Faculty Job Opportunities

Professor of Professional Practice in Human Health Risk Assessment and Communication Specialist

Simon Fraser University - The Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University is seeking a human health risk assessment and communication specialist for an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice position (5 year renewable contract) to support applied research and education programs at the University and with public health agencies in Canada. The candidate will teach Human Health Risk Assessment and Communication (known as HHRA), as well as basic toxicology (generally required as a first step for HHRA) in the FHS graduate/undergraduate programs. Additionally, the candidate will work with health related agencies to support decision-making and investigation in the area of environmental public health exposures. Specifically, the candidate will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and interpret research evidence to support environmental exposure investigations for agencies such as the National Collaborating Centres for Environmental HealthProvide support to government in reviewing third party HHRAs submitted for development projects
  • Development of knowledge translation programs and networks provincially and across the country to support policy work concerning environmental exposure reduction
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer between health scientists and policy makers at multiple jurisdictional levels in the area of both environmental health and HHRA
  • Guide and support grant applications in the area of knowledge translation in environmental health
  • Create educational and outreach materials to train public health professionals (including Medical Health Officers, Public Health Inspectors and similar staff) about the HHRA process and how it can be used in their respective environments and organizations
  • Deliver training in knowledge translation specifically focused on communicating environmental health risk issues to various stakeholders

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in Epidemiology or related areas by the start of appointment, with expertise in Human Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Toxicology, Risk Communication and Knowledge Translation.  Will also demonstrate experience working with health agencies such as Local Health Authorities or PHAC’s National Collaborating Centers. Requires strong teaching skills and a demonstrated track record of successful course development and delivery.

The successful applicant will have the potential to be an effective teacher capable of inspiring and mentoring culturally diverse undergraduates and graduates.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.  Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected.  For further details of this policy see:  http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

To apply for this position, candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and a descriptive statement of teaching background, research activities, and administrative and leadership experience, strengths, and approach. These materials, along with the names of at least three academic references should be submitted electronically to: fhs_recruit@sfu.ca, citing “Human Health Risk Assessment and Communication” in the subject line. Only those shortlisted candidates will be contacted. In addition, only referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted and candidates will be notified if reference letters are requested.  The deadline for submission of applications is June 1, 2016

 

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Health Outcomes & Health System
Sustainability

posted on March 1, 2016

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications from appropriately qualified scientists to be appointed as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Health Outcomes & Health System Sustainability. This competition is an internal search and is restricted to current full-time faculty members of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Tier 2 Chairs are awarded for a five-year term and are renewable once. They are targeted at exceptional emerging researchers who have received their doctoral degree within the last 10 years, and are acknowledged by their peers to have the potential to become a leader in their field.

We are seeking an established academic with a proven track record in health outcomes and/or health systems scholarship. Health Outcomes & Health System Sustainability is defined as an area of research and practice that is oriented to improving health systems through knowledge production and translation into practice of innovative, outcomes-based solutions to challenges in the Canadian health system. In particular, we expect the Chair to work closely with our partners in the City of Surrey including the Fraser Health Authority, Surrey Memorial Hospital, and the Health Innovation Boulevard Planning Committee. We seek a candidate with expertise in health economics and health services research with an outstanding record of high-impact publications and sustained research funding from national and international foundations and research councils. The candidate must also have a track record and enthusiasm for supervising and mentoring MPH, MSc and PhD students and postdoctoral fellows; and demonstrated excellence in teaching in areas of health economics, health outcomes and health systems. We expect the successful candidate to assume a leadership role in health economics and health services research within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

To apply, candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and a brief descriptive statement (two pages) of research, teaching, and leadership plans for the next five years. These materials, along with the names of six academic references should be submitted electronically to: fhs_recruit@sfu.ca.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2016.

This position is limited to current tenured or tenure track faculty members of the Faculty of Health Sciences. All faculty who meet the stated requirements are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details of this policy see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

 

Tenure Track Position in Epigenetics and Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

posted on February 11, 2016

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children's Hospital seeks applications from early and mid-career scientists with an outstanding research record to be appointed as a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Developmental Biology and Human Health. We seek a scholar who uses molecular, cellular, biochemical, and/or big data tools to study the effects that social, behavioral and/or environmental exposures have on early mammalian development and impact for health and well being across the lifespan.

The ideal candidate would have core expertise in epigenetics and training and research experience in the cell-to-society paradigm. The candidate would play an integrative role in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying developmental programing and how this contributes to life-long health trajectories. He or she will play a central role in an emerging, interdisciplinary team within FHS and CFRI focused on human development through the life-course and its impact on health. The scholar is expected to be a part of the Healthy Starts Theme at CFRI, which is focused on preventing lifelong health disparities and chronic diseases that are rooted in early childhood.

This position is intended to link to regional, national and international interdisciplinary initiatives aimed at understanding the mechanisms through which early life social experiences and/or environments broadly speaking impact mammalian, and ultimately, human development. The “Developmental Origins of Health and Disease” concept describes how during early life interplay between maternal and environmental factors program fetal and child growth and development that have long-term consequences on later health and disease risk.

The Faculty of Health Sciences was created in 2005 with a focus on the integration of social and natural science research with population outcomes, societal application, health equity, and policy analysis. The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of more than 50 multi-disciplinary faculty members and will have the opportunity to engage with outstanding students in the PhD, MSc, MPH, and BA/BSc programs. FHS maintains collaborative agreements and partnerships with the BC government, regional health authorities, research centres, and provincial, national and international health agencies. The faculty includes five Canada Research Chairs, five Endowed Chairs, and seven additional faculty members with external salary awards.

Established in 1995, the Child & Family Research Institute conducts discovery, translational, and clinical research to improve the health of children and families in British Columbia and around the world. The research structure at CFRI is divided into four research Themes with the Healthy Starts Theme at the forefront of DOHaD research. CFRI is supported by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and works in close partnership with BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, the Provincial Health Services Authority and its agencies, and the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. With over 250 investigators, 300 trainees, and 300 research staff on site, the successful candidate will become a member of the diverse and active research community at CFRI. Our faculty includes nine Canada Research Chairs, three BC Leadership Chairs, eighteen national investigator and clinician-scientist awards, and nineteen Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research career investigator awards.

To apply for this position, candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and a brief descriptive statement (two pages) of research plans for the next five years. They are encouraged to describe how their research interests relate to a life-course perspective on human health. While the teaching requirement for this position is 1.5 courses per year, applicants should provide a teaching statement describing their teaching experience and interests, and suggesting upper-level undergraduate and/or graduate courses they would be interested in offering. These materials, along with the names of three academic references should be submitted electronically to: fhs_recruit@sfu.ca

We will begin to review applications on April 1, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details of this policy see:
http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

 

St. Paul's Hospital Endowed Chair in Addictions Research

posted on November 30, 2015

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications from early to established career scientists with an outstanding research record to be appointed as a tenure-track Endowed Chair in Addictions Research. The focus of the Chair will be to develop a program of research in addiction prevention, treatment and policy. Areas of interest are:

1) the critical examination of health policies and interventions related to addiction prevention, treatment and control at the population level
2) addiction epidemiology, randomized trials and database development pertaining to research capacity in British Columbia and beyond    
3) addiction intervention studies with vulnerable populations.

The successful applicant will join a dynamic group of interdisciplinary scholars in the Addiction Medicine program at St. Paul’s Hospital (affiliated with the BC Centre of Excellence in HIV/AIDS) and the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions (CARMHA) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU. The combined resources of these two research centres include well-developed datasets based on administrative and survey data, statistical and other research service support, and active collaborations with government, community and clinical units.

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) was created in 2005 with a focus on the integration of social and natural science research with population outcomes, societal application, health equity, and policy analysis. The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of more than 50 multi-disciplinary faculty members and will have the opportunity to engage with outstanding students in the PhD, MSc, MPH, and BA/BSc programs.  FHS hosts the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health, and maintains collaborative agreements and partnerships with the BC government, regional health authorities, research centres, and provincial, national and international health agencies. The faculty includes five Canada Research Chairs, four Endowed Chairs, and seven additional faculty members with external salary awards.

St. Paul's Hospital is operated by Providence Health Care (PHC), a leading care, teaching and research organization and the provincial referral centre for Cardiac, HIV/AIDS and Renal Care. Driven by its vision of compassion and social justice, PHC is at the forefront of exceptional care and innovation. PHC is known for its ‘Centres of Excellence’ and recognized for a number of specialty programs and services across the continuum of care from acute to elder care.  With the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital, there exists a dynamic addiction research and education program that is host to the CIHR Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM) and a range of basic science, clinical, epidemiology and qualitative research activities funded by the US National Institute on Drug Abuse. Please see here for additional information: http://www.providencehealthcare.org/hospitals-residences/st-paul's-hospital

The recipient of the Endowed Chair in Addictions Research will be appointed as Assistant, Associate, or full Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University.  She or he will provide research leadership, promote interdisciplinary scholarship in addictions research and education, and will supervise graduate trainees. The candidate will be expected to teach 1.5 courses per year in the area of mental health and addictions.  

To apply for this position, candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and a brief descriptive statement (two pages) of research plans for the next five years. These materials, along with the names of six academic references should be submitted electronically to: fhs_recruit@sfu.ca

We will begin to review applications on December 30, 2015, but the position will remain open until filled.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.  Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected.  For further details of this policy see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html