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Assistant Professor - Associate Director of the
Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous
Health

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Public Health, Dalla Lana School of
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Oct 25, 2017
Job Closing November 30, 2017
Description:

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto invites applications for a
tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Indigenous Health. The
incumbent will be appointed as the Associate Director of its new Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for
Indigenous Health for an initial term of five years, renewable once. The expected start date is April 1,
2018.

The successful candidate will foster innovation in the School’s core academic and research programs,
work with distinguished faculty to enhance its research, teaching, and international impact, and will
represent the School in dealing with partner and peer institutions. He/she will have a PhD in
Medicine, public health, health sciences, social work, psychology, or related academic discipline by
the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter and an emerging scholarly record in an academic
discipline in the area of Indigenous Health. The incumbent will be expected to develop an
independent, active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program and must
demonstrate the capacity for teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The
candidate must provide evidence of an excellent research profile in the area of Indigenous health, as
evidenced by publications in leading journals in the field or a high quality research pipeline,
presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees. Evidence of excellence
in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and
the teaching dossier and teaching statement submitted as part of the application. He/she will be an
institution-builder with a demonstrated track record of success in administration, external relations,
advancement, teambuilding, and engagement with national and Indigenous community partners. The
successful candidate will assist with building relationships at the University of Toronto on all three
campuses, with Indigenous organizations, government and funding agencies, charities and other
supporters and partners.

Established by Royal Charter in 1827, the University of Toronto is the largest and most prestigious
research-intensive university in Canada, located in one of the world's great cities. The University has
more than 19,000 faculty and staff, some 73,000 students enrolled across three campuses, an annual budget of $1.8 billion, including $376 million in externally funded research, an additional $469 million in research funding in the affiliated teaching hospitals, and one of the premier research libraries in North America.

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH; http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/) has an illustrious
history that began in the 1920’s and continued with a recent renaissance beginning in 2008 (see
synopsis at http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/about/). The most prominent School of Public Health in
Canada, the DLSPH now has a roster of over 800 students, and greater than $27 million in annual
research expenditures. It houses the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, the
Institute for Global Health Equity & Innovation, the new Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous
Health, major initiatives related to Healthy Cities, Big Data for Health, Quality Improvement, and
Clinical Public Health, partnerships with institutions throughout Toronto that comprise the largest
health-science research complex in Canada, alliances with multiple international partners and a
central location in one of the most dynamic, multi-ethnic, and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) was established in 2014, endowed
with a $10 million gift commitment from Michael and Amira Dan family in late 2014, and named in
2015. It is positioned to serve as the hub for the University of Toronto’s recently-renewed scholastic
mission of training students and fellows and promoting research in Indigenous Health both in urban
and rural settings that will directly inform policy and advocacy efforts that, in turn, will lead towards
measurable improvements in Indigenous health. To accomplish this, the WBIIH will work together
with a powerful consortium of affiliated centres that focus on or provide general infrastructure
support that contributes to this area of scholarship, such as First Nations House at the University of
Toronto; the Aboriginal Community Council of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; the
Well Living House Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health and
Wellbeing at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael’s Hospital; and Anishnawbe
Health Toronto (Community Health Centre). Faculty at WBIIH, these Centres and across the
University of Toronto are leading research and training in a wide variety of Indigenous health, such
as mortality and burden of disease studies; maternal and child health; mental health and addiction
research; Indigenous health governance, Indigenous rights and associated health ethics; Indigenous
health systems reform and human resources for health; etc. Details on some of these activities and the
DLSPH’s ambitious program of expansion and new initiatives, including Indigenous health, can be
found by exploring the DLSPH website (http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/).

The Associate Director will be expected to advance the development of the Institute by utilizing
his/her standing as a researcher and/or educator who utilizes community engaged scholarship in
Indigenous health; serving as a convener with excellent organizational skills, with the ability to bring
a diverse coalition of stakeholders together while adhering to principles of self-determination, such
as OCAP principles (Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession); articulating a compelling
interdisciplinary vision that is both broad and deep; serve as an effective enabler and team builder,
able to motivate others; relating as an individual with strong interpersonal skills, a hands-on person
who adds value, and a helpful colleague; being collaborative, not hierarchical; and being The Associate Director will be expected to work closely with the Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce
Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health; the entire senior leadership
of DLSPH; a governance body associated with the Institute that maximizes and optimizes
participation and input of key Indigenous community and Indigenous health leaders; and to be the
Director of the Collaborative Program in Aboriginal Health.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Applications should include a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement
outlining current and future research interests. For questions regarding this position, please contact
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Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (signed and on letterhead) directly to
Melodie Buhagiar, via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All application materials must be submitted online on or before November 30, 2017.

