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Health Economist

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Deadline: September 01, 2014  12:00:00 am

~~Health Economist

The Department of Community Health Sciences, in collaboration with the Institute for Public Health and the Svare Professorship in Health Economics at the University of Calgary, invite applications for a contingent-term full-time academic position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in Health Economics. The position offers the opportunity to pursue independent and collaborative research in Health Economics within a multidisciplinary environment that includes a new Institute for Public Heath and graduate training stream in Health Economics (both MSc and PhD). The candidate will work within a dynamic group of health economists who can provide strong mentorship.

Duties will include teaching, graduate student supervision, and the development of a research program in Health Economics, that considers the needs of local and provincial Health Care Decision makers, and ongoing opportunities within the University of Calgary Health Technology Assessment Unit, which may include health technology assessment or other policy responsive research. There will be significant protected time (at least 50%) for research. The preferred candidate will be expected to compete for operational research support from peer-reviewed agencies such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Applicants will have a PhD with training and a research focus in Health Economics with evidence of strong methodological and analysis skills. Candidates with strong records of successful collaboration with others in Health Economics and related health disciplines are encouraged to apply. Good communication skills and teaching skills are essential.

Calgary is a young, vibrant, rapidly growing, multicultural city of over 1,000,000 (population). It is one Canada's major corporate centers and situated near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise.

Increasing scholarly capacity will help the University of Calgary meet its strategic goal to become one of Canada's top -five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.' The Department of Community Health Sciences will be expected to have a central role in the University’s Research Plan, which includes relevant health related priorities and will have a lead role in meeting the Faculty’s commitment to broad engagement and community partnerships.

Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three references to:

Dr. Gordon Fick, Professor and Interim Head                Dr. Braden Manns
Department of Community Health Sciences                  Svare Chair in Health Economics

c/o Dr. Braden Manns
Foothills Medical Centre
Room C201A
1403 – 29th St NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9

Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.




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