Indigenous Faculty Position

Employer
University of Saskatchewan- Community Health & Epidemiology
Location
Saskatoon (City), Saskatchewan (CA)
Salary
Assistant Professor: $ 99,945 to $120,099, Associate Professor: $120,099 to $140,253
Closing date
Feb 19, 2023

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Role
Scientist
Industry
Education
Hours
Full-time
Contract Type
Permanent
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Applications are invited from Indigenous individuals for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with the College of Medicine, Department of
Community Health & Epidemiology (CH&E). The department’s vision is to support and advocate for population health equity locally and globally through the synthesis and translation of
knowledge for evidence-informed policies and practices.The successful candidate will be
expected to: 1) develop and lead a program of research in either epidemiology or population
health or health systems research; 2) teach in the CH&E graduate programs; 3) supervise
graduate students in the MSC and PhD programs; and 4) collaborate with other undergraduate or graduate programs in Indigenous Health. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence, or promise of excellence, in research, teaching, and community engagement.


The Department (www.medicine.usask.ca/che)
The Department of Community Health and Epidemiology is a dynamic, cohesive academic
department comprising 15 faculty, 20 medical faculty in Public Health and over 30 associate and adjuncts, located in the Academic Health Sciences Building. Our teaching, research and social engagement focus on population health with a lens on social justice and equity for all. We have active graduate programs at the Masters and Doctoral levels, and make a vital contribution to
the undergraduate education of medical and health sciences students and postgraduate
education with the Public Health and Preventative Medicine Residency Program. Areas of
current research excellence include child health, Indigenous peoples’ health, global health,
social epidemiology, health inequities, biostatistical applications to chronic diseases, public
health practice, and knowledge dissemination. An emphasis on health equity and community
engagement underlies all our work. We have strong relationships with a wide range of
community-based organizations and government agencies and partner with research units such as the Saskatchewan Population Health Research and Evaluation Unit, the Public Health
Observatory (SHA), the Urban Public Health Network, Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-
Oriented Research, Community-University Institute for Social Research. Clinical opportunities
are available in Public Health or other settings. Evolving partnerships with the School of Public Health and the campus wide Health and Wellness signature research initiative present
opportunities for collaboration on joint mentorship of students and teaching in graduate
programs.


The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the
Homeland of the Métis.  The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community with a world class art museum, and a wide range of seasonal leisure opportunities. The University
pursues excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers to a growing student population of 26,000, one of the most diverse sets of undergraduate, graduate, and
professional programs in Canada.


Qualifications
A doctoral degree in any of the related fields.

We are seeking Indigenous candidates who have a demonstrated ability in scholarly activities in population health/ health services, public health systems’ research as evidenced by established or developing research initiatives; a strong or emerging research program; experience in
working with communities as well as a strong commitment to working within a research
intensive, academic health setting. Demonstration of effective classroom teaching skills and
mentorship as well as experiences in teaching using a variety of pedagogical methods are
expected. In light of the increasing interest in using distributed learning technologies, experience and interest in working in underserved areas (rural, remote, inner-city) and with marginalized
populations in Canada or elsewhere would be very desirable and build on the department’s
strengths.

The University is committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion, and are proud to
support career opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to reflect the community we serve. We
continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the Province, Nationally and Internationally and value the unique perspective that our Indigenous employees provide to strengthen these relationships. Only Indigenous candidates will be considered for this position. Candidates must meet all the essential qualifications required for this position, including
verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation, and the successful
candidate must maintain those conditions throughout their employment.

Indigenous Membership/Citizenship, subject to verification with documentation is a condition of employment and a requirement to hold this position. Verification of Indigenous
Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the
deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy  and Standing Committee in
accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. 

Assistant Professor:   $ 99,945 to $120,099
Associate Professor: $120,099 to $140,253

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and
extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance
program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending
program.


Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and any
supporting documents to:


Dr. Anne Leis, Department Head
Community Health & Epidemiology
Health Sciences Building, E Wing, Rm 3252
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK, Canada   S7N 5E5
FAX: (306) 966-7920
Email:  anne.leis@usask.ca

 

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2023; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

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