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Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

McMaster University

Two Faculty Positions in Public Health


The Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CE&B) at McMaster University is developing a new Masters of Public Health program and seeks two outstanding candidates for faculty positions in Public Health at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor; three-year (renewable) in the Special category.


The successful applicants will contribute to research activities in the field of public health and will be expected to participate in studies and publish scholarly articles in the field of public health. The successful applicants will also be responsible for teaching courses within the new Masters of Public Health program (expected start September 2015) as well as taking on MPH thesis supervisory and committee roles. We especially welcome applications from candidates who have expertise in the MPH focus areas of public health policy, management and environmental health as well as Aboriginal health, a University priority.


Preferred qualifications for the position include:

• Completed Doctorate or equivalent in Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or an

equivalent program;

• Academic Public Health Physicians and Academic Family Physicians with Public Health

training are also encouraged to apply

• An active program of public health research, as evidenced by a proven track record with

peer-reviewed grants and publications in relevant journals;

• Experience in the development and management of masters-level academic courses with a

particular focus on public health;

• Experience in teaching and supervising in graduate-level programs;

• Experience working within the public health system in Canada and collaborating with local,

provincial and federal public health agencies as well as community health and social

service organizations;

• Experience in public health methodological capabilities, including qualitative, quantitative

and mixed methods.


The start date for these positions will be negotiated with the Department Chair for some time between April and September 2015. The positions may be jointly appointed with another department or agency with the above activities to be negotiated.


McMaster is a research-intensive university and perennially rated as the most innovativeuniversity in Canada. Located mid-way between the Niagara Peninsula and Metropolitan Toronto, it offers an unparalleled social, cultural and recreational living environment and a challenging academic career in one of Canada’s première health universities. The Department is renowned for its pioneering nature and high quality of research and education programs; it provides an exciting academic environment, operating on a collegial model with interdisciplinary research teams and a mentorship program for junior faculty. The Department has recently initiated planning to set its strategic goals. The MPH program and its new faculty will be a core component of this plan.


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Complete applications will be reviewed starting December 8, 2014. These positions will remain open until filled. Applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and academic goals, and the names of three referees to:


Dr. Holger Schünemann, Department Chair,

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics,

Faculty of Health Sciences,

1280 Main Street West,

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1

Tel. 905-525-9140 ext 24931

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, First Nations, Inuit or Metis Peoples  and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities