Institution (Location)
University of British Columbia-Okanaga
Start Date
July 1, 2016
Position Description

The School of Health and Exercise Sciences
at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan campus invites applications
for a faculty position in Health Promotion
at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin as early as July 1, 2016.


The School seeks
an individual with demonstrated expertise in health promotion as it pertains to
the individual, community, or population.
with research foci in health behaviour change, health psychology, and/or
knowledge translation are strongly encouraged to apply. Substantial experience
in community-based research with special populations will be considered an
The successful
candidate must
have a well-established academic record
of independent scholarship, including sustained high quality publications and
an externally funded research program. They must also be able to demonstrate
excellence in the mentorship of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and
junior faculty, as well as
the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and complement
and extend existing research activities both in the School and across the


UBC is consistently ranked among the
world’s top 40 universities, and the UBC system comprises two distinct and
autonomous campuses in the province of British Columbia—one in Vancouver one in
Kelowna. Situated in the Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of the
province, Kelowna is experiencing rapid growth and is considered one of the most
desirable regions to live in Canada. The School of Health and Exercise Sciences
was launched in July 2011 and currently has 18 faculty members, over 700
undergraduate students, and 40-50 graduate students. It offers undergraduate
concentrations in health promotion and clinical exercise physiology and
graduate training leading to M.Sc., M.A., and Ph.D degrees.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)


How to Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail
application materials to
[email protected].  Documents must be submitted in electronic
format as e-mail attachments.  Acceptable
formats include Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).


Application materials should include:


1.       Curriculum Vitae listing the following:

including post-doctoral research experience
employment experience including research and teaching experience
or prior grants or external funding awarded for research


2.       Letter of Application including:

program of research
of undergraduate and graduate teaching areas or courses in which you could
of teaching philosophy


3.       Names of three referees who are able to provide objective
evaluations and comments on your teaching and research excellence.


All positions are subject to budget
approval. Review of applications will begin on November 1
st, 2015
and continue until the position is filled.


For more information, applicants can
contact: Dr. Paul van Donkelaar, Committee Chair and Director, School of Health
and Exercise Sciences at
[email protected],  (250) 807-8858.


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is
strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We
especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women,
Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual
orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to
productively engage with diverse communities.


Canadians and permanent residents of Canada
will be given priority.


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Texas State University


UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Pediatrics

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA