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Position: Assistant Professor - Environmental Health
Institution: University of Toronto Scarborough
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Duties: The Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society (ICHS) at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Health. The appointment will be held jointly with ICHS (49%) and with the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences or the Department of Psychology depending on the area of expertise of the successful candidate (51%). The appointment will commence on July 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter
Requirements: Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Environmental Science, Epidemiology, Population and Public Health, or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in interdisciplinary research and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and expand our existing ICHS strengths, with a preference in health across life course or Indigenous health. Preference also for candidates with training in lab and/or clinical health sciences, expertise in quantitative methods, and/or experience as a postdoctoral scholar
   
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Return to the home page Printable Format Share Job Description - Assistant Professor - Environmental Health (1904369) Job Description Assistant Professor - Environmental Health - 1904369 Job Field: Tenure Stream Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Scarborough Department: UTSC: Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society Campus: Scarborough Job Posting: Nov 4, 2019 Job Closing: Jan 13, 2020, 11.59pm EST Description : The Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society (ICHS) at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Health. The appointment will be held jointly with ICHS (49%) and with the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences or the Department of Psychology depending on the area of expertise of the successful candidate (51%). The appointment will commence on July 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Environmental Science, Epidemiology, Population and Public Health, or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in interdisciplinary research and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and expand our existing ICHS strengths, with a preference in health across life course or Indigenous health. Preference also for candidates with training in lab and/or clinical health sciences, expertise in quantitative methods, and/or experience as a postdoctoral scholar. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent interdisciplinary research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. The successful candidate may teach an introductory undergraduate course in pathophysiology as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and the demonstrated ability to contribute to an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program as demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities documented in the submitted teaching materials, as well as strong letters of reference. Other teaching-related activities may include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or conference posters or presentations. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to) research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. ICHS is a growing academic unit whose faculty represent a wide range or disciplinary backgrounds and expertise (https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/ichs/). ICHS faculty have affiliations and research collaborations with many units at the University of Toronto, including the Department of Physical and Environmental Science, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, and the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in one of the tri-campus graduate units most relevant to their area of scholarship. The appointment is at University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive campus with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University of Toronto is ranked first in Canada and 11th in the world for research citations. As a growing three-campus university, we attract a diverse scholarly and collegial group of faculty from top universities around the world. The Greater Toronto Area offers exceptional cultural and demographic diversity. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent article-length publication; a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, or other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching related activities as listed above. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to the attention of Professor Jessica Fields, ICHS Director and Search Committee Chair, at ichs-ca@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date, January 13, 2020. All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 13, 2020, 11:59pm EST. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining application documents into one or two PDF or MS Word files. If you have any questions about this position, contact Jessica Fields, ICHS Director and Search Committee Chair, at ichs-director@utsc.utoronto.ca. 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 committee members 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 resident will be given priority. Diversity Statement 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. 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