Submission guidelines can be found at:http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining
attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially
welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal
People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute
to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is
voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search
committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes.
For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will
be given priority.

 

Job Field: Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate)
Faculty / Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Public Health, Dalla Lana School of
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Oct 26, 2017
Job Closing: November 30, 2017, Open Until Filled
Description:

 

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto
(http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca) invite applications for one Contractually Limited Term Appointment for a two-year term, in the area of Indigenous Maternal and Child Health. The successful candidate
will be closely associated with The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) in the DLSPH and the Well Living House (WLH) Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing at the Centre for Urban Solutions at the St Michael’s Hospital. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on January 1, 2018 and end on December 31, 2019.

We seek New Investigators who have focused their training and early career research on applied Indigenous health, working in partnership with Indigenous communities. Eligible candidates will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as public health, epidemiology, sociology, psychology, evaluation, or be clinically trained (MD, RN, RM, ND, PT, OT) with a relevant Masters degree (ie. Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Sciences). The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of excellence in Indigenous research, teaching, and community engagement, as evidence by publications in leading journals in the field or a high quality research pipeline, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier and teaching statement submitted as part of the application. In-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of Indigenous social systems, with a preference for experience is a pre-req

This WBIIH New Investigator opportunity will ensure that a promising emerging researcher in Indigenous Maternal and Child Health is provided the early career support and protected research time to become a leader and advance this field, which is relatively under-developed in Canada. The WBIIH New Investigator will benefit from mentorship from leading scholars in Indigenous health and evaluation located at WBIIH and WLH and immersion in an exciting and world class intervention research project. She/he will be supported to develop and frame their research program in a manner that both supports timely and effective analysis and application of the proposed study results and ensures that they are able to develop their own distinct scholarship through nested research questions and spin-off projects. This individual will also stimulate innovative approaches to applied health services research, mentorship and knowledge exchange in the area of Indigenous maternal and child health within the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the new WBIIH. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching or co-teaching a course in the area of advanced Indigenous health research methods and providing mentorship to Indigenous research stream students.

This position will be funded through a Merck for Mothers Foundation funded grant to the WBIIH and WLH. The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) was established in 2014, endowed with a $10 million gift commitment from Michael and Amira Dan family in late 2014, and named in 2015. It is positioned to serve as the hub for the University of Toronto’s recently-renewed scholastic mission of training students and fellows and promoting research in Indigenous Health both in urban and rural settings that will directly inform policy and advocacy efforts that, in turn, will lead towards measurable improvements in Indigenous health. The WBIIH works together with a powerful consortium of affiliated centres that focus on or provide general infrastructure support that contributes to this area of scholarship, such as First Nations House at the University of Toronto; the Aboriginal Community.

The Well Living House (http://www.welllivinghouse.com/) builds on a foundation of over two decades of collaborative work between Indigenous health researchers, front line health practitioners and Indigenous community grandparents. The WLH vision is that every Indigenous infant will be born into a context that promotes health and well-being. At the core of WLH work is a commitment to respect and apply both Indigenous community-based and mainstream academic knowledge and expertise to advance the health of Indigenous infants, families and communities. WLH is located within the Centre for Urban Health Solutions (C-UHS) of St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH) and co-governed by SMH and an Indigenous Grandparents Counsel. In the past four years the WLH has acquired $4 million of research funding as a lead agency, supported over 50 trainees and implemented research partnerships with 26 First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban communities/organizations. Core activities include developing better Indigenous maternal, child, and community data systems; identifying and evaluating best practices in Indigenous maternal child health; and Indigenous knowledge translation.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (signed and on letterhead) directly to Melodie Buhagiar, via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All application materials must be submitted online. Review of applications will begin after November 30, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.


Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes.

For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


College of Community
and Public Affairs
Department of Human Development

The Department of Human Development in the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) at Binghamton University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin Fall 2018.

We seek an scholar whose research interests are in the area of human rights as it pertains to communities that are marginalized or disenfranchised within the context of the US and/or internationally. Preference will be given to candidates who examine inequality globally and adopt a comparative perspective. Areas of interest could include: immigration and migration, law, political economy, the state, transnationalism, displacement, refugees, health and migration, environment/sustainability, gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, and indigenous and/or Native American theory.

Finally, experience in working with one or more of the following is required: government or non-government organizations connected to human rights at the local, national, or international level. This can include human rights advocacy, human rights media, United Nations organizations, or development agencies.

Requirements:
Applications will be considered immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Candidate requirements include a Ph.D. in human development, sociology, anthropology, geography, human rights, cultural studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, or related fields.
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a rigorous program of scholarly research. It is expected that the candidate demonstrate a strong interdisciplinary focus and commitment to human rights in their scholarly research, teaching, and social activism.

The position involves teaching at all levels from  undergraduate to advanced graduate-level courses. The candidate must have substantial teaching experience in human rights, as well as teaching experience in one or more of the following: social justice, critical race theory, feminist theory, social inequities, or other relevant courses based on their expertise. The ability to teach practice-oriented courses about inequities, justice, and social change, especially on the community but also on the state, national and international levels, is required.

Additional Information:
It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Lubna Chaudhry, Search Committee Chair,
Human Development, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit the following items electronically to http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com: (1) letter of application that describes how the candidate’s background is commensurate with the job announcement and a fit with our department, (2) CV, (3) scholarly research statement, (4) one sample of academic writing (article or chapter), (5) teaching philosophy statement, and (6) list of names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three academic references.


Call for Applicants to 2018 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research

The School for Advanced Research (SAR), with the generous support of Lannan Foundation, is seeking applicants for the Indigenous Writer-in-Residence fellowship. The purpose of this fellowship is to advance the work of an indigenous writer pursuing their creative project while enabling them to interact with local scholarly, artist, and Native communities. The fellowship runs from mid-June to early August and is open to writers indigenous to the United States or Canada. The fellow is provided with a $6,000 stipend, on-campus housing, studio space, supplies allowance, library support, and travel reimbursement to and from SAR.

The deadline to apply is Monday, January 29, 2018. For more information and to access our online application system, please visit sarweb.org and look for the Indigenous Writer in Residence link in the Scholar Programs dropdown menu, or call Maria Spray at 505-954-7237.


Saint Mary's University (www.smu.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Aboriginal Business relevant to any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing,
Communications, Information Systems and Management Science. Candidates with a demonstrated record in research and teaching in Aboriginal Business fields are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have completed, or be near completion of, a PhD in one of the disciplines noted above and have excellent qualifications for research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate program level. Candidates must have a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to research activities, teaching and service. The appointment will commence July 1, 2018.

The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with 3400 students, is proud of its pivotal role as Atlantic Canada’s largest business school. Our mission statement is, “through active learning and the creation and mobilization of scholarship, we prepare citizens of the world to lead sustainable, entrepreneurial businesses and communities.” The Sobey School offers a comprehensive range of education programs from a robust Bachelor of Commerce through our rigorous Masters degrees, a well-respected PhD in Management, and a business-focused catalogue of executive and professional development programs. Approximately 95% of our eighty full-time faculty have PhDs, and we are proud to host two current Canada Research Chairs. Our academic programs are AACSB-accredited, placing us among the 5% of business schools in the world to have achieved this recognition. The Sobey School is a signatory to the United Nation's Principles for Responsible Management Initiative
(http://www.smu.ca/academics/sobey/sobey-about-accreditation-and-partnerships.html). The Sobey School is in a modern facility providing state of the art technology for classrooms. The Sobey School of Business is committed to fostering a diverse, and inclusive academic environment. We welcome those who contribute to the diversity and excellence of their academic community.

Saint Mary’s University is Nova Scotia’s second largest university with a rich 215-year history. A primarily undergraduate university, with select, high-quality graduate programs (http://www.smu.ca/webfiles/SRP-Senateapproved.pdf), our 7,200 students enjoy a personal experience with average introductory class sizes of only 40 students. Saint Mary’s is a vibrant, diverse, and globally connected community; 67 per cent of our students coming from Nova Scotia and Canada and 33 per cent of our students hailing from more than 119 countries—a proportion of international students not matched by any other university in Canada. In recent years, the university has increased experiential learning opportunities for students such as co-ops, internships, research, community-engaged service learning and competitions. Saint Mary’s has a tradition of engagement with our community, drawing upon our active 50,000 alumni, many of whom
are national, and international leaders in business, politics, the arts, culture, science, and industry.

The university is committed to serving the local, regional, national, and international communities and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. The University has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with over 250 full-time faculty involved in innovative teaching, research and service. Interdisciplinary studies are a prominent feature and strength of the University. Saint Mary’s is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational and economic centre for Atlantic Canada and is conveniently located near recreational areas and other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint
Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, women, visible minorities, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of recent scholarly writing, and three letters of reference.

Consideration of applications will commence on January 31, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Please send applications by mail to:

Dr. Mark Raymond
Associate Dean - Academic
Sobey School of Business

c/o

Ms. Sandra Fougere
Sobey School of Business
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie St.,
Halifax N.S., B3H 3C3
Tel. 902-420-5781
Web: www.sobey.smu.ca

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