Community Health - Assistant Professor: Limited Term Appointment
Wilfrid Laurier University
Brantford, Canada
5d ago

Position Summary :

The Brantford campus of Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a limited term appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Community Health, commencing January 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake teaching responsibilities in the Bachelor of Arts and Science program in the Department of Community Health.

Information about the BASc, as well as the Bachelor of Arts degrees offered by the Department of Community Health can be found at https : / / students.

wlu.ca / programs / human-and-social-sciences / community-health / index.html

In addition to courses in human anatomy and physiology, we seek candidates qualified to teach some combination of courses in pathophysiology, infection and immunity, genetics, nutrition and metabolism, biostatistics and / or other science courses offered within the BASc program.

This appointment is a Professional Teaching Position (PTP) which means the candidate will be expected to teach 3 classes per term, for 2 of 3 academic terms.

Applicants should have a PhD in Health or Medical Sciences, Kinesiology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Nursing, Human Kinetics, or a related field.

We seek candidates with teaching experience who demonstrate an interest in, or commitment to, traditional and innovative pedagogical approaches, and who have a strong background in teaching undergraduates.

Candidates who value social scientific and humanities perspectives regarding human health and who can teach, research, and collaborate within a multidisciplinary health context are particularly encouraged to apply.

A complete application package will include :

  • A letter of application describing the candidate's qualifications, academic subject matter expertise, and how their experience and qualifications align with the Community Health programs at Wilfrid Laurier University;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as course evaluations and / or a teaching dossier)
  • One scholarly publication
  • The names and contact information for three references.
  • Please address any questions to Dr. Katherine Rossiter, Coordinator, Department of Community Health, at .

    The deadline for receipt of all materials is October 27, 2021. All materials must be sent in electronically via the apply now button

    Applications can be addressed to Dr. Katherine Rossiter

    c / o Angela Jadric

    Please Note : Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applicants from qualified individuals of the equity-deserving groups.

    Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at indigenous wlu.

    ca. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact Equity and Accessibility at .

    Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity.

    Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Dr. Bruce McKay bmckay wlu.

    ca. Further information on the equity policy can be found at

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.

    Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter :

  • Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada

    Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching.

    To obtain a copy of this job description in accessible format, please contact Patricia Lovelock

    Laurier strives to make our application process accessible and provides accommodations for both applicants and employees as outlined in Policy 8.

    7. . If you require assistance applying for this position, to obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, or would like to discuss accessibility and accommodations during the recruitment process please contact plovelock wlu.ca.

    Members of the Community Health Appointments and Promotion Committee will be reviewing applications. Depending on the extent of travel and social-distancing restrictions, interviews may be conducted by video conferencing or in-person.

    Laurier Brantford and the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed.

    Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.

    All Laurier employees and students are required to comply with the University's Covid-19 mandatory vaccination policy. Prior to attending Laurier's campuses in-person, you must provide proof of your vaccination status.

    If you are not fully vaccinated and do not have an approved exemption based on medical / disability or religious beliefs / creed grounds, you will be expected to receive your second dose of the vaccine by no later than October 8, 2021.

    Prior to becoming fully vaccinated, you will be required to participate in and comply with the University's rapid testing program and follow all recommended additional health and safety protocols.

    Details about the mandatory vaccination requirements can be found on .

    Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

    Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier’s core values and central to the Laurier Strategy.

    Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities.

    Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.

    Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility.

    We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources.

    Contact information can be found at

    Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit for additional information and the online application system.

    All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.

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