 30, 2018.

A complete application consists of:
- a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the following paragraph);
- a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
- a statement of research interests;
- a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
- Three letters of reference

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Ms. Christine Irving at the contact information as detailed above.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.