Assistant Professor - Limited Term Appointment - Human Health and Disease

Date: Nov 11, 2021

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Science 

Department: Health Sciences 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 2883 

 

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF SCIENCE

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Assistant Professor – Limited Term Appointment 3 years  – Human Health and Disease

 

The Department of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a Limited Term Appointment in the Department of Health Sciences at the Assistant Professor rank beginning July 1, 2022, subject to budgetary approval.

The successful applicant will be an emerging scholar within the natural sciences with an emphasis on human health and disease. A particular focus in disease mechanisms, pathophysiology, and/or epigenetics is an asset. Applicants must have a PhD in a field related to health and disease - for example, physiology, biomedical sciences, and/or molecular biology. The ideal candidate will have a strong track-record of academic publications, can demonstrate potential to obtain research support from Tri-Agency and/or other sources, and can effectively communicate their ideal independent research program here at Laurier. Alignment of said research program with research within the health sciences is an asset.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of teaching, including evidence of course development in the health sciences. The successful applicant will have taught a course (or courses) related to human health and disease, with demonstrated effectiveness.  Of particular interest are courses taught within the fields of:  pathophysiology, systems-based anatomy, advanced human physiology, and courses in their area of specialization.  Finally, candidates that prioritize student mentorship, within the classroom or research setting, and have evidence for student supervision and mentorship will be given priority.  

The Department of Health Sciences is multidisciplinary in scope offering a broad range of courses that span the natural sciences, as well as courses that apply social science and health methods and theories to health issues. As such, we offer students a unique ‘cell to society’ approach to understanding the complexity of human health. The Department of Health Sciences values collegiality and a supportive work environment. Applicants are invited to learn more about the Department at https://wlu.ca/programs/science/undergraduate/health-sciences-bsc/index.html.

 

Applicants should submit: a curriculum vitae; a teaching dossier which includes a statement regarding teaching experience and interests, at least one course syllabus in a course related to human health and disease, evidence of course development in the health sciences, and evidence of effective teaching; a statement of current and prospective research interests; copies of three publications or preprints; and arrange to have the name of three academic referees sent to:

Dr. Robb Travers
Chair, Department of Health Sciences, Wilfrid Laurier University

c/o Emily Young – email: healthsciences@wlu.ca
Electronic submission of applications is preferred. Applications will be accepted until December 12, 2021, 11:59pm.

 

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 programming 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 careers.wlu.ca/content/How-to-Apply-/

 

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

 

Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to Dr. Anthony Clarke, Dean of Science ajclarke@wlu.ca. Further information on the equity policy can be found at https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.4-employment-equity.html.

 

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact hr@wlu.ca.

 

The Faculty of Science wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Department Appointments and Promotion 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. 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 Laurier's website.

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 careers.wlu.ca/content/How-to-apply/

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers 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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