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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Primary Healthcare Research

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Deadline: May 15, 2016  11:00:00 pm

Primary Healthcare Research
Discipline of Family Medicine/Faculty of Medicine

The Discipline of Family Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, is inviting applications for a tenure track faculty position in Primary Healthcare Research. This is an exciting period in primary care renewal in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Discipline of Family Medicine, through the Primary Healthcare Research Unit (PHRU), is seeking a researcher with expertise, training and experience in areas related to primary healthcare such as: aging/eldercare, chronic disease, lifestyle issues, complex patients, health equity and health services research. Experience in health economics will be considered a strong asset. The successful candidate will be expected to develop his/her own research program in these and other research areas related to primary healthcare. In addition, the person in this position will participate in service to the University, teaching within the Faculty of Medicine, and will serve as a resource in research methods (qualitative and quantitative) to the faculty members, residents and graduate students within the Discipline of Family Medicine.

The appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, and candidates must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree by the anticipated start date of the appointment. * Candidates holding an MD/MSc with appropriate experience and skills will also be considered; however, please note that this full time academic position does not include funding for clinical work. The ideal candidate will have an established primary healthcare research track record and experience working with health care providers and policy makers. A successful grant-writing track record will be considered an asset, and knowledge of the external research funding process in Canada is required.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. Further information about Memorial University, Faculty of Medicine, and the Primary Healthcare Research Unit can be found at:,, and

Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and goals, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three referees to:
Vice Dean, Administrative Head, c/o Joan Fillier, Secretary to the Vice Dean, Room M2M318C, Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John’s, NL, Canada, A1B 3V6.  Electronic submissions are preferable and can be submitted to  Please state reference number VPA-MEDI-2015-004.

Applications should be received in the Faculty of Medicine by May 15, 2016 for a proposed start date of September 1, 2016.

*See conditions in Article 11.04 of the Collective Agreement between the University and its Faculty Association.

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