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Tenure Track Position in Injury Prevention

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  • Job
    Junior, Mid, Senior & Expert Level
  • Edmonton
Department School of Public Health
Posted date July 10, 2024
Closing date August 30, 2024
Position Type Full Time


The School of Public Health, at the University of Alberta (https://www.ualberta.ca/public-health/index.html) invites applicants for the position of a contingent tenure-track assistant or associate professor in injury prevention, with preferred emphasis on epidemiological research. This position is embedded in the Injury Prevention Centre (https://www.ualberta.ca/public-health/research/centres/injury-prevention-centre.html).

Operating since 1998, the Injury Prevention Centre (IPC) is the oldest injury prevention centre in Canada. The IPC addresses the major causes of unintentional injury mortality and morbidity in Alberta such as falls and poisonings as well as emerging issues such as E-scooters and concussions. The IPC has built national and international networks that enhance its access to evidence on what works in prevention and facilitate the identification of new injury issues as they emerge. Candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD) and established scholarship in the area of injury epidemiology. It is expected the successful candidate will have a leadership role within IPC as Scientific Director. The successful candidate will have an established record of accomplishment, including relevant postdoctoral training, publication of primary research articles in relevant peer-reviewed journals, success in gaining competitive external awards at the national or international level, experience in classroom teaching and the ability to mentor research trainees effectively.

The University of Alberta is one of the top universities in Canada. As the oldest free-standing school of public health in Canada, the School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of Alberta is home to3 research centres: The Injury Prevention Centre, Community-University Partnership and the Centre for Healthy Communities. In addition to these centres, the School of Public Health hosts multiple research groups. SPH offers a range of graduate programs, including a course-based Master of Public Health (MPH), an MA in Community Engagement (both course-based and thesis-based), and thesis-based programs (MSc and PhD). These programs are supported by a dedicated faculty of 30 members and serve approximately 350 graduate students.

SPH is among the top 5 research-intensive faculties in the University of Alberta.

Interested applicants are invited to apply online by sending a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a brief (1-2 page) five-year research plan, a record of teaching experience, three original research papers that best exemplify their injury-related research interests and the names and contact information of three referees to: recruit.publichealth@ualberta.ca

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Note: This opportunity will be available until midnight August 30, 2024, Edmonton, Alberta local time.

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