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Assistant/Associate Professor in Implementation Science
Simon Fraser University

Date Posted Jan. 22, 2019
Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Implementation Science
University Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Department Faculty of Health Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date TBD
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Community Health
    Health Sciences - General

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at Simon Fraser University seeks applications from early and mid-career scientists or scientist-practitioners with an outstanding research record to be appointed as a tenure -track Assistant or Associate Professor in Implementation Science. We seek a scholar who has a PhD in a relevant field, and who has demonstrated strengths in combining theory and methods to study the implementation or scale-up of interventions or the adaptation of interventions among settings, regions, genders, or conditions to improve population and public health.

The ideal candidate has expertise in community-engaged or patient-oriented research across any of the research challenge areas ( in the Faculty of Health Sciences. These include Mental Health and Addictions; Infectious Diseases; Health Systems and Health Policy; Developmental Trajectories; Big Data and Social and Technological Innovation; and Planetary Change. Programs of research that attend to our core cross-cutting themes of global health, gender and social inequities, Indigenous health, and underserved communities will be prioritized.

The Faculty of Health Sciences was created in 2004 with a mission ( to improve the health of individuals and populations and to reduce health inequities through excellence in interdisciplinary research and education, in partnership with local, national and global communities and with a commitment to social justice. The successful candidate will join a diverse and dynamic team of more than 50 multi-disciplinary faculty members and will have the opportunity to engage with and teach outstanding students in the PhD, MSc, MPH, and BA/BSc programs. FHS maintains collaborative agreements and partnerships with the BC government, regional health authorities, research centres, and provincial, national and international agencies. Our community engaged work is exciting and at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary work in health. The faculty includes three Canada Research Chairs, five Endowed Chairs, and eight additional faculty members with external salary awards.

To apply for this position, please submit a full curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a brief statement of research plans for the next 5 years (two page maximum), a teaching and graduate student mentorship/supervision statement (one page maximum), and the names and contact details of three academic and one non-academic references. The teaching requirement for this position is three courses per year, thus the teaching statement must detail teaching experience and interests and identify undergraduate and/or graduate courses of teaching interest with reference to the existing FHS course offerings. Please also outline any contributions to academic life in the form of service. These materials should be submitted electronically to:

The search committee will begin to review submitted applications on March 1, 2019, however, the position will remain open until filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

  • SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

    Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice:

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Contact Information

  • Blusson Hall, Room 11300
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
  • 778-782-4821


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