Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Associate Professor
Discipline/Field: Global Health Policy
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: Global Health
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

The Global Health Program and the Faculty of Health, York University invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Global Health Policy at the rank of Associate Professor, to commence July 1, 2019.

Applicants must specialize in global health with a focus on areas such as global health governance, political economy approaches to health, comparative health systems and policy, social determinants of health, and/or coordination of global health and humanitarian assistance across national health systems. Expertise in global health architecture, human rights, health care ethics, or global health leadership is an asset. Applicants must have a completed PhD in Global Health Policy or a related field of social science or law with a strong global health governance, policy, politics and equity focus.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research, University teaching and graduate supervision. They will be expected to develop a productive, innovative and high-quality program of research to advance global health policy, governance or a related area. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching related to the position. Pedagogical innovation in areas such as experiential education, community-based learning, and technology enhanced learning is preferred.

The successful candidate will possess strong skills in building collaborative teams, communication, and project management. They must be open to and demonstrate the capacity to assume a major leadership role within the global health program, including course planning, student recruitment, and the mentorship of junior faculty. Therefore, administrative leadership experience in an academic setting is preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is rapidly expanding its role in global health. It offers the first dedicated global health program in Canada at the undergraduate level and is developing a highly distinctive interdisciplinary graduate program in global health. The University is home to the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, the Global Strategy Lab, and hosts the CIHR Institute for Population and Public Health.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: . Please select the 'Affirmative Action' tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 15, 2018. Applicants should send a covering letter specifying the position(s) for which they are applying, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research program goals, three relevant reprints, a teaching statement and teaching evaluations if available. Arrangements should be made for three signed confidential letters of reference to be submitted by this deadline to the same email and addressed to: Professor Beryl Pilkington, Chair, Global Health Search Committee, Faculty of Health, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3,


Posting End Date: November 15, 2018