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The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Faculty Member, Community Health & Epidemiology (Health Services, Systems and Epidemiology)

Requisition: req530

Open Date: 6/6/2017

Description: There is 1 opening(s) for this posting. Located in Saskatoon.

The College of Medicine invites applications from qualified individuals for a full time Assistant Professor – One Year Term position in the department of Community Health & Epidemiology.  The successful candidate will be required to 1) contribute to teaching community health and epidemiology in the undergraduate, postgraduate medical curricula and in MSc and PhD programs and chair the Medicine and Society 4 courses; 2) be involved in clinical research.

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The Department of Community Health and Epidemiology is a dynamic, cohesive academic department comprising 15 faculty and 34 associate and clinical faculty, located in the Academic Health Sciences Building. 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, Aboriginal peoples’ health, global health, social epidemiology, health inequities, biostatistical applications to chronic diseases, public health practice, and knowledge transfer. 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, Public Health Observatory, Saskatoon Health Region, Community University Institute for Social Research. Clinical opportunities are available in Public Health or other settings. Evolving partnership with the School of Public Health and the campus wide One Health research initiative present opportunities for collaboration on joint mentorship of students and teaching in graduate programs.

The University of Saskatchewan is situated in Treaty 6 territory and the Métis homeland and is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 23,000.


Candidates will have a clinical background and a PhD degree in Health services, Epidemiology and/or Population Health. In light of the increasing interest in providing service learning opportunities in the undergraduate medical curriculum such as Making the Links ( as well as 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 growing strengths.

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109. 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 a cover letter that includes a brief statement of your teaching experience and research interests; detailed curriculum vitae; letters from three referees; and any supporting documents including proof of education, notarized and translated (English) copies of undergraduate and graduate degrees to:

Dr. Anne Leis, Department Head
Community Health & Epidemiology
Health Sciences Bldg, E Wing, Rm 3247
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK, Canada   S7N 5E5
FAX: (306) 966-7920

Review of applications will begin June 20, 2017 however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.  Submissions by email are preferred. 

This position is in scope of USFA.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.