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Lecturer Health Studies - University of Toronto Scarborough

Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Deadline: November 30, 2013  11:59:00 pm

University of Toronto Scarborough

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time teaching-stream appointment in the field of Health Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer and will commence July 1, 2014.

We seek candidates with expertise in areas that address the complex interplay of both social and biological determinants of health. Specific focal areas may include: health policy and management, medical (biological and socio-cultural) anthropology, public health, global health, nutrition and health, medical geography, social epidemiology, medical sociology.

We seek individuals with a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and a demonstrated ability to create a stimulating learning environment that fosters the intellectual and academic ability of our students. Faculty in the teaching-stream focuses on the University's teaching mission. They are expected to combine their expertise in the discipline with best practices in teaching to create rich learning environments that embrace diversity, promote equity, and integrate research in a manner that challenges students to develop skills and ethics to be leading citizens. Further, faculty members in the teaching stream are encouraged to play important roles in curriculum development and program delivery. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience teaching large introductory foundation courses. Individuals who have developed linkages to local and provincial health based community initiatives are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a commitment to pedagogical innovation. The successful candidate also will be expected to perform professional and administrative activities typical of a department and/or university. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointments at the rank of Lecturer may be renewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer.

The University of Toronto Scarborough offers the opportunity to teach and live in one of the most attractive and diverse cities in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy). Questions about this position can be directed to All application materials should be submitted online.  The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to by the closing date, November 30, 2013.  It would be helpful if the referees could comment on the teaching ability of the applicant.

For more information about the University of Toronto Scarborough and its undergraduate programs in Health Studies, please visit our home page:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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