Director, Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health

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Western University

Western University invites applications for the position of Director, Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health ( This Program at Western is unique amongst North American Public Health Programs in providing an innovative case-based curriculum with a focus on teamwork, leadership, sustainability, and policy both in the Canadian context and globally. The current intensive one-year Masters in Public Health curriculum prepares tomorrow’s public health leaders through classroom experience, practicums and community-engaged learning facilitated by strong connections to local, national, and global public health organizations including the Middlesex-London Health Unit, Public Health Ontario, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Pan-American Health Organization, and the World Health Organization.

Position Profile: The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is seeking a new Director who has demonstrated innovative leadership in public health education, research, and practice, and who has strong connections to reputable public health organizations in Canada and/or internationally. The successful candidate must be experienced in developing, leading, and/or evaluating education programs, and in using experiential/case-based teaching methods both within and beyond the classroom. They will ensure that the program continues to meet international accreditation standards and will co-create and lead an ambitious and innovative plan for growth and expansion, aligned with its importance as a field of developing strength at Western. We are looking for a leader and advocate who can harness the interfaculty expertise at Western to attain these goals. The successful candidate will be appointed to a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or full Professor. The rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Master of Public Health Program and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the candidate will be encouraged and supported in establishing cross-appointments into other Faculties and Departments, as appropriate.

Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with 5-7 years of demonstrated experience in collaborative leadership, educational innovation and management. They must have a deep understanding of, and sensitivity to, current public health themes and challenges, both in the Canadian context (including Indigenous health) and globally. The candidate will also have demonstrated excellence in teaching and education of students at the graduate level and have a proven reputation for effective interpersonal, administrative and leadership skills. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent, with a highly accomplished track-record of excellence in public health education, research, and engaging with public health organizations. The candidate will provide evidence of research impact through publications and the establishment of a thriving externally-funded research program.

Compensation Details: The Director appointment is for a five-year period, with the possibility of renewal for one additional term pending review recommendation. The Associate Professor/Full Professor appointment is continuing. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The City: London, Ontario is Canada’s 10th largest city with a population of 420,000, a catchment area of 2.4 million, and is situated in southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit. The region has a strong sense of community and excellent primary and secondary school systems for residents with children. It is a safe and culturally diverse city. With parks, tree-lined streets and bicycle trails, London is known as the “Forest City”. London boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music, and sporting events. See to learn more.

The University: Western University is a research-intensive university with full-time enrolment of 34,000 students and a full range of academic and professional programs. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry provides an outstanding educational experience within a research-intensive environment where tomorrow’s physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health

To apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin in February 2024, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024, or as negotiated. The application should include:
a) a cover letter
b) a detailed Curriculum Vitae
c) a brief statement of collaborative leadership, research and teaching accomplishments
d) a vision statement for the MPH program, including a statement on commitment to EDID
e) the names and contact information of three referees and
f) the completed Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form to:

Dr. Susanne Schmid
Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Room 3735, Clinical Skills Building
Western University
London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5C1
[email protected]

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin in February, 2024.

Business Address: Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,;

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Selection Committee at 519-661-2111 ext. 88141.

Posted on the Faculty Relations website December 20, 2023
Posting number: 2023-077

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