The McGill University School of Population & Global Health (SPGH) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Indigenous Health. The successful candidate will develop an independent research program focused on Indigenous Health and contribute to teaching and other scholarly activities in this area. The recently established SPGH is an interdisciplinary unit that fosters high-impact research, education, and service in population and global health and promotes values of equity, diversity, and social justice. The position will be in the SPGH, with assignment to the most appropriate department within the School based upon the candidate’s qualifications.
Although the candidate is being recruited in the SPGH, they may also hold affiliations with other units in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, including the Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP).
McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous Peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes, and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today. McGill University was founded in 1821 and is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and among the top three in Canada. McGill is located in Montreal (http://www.montrealinternational.com/en/), a diverse multiethnic city with a sparkling cultural life.
In accordance with McGill’s responsibilities in relation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and in response to commitments made in McGill’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education, candidates who identify as Indigenous from within Canada or the United States will be considered.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching, research, and service in the area of Indigenous Health. Fields of study and expertise include all those relevant to Indigenous Health, with application to Indigenous Peoples both locally and globally. The candidate is expected to be actively involved in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission, including research, teaching, mentorship and supervision of a diverse body of graduate students, and service to the scholarly and wider communities.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Applicants require a relevant post-graduate degree (such as a PhD, MD, or equivalent) and expertise in Indigenous Health. PhD candidates due to complete their degree by July 2021 are also eligible to apply. The successful candidate must have a record of achievements in practice and research in Indigenous contexts, including experience in application of ethical principles of research involving Indigenous Peoples and culturally-responsive engagement with Indigenous communities and/or organizations. Applicants must also demonstrate strong potential for undergraduate and graduate teaching in their areas of expertise.
Faculty/Department/Unit:Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Population and Global Health Employee Type: Tenure-Track (‘Academic Tenure Stream’)
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Job Status: Full-time
Posting Period: February 12, 2021 to May 14, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled or until July 1, 2021
The following supporting documents are required:
Cover letter and curriculum vitae
Statement of research
Statement of the candidate’s relationship to Indigenous communities and identities;
Names and contact information of three referees
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McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.
McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.
McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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