Global Health within 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 scholarly activities in this area. The recently-established SPGH is an interdisciplinary institution that fosters high-impact research, education, and service in population and global health and promotes values of equity, diversity, and social justice. Global Health is a rapidly growing, dynamic program within the School.
Although the candidate is being recruited in Global Health, they will also be considered for membership or joint appointments within other divisions in the School of Population and Global Health as well as the Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP) in the Faculty of Medicine. The goals of the IHPP are to train more Indigenous health professionals and to teach all future health professionals about the health needs of Indigenous peoples.
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, preference will be given to candidates who identify as Indigenous from within Canada.
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 a particular focus on the study of health issues that are of concern to Indigenous peoples.
The candidate is expected to be actively involved in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission (research, teaching, mentorship and supervision of a diverse body of graduate students, and involvement in academic and administrative committees).
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Applicants require a relevant post-graduate degree (such as a PhD, MD, or equivalent) and expertise in Indigenous health. 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.
Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/career-opportunities
- a cover letter & curriculum vitae (as 1 pdf document) - statement of research AND - a statement of the candidate’s relationship to Indigenous communities and identities (as 1 pdf document); - the names and contact information of three referees
Internal Number: RL#: 18087P-181107/2
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