Northern Ontario School of Medicine searching for Chair in Aboriginal and Rural Health

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

JOB POSTING at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Competition Number: 2009-543-BH
Position Title: Chair in Aboriginal and Rural Health
Location: Sudbury or Thunder Bay
Term: 5 year renewable contract

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), in partnership with The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO) is inviting exceptional scholars to apply for the new position of Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Chair in Aboriginal and Rural Health at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The Faculty appointment will be a tenure track appointment at NOSM. The Chair appointment will be for a five year term and renewable.

Environment

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is a joint initiative between Lakehead and Laurentian Universities. With campuses in Thunder Bay and Sudbury, the School has multiple teaching and research campus sites distributed across Northern Ontario, in large and small communities. The School contributes to improving the health of people in Northern Ontario.

Responsibilities

The role of the Chair is to:

  1. Focus on the field of cardio and cerebrovascular disease (CCVD) in Aboriginal and rural communities, addressing scientific uncertainty and scientific advancement;
  2. Lead activities promoting knowledge transfer and exchange through initiatives such as provincial (and potentially national) meetings and forums;
  3. Integrate with other Aboriginal and Rural Research Units in Ontario and across Canada to establish virtual collaborative research networks;
  4. Support efforts to establish mentorship/networking vehicles within Ontario (and potentially Canada), as a means of building capacity in CCVD population health research; and, Undertake the responsibilities of a faculty member of NOSM with a reduced workload in the areas of teaching and service;
  5. Establish and nurture a collaborative research relationship with Aboriginal Organizations in Ontario. Devote at least 75% of time to heart or stroke research in aboriginal or rural populations.

The Chair shall provide leadership and promote a shared vision across a large geographic area with diverse user populations and have the ability to work consultatively and collaboratively with students, faculty, university and hospital administrators, government officials, Aboriginal Organizations, and the public. The Chair shall be located in one of the Academic Divisions in the School, Human Sciences, Medical Sciences or Clinical Sciences.

Competition Closing Date:
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled

Qualifications

The candidate must hold an MD and/or PhD degree and must satisfy the criteria for appointment to the Assistant or Associate Professor rank as found in the Collective Agreement. The successful candidate will have a full-time position at NOSM at the time of taking up the Chair or have an offer of a full-time tenure track appointment at NOSM. NOSM will consider applications from candidates at different career stages, but preference will be given to those at the Assistant or Associate Professor stage of their career.

For a more complete job posting and to view the relevant Collective Agreement Contract, please visit the: “Career Opportunities“ section of our website at http://www.nosm.ca.

Contact Information

Should you want to learn more about this unique leadership opportunity, please call Dr. Greg Ross, Associate Dean, Research at (705) 662-7216.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

A letter of application accompanied by a current curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references quoting competition number # 2009-543-BH to:

Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Attention: Human Resources
935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
Email: Human.Resources@normed.ca
Fax: (705) 671-3880

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine invites applications from all qualified individuals. NOSM is committed to equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. While all responses will be appreciated and handled with the strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.