The Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health (EBOH), McGill University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for a candidate with research expertise on the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases in Black populations. McGill’s EBOH department is part of the School of Population and Global Health, which is within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The EBOH department develops world-class research consistent with McGill’s international reputation as a top-ranked university.
The ideal candidate will have substantive research interests in the effects of behavioral, health care system, and environmental risk factors, including systemic racism, on population health and/or interventions to improve the health of geographically diverse Black populations. Competitive candidates will also possess demonstrated or strong potential for excellence in teaching.
Black participants are often under-represented in research studies, leading to a gap in knowledge in terms of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of non-communicable diseases. Moreover, systemic racism, in North America and globally, harms health through multiple adverse physical, social, and economic exposures that accumulate over the life course and across generations.
Effective research to improve knowledge of the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases in Black populations and address systemic inequalities will have substantial population health impact. McGill’s EBOH department has a strong substantive and methodological research program in epidemiology of non-communicable diseases, health inequalities, social determinants of health, and impact evaluation. The department is aiming to strengthen its expertise in the epidemiology of diseases in Black populations and the effects of systemic racism, providing natural connections to university-wide efforts to address the lasting effects of historic injustices that continue to challenge equal opportunities in Canada and beyond. This position will complement ongoing efforts to advance research on social determinants of health, which is a priority investment for McGill’s School of Population and Global Health.
This position is part of a multi-year interdisciplinary initiative designed to strengthen and support research innovation and excellence in African and Black Studies at McGill, while simultaneously addressing the under-representation of Black faculty in the tenure stream, as laid out in both the University and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Action Plans to Address Anti-Black Racism 2020-2025.
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