Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor in Qualitative Health Research Methods and Knowledge Synthesis

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Population Medicine

Date Posted: November 29, 2019
Deadline: January 29, 2020
Please reference AD #19-68

Position Description:

The Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level Qualitative Health Research Methods and Knowledge Synthesis.

Applicants will have a post-graduate degree, at the doctoral level (PhD or equivalent degree) in epidemiology, or a related field. A candidate with a DVM (or equivalent) is preferred. Applied teaching experience, and training in both qualitative research methods and knowledge synthesis (e.g. scoping reviews, systematic reviews & meta-analyses) is required.

The successful candidate will teach graduate courses in qualitative research methods and in knowledge synthesis (e.g. scoping reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses) to PhD, MSc, and MPH students. They will have demonstrated productivity or strong potential in research related to epidemiology, public health, animal health management or a related and applicable field. The successful candidate will use their strong communications and collaboration skills to develop networks across broad communities of experts, effectively collaborating with faculty from multiple disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a productive independent and collaborative research program in an area of department emphasis such as health management, epidemiology, public health, or one health and to generate research funds to support graduate student training to the MSc, PhD, and/or DVSc levels.

The Ontario Veterinary College (www.ovc.uoguelph.ca) is a founding college of the University of Guelph, which is Canada’s leading comprehensive university. The Department of Population Medicine is home to a diverse team of faculty members working in areas such as epidemiology, theriogenology, food animal health management (ruminant, swine, and poultry), public health, applied animal behaviour, and one health.

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin January 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) teaching dossier, and (4) a list and contact information for at least three references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:
Todd Duffield
Professor and Chair
Population Medicine
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: tduffiel@uoguelph.ca

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.