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Department of Community Health Sciences

College of Medicine

Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Manitoba

Position start date: January 1, 2016

Rank: Assistant Professor

Rank and Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Manitoba is now recruiting for a full-time contingent academic position in the Department of Community Health Sciences, in collaboration with the Centre for Healthcare Innovation. The position will be based in the Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research (MFN CAHR). This is a contingent position at the Assistant Professor level, and will be for a two- to three-year term. Position Number: 20361.

Located in the thriving, multicultural city of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba offers students and faculty a vibrant learning community, exceptional facilities and the chance to explore ideas, challenge assumptions and turn theory into reality. The University of Manitoba plays a key role in the social, cultural, and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada, and the world.

The Department of Community Health Sciences includes academics, clinicians and public health practitioners working in areas of education, service and research related to health services, the health of populations, societal and cultural dimensions of health, Indigenous Health, environment and health, health policy and planning, and global public health. This integrated and multidisciplinary approach brings together researchers, health professionals and policy-makers from a variety of provincial, national and international organizations. The Department and the Faculty of Health Sciences have a longstanding commitment to working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.

MFN CAHR is a research centre of excellence that supports members of MFN-CAHR in conducting world class partnership-based Indigenous health-related research and training activities, in the areas of population and public health, health services, clinical, biomedical and genetics areas, and in health information systems. It was established in 2001 with the help of a contribution from the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, as well as grants from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Manitoba Innovation Fund. MFN CAHR is involved in a wide variety of activities in Indigenous health, including: initiating, coordinating and supporting research activities designed to assist First Nations, Métis, Inuit and global Indigenous communities and organizations in their efforts to promote health and wellness, and improve health services; integrating scientific and traditional Indigenous approaches to producing new knowledge about health and health care; and building the research capacity of students and community-based researchers in Indigenous health.

The successful applicant will report to the Director, MFN CAHR, and will also collaborate actively with other University of Manitoba and Department of Community Health Sciences programs, including the Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI)/Support Unit, the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, and the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Institute for Indigenous, First Nations, Metis and Inuit Health.

This contingent position requires an individual with a record of leadership, grant funding success, and publications, as well as experience in capacity building and community engagement. The successful candidate will:

  • have research experience, and research navigation and relationship-building skills, in relation to First Nations and/or Métis and/or Inuit communities and organizations (experience with international Indigenous populations will also be considered);
  • have a record of success in obtaining research grants, and in producing significant publications in the First Nations, Métis and Inuit health field;
  • be able to contribute to undergraduate and graduate education;
  • have strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated strength in leading and working in research teams;
  • have skills in innovative approaches to the dissemination and application of research (knowledge translation and exchange); and
  • have experience in community engagement.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in the social or health sciences, and have experience with both quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches.

In order to expedite the selection process, the following documents should be provided to the Search Committee:  1) a letter of application, stating how the applicant’s program of study qualifies her/him for the position sought, based on the criteria noted above; 2) a brief statement of teaching and research interests; 3) a description of experience with community engagement; and 4) a curriculum vitae.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified individuals including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations and genders. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (Manitoba).  Please note that the curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. 

Applications are to be sent electronically to:

Dr. Stephen Moses

Department Head, Community Health Sciences

College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Manitoba

S113 Medical Services Building

750 Bannatyne Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: (204) 789-3434

A copy of the application should be also be sent to Ms. Kathy bell at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2015. If necessary, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.