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Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Evidence-Informed Health Policy, Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 31849
Location: Foothills Campus
Updated May 15, 2024

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The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Description

The Department of Community Health Sciences and O’Brien Institute for Public Health (OIPH), in the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM), University of Calgary (UCalgary), invite applications for an appointment with Tenure at the Professor level. The selected candidate will be nominated for a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Evidence-Informed Health Policy. Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website (https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx) including eligibility criteria.

This position provides an opportunity for an outstanding researcher to continue to grow an active research program in health policy broadly conceived. Established researchers with strong track records in health policy or an applied focus in health in all policies, including in public health, health services, population health, or another field within health sciences are encouraged to apply. Start-up funds will provide the Chair with resources to successfully leverage and galvanize existing initiatives at the University of Calgary.

Qualifications include a PhD, MD/PhD, JD, or equivalent and at least seven years as an independent investigator. Applicants must present evidence of an established, externally funded (at the level of Canadian Tri-Council or equivalent peer-reviewed National/International organization) research program focused on health policy, and a strong publication record that reflects their experience in policy research. Evidence of successful teaching and/or graduate supervision, National/International research collaborations, and experience creating and leading interdisciplinary teams are all required. The applicant’s track record must reflect excellence as expected given their current rank.  

The successful CRC candidate will lead a health policy research program out of the CSM Department of Community Health Sciences and the Centre for Health Policy in the OIPH. Engaging closely with colleagues in the Department and Centre, they will benefit from and contribute to a growing community of health policy scientists at UCalgary. 

The OIPH's broader mission is to advance public health through research excellence. The recently formed Centre for Health Policy brings together a geographically dispersed and methodologically diverse team of experts focused on developing the policy options necessary to improve health systems and population health. The Centre’s approach to applied policy research reflects University-wide strategy, as well as the CSM’s commitment to transdisciplinary scholarship. The successful candidate will be collaborating with researchers from across not just the CSM but the UCalgary campus to develop the strong working relationships with colleagues, policymakers and community members that underpin successful policy. Specific partners here are likely to include various CSM institutes and the UCalgary School of Public Policy which has developed specific collaborative and engagement arrangements with the Centre. Connections into and collaborative potential with these and other UCalgary units will be central to the successful candidate’s research program and the production of viable evidence-informed policy options that shape health systems and population health across Alberta and Canada. 

The University of Calgary adheres to the principles of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and strives to evaluate research impact responsibly and inclusively by explicitly considering discipline-appropriate methods for demonstrating the quality, significance, and societal impact of a broad range of research contributions.

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the ‘Apply Now’ link. 

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):

•    Cover letter
•    Curriculum vitae
•    Research interest statement, specifically including the proposed area(s) of study (not to exceed 2 pages)
•    Leadership statement (not to exceed 1 page)
•    Equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility statement (not to exceed 1 page)
•    The names and contact information for three (3) referees. Reference letters will not be required unless the applicant is short-listed for a visit/interview.

For more information please contact:

Kirsten Fiest, PhD
Scientific Director, O’Brien Institute for Public Health
[email protected]

Posting Date: May 15, 2024
Closing Date: June 21, 2024

 

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

For a listing of all academic opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine, click here.

About the University of Calgary

UCalgary is Canada’s entrepreneurial university, located in Canada’s most enterprising city. It is a top research university and one of the highest-ranked universities of its age. Founded in 1966, its 36,000 students experience an innovative learning environment, made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. It is Canada’s leader in the creation of start-ups. Start something today at the University of Calgary. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.  

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