[Iag-list] Health Geography position, Toronto

Lisel O'Dwyer lisel.odwyer at flinders.edu.au
Tue Oct 25 13:02:20 AEDT 2016


The Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Health Geography at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field by the time of appointment or soon thereafter and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research.

The Department seeks to hire a candidate with a research and teaching program focused in Health Geography with expertise in some combination of the following: access to health care services; determinants of health; infectious disease transmission; health of marginalized populations including Aboriginal, immigrant or low-income populations; health and health care in the developing world; and environment and health. Expertise in quantitative methods and GIS will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a combination of the department’s core Human Geography courses, which may include some combination of social geography, urban geography, and research methods. There is also an opportunity for the successful candidate to teach courses in their specialty area.

Candidates are expected to combine excellence in teaching with a demonstrated capacity to build a successful, externally funded research program that will expand and complement our current research strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a combination of core courses in Human Geography, which may include social geography, urban geography, research methods, and the candidate’s area of specialization. Evidence of, or excellence in, teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research is demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees.

The appointment will be at UTM, which has a strong interdisciplinary commitment to teaching and research, a multicultural student body of 12,000 students, and a modern, spacious campus, where the appointee will be expected to develop an externally funded research program. The successful candidate will also hold a graduate faculty appointment in the tri-campus Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto, a department with strengths and interdisciplinary linkages in physical and human geography and the environment. Active participation in the UTM Geography and Environment undergraduate programs, as well as in the graduate program of the Department of Geography and Planning is expected.   Additional information on the Department can be obtained online at www.utm.utoronto.ca/geography.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, up to 3 representative publications, and materials supporting evidence of teaching quality and experience.

All materials must be received by November 11, 2016 (no email applications will be accepted). Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Kathi Wilson, at chair.utm.geography at utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS word files in the following format:
1. Letter, CV and research & teaching statements
2. Publications

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Department via email geography.utm at utoronto.ca by the closing date.

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.

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


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