The Department of Health Sciences at Carleton University in Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada is inviting applications for three senior Associate or
Full Professors, one of whom will be Chair of the Department. The
category of appointment is preliminary (tenure-track). The start date
is July 1, 2017.
The Department of Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary department
in the Faculty of Science at Carleton University, serving as the academic
base for 17 full-time and cross-appointed faculty members, >200 undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Health Sciences, graduate students
and postdoctoral research fellows associated with our Faculty. Health
Sciences is an interdisciplinary department that fosters academic and
research collaborations with other departments at Carleton, and with
external partners in health-related fields including departments and
organisations within the Government of Canada, Government of
Ontario, the Institute of Clinical and Evaluative Sciences, and community organisations, hospitals and research institutes in Ottawa,
nationally and worldwide.
A distinctive strength of the Department is the interdisciplinary
approach to health problems and solutions, and the collaborative
nature of our Faculty to address these. The Department is building
core strengths in three clusters of excellence: 1) Environment and
Global Health, 2) Lifecourse Approach to Health and 3) Big Data. The
new Health Sciences Building, slated for opening July 2017, will be the
home base for the Department, with state-of-the-art infrastructure
for both teaching and research in these health areas and beyond. The
Department of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science have strong
commitments to graduate and undergraduate education and research
experiences. More information on the Carleton’s Department of Health
Sciences can be found at: https://carleton.ca/healthsciences/.
We are seeking three senior research faculty, one in each of the three
clusters of excellence, one of whom will be Departmental Chair. Candidates’ research should align with one of these areas: 1) Environment
and Global Health: Environmental toxicology/pharmacology, cancer,
global health of (re)emerging infectious diseases or climate change.
2) Lifecourse Approach: Biological mechanisms of ageing. A focus on
mitochondrial biology, reactive oxygen species and/or metabolism
of ageing is ideal. 3) Big Data: Bioinformatics and/or biostatistical
approaches to health in one of the clusters of excellence.
Each candidate should have a demonstrated record of success as
an independent researcher with an innovative and internationally-recognised research programme, as proven by peer-reviewed
publications and funding from CIHR or other nationally and/or
internationally-recognised funding agencies (e.g.: NIH, BBSRC, MRC).
They should also have demonstrated excellence in teaching, including graduate supervision at the doctoral level, and evidence of
administrative and leadership skills. The new Chair will be expected
to have exceptional interpersonal skills and serve as a champion of
the Department’s research and education initiatives, and to develop
new academic and research opportunities. Each of the successful
candidates must have a PhD and/or MD or equivalent and currently
hold the rank of Associate of Full Professor. The position of Departmental Chair will be for a three-year renewable term.
Interested candidates should submit a CV stating their anticipated
Health Sciences research cluster and detailing their experience in this
area, a teaching dossier including a statement of which courses offered
by the Department they would be interested in teaching, and a statement of administrative experiences and interests. Applicants with
interest in the Departmental Chair position should also submit a statement of vision for the Department. Closing date for applications is
December 16, 2016. Applications, including cover letter, together with
the names and contact information of three referees, should be sent
as a single PDF to:
Dr. Robert Burk, Chair
Department of Health Sciences
Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or
permanent resident of Canada.
Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of
the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.
Department of Health Sciences
Associate or Full Professor and Chair
Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We
welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit
and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary