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Course:  EPID 803, Public Health System in Canada

The Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University is seeking a Term Adjunct to teach EPID 803: Public Health System in Canada, a mandatory course for MPH students and an elective course for MSc students.  This position is for a single term commencing in January 2021 and concluding in April 2021.

EPID 803 is a half credit, graduate course.  The class is scheduled weekly, for 3 consecutive hours, for the duration of the 12 week term.  The enrolment will be between 45 and 60 students. 

 

This course provides an overview of the public health system in Canada including the provision of health care services. The first section of the course describes how health services are financed, organized and delivered in Canada. The second section of the course shows how finances and legislation influence the development of health policy.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for generating a course syllabus, compiling and distributing course materials, instructing weekly classes, communicating effectively with students, providing on-campus office hours and working effectively with a Teaching Assistant to ensure a successful course delivery.  Instructor will be responsible for teaching 100% of the course.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Interested individuals are required to have a PhD in a Public Health-related discipline or a post-graduate degree with professional experience using applied research methods to conduct health program planning & evaluation and teaching experience in a related course.

 

Salary

In accordance with the Queen’s University Faculty Association collective agreement.

 

Application

It is asked that all interested and qualified candidates submit a complete and current curriculum vitae, a proposed course outline and the names and contact information for two referees who may be contacted.

 

Applicants are also invited to submit any other relevant material  (eg. teaching dossier).

 

Please email all documents to:

Dr. Duncan Hunter, Interim Department Head
c/o Nikki Remillard, Department and Financial Administrator
Department of Public Health Sciences
phsadmin@queensu.ca

 

Application deadline:  Monday, August 31, 2020

Queen’s University is committed to employment 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.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Course:  EPID 806, Applied Research Methods for Program Planning & Evaluation

The Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University is seeking a Term Adjunct to teach Applied Research Methods for Program Planning & Evaluation (EPID 806), a mandatory course for Master of Public (MPH) students and an elective course for Master of Science (MSc) students.  This position is for a single term commencing in January 2021 and concluding in April 2021.

 

EPID 806 is a half credit, graduate course.  The class is scheduled weekly, for 3 consecutive hours, for the duration of the 12 week term.  The enrolment will be between 45 and 60 students. 

 

This course provides an overview of health research methods and tools to assist students to complete the ‘Evidence to Action’ planning and evaluation cycle. Topics covered include: defining the issue, using surveillance data, engaging the community, conducting a stakeholder analysis, survey methods, handling qualitative data, building logic models, choosing indicators, communicating the results and taking action. Applicants are encouraged to review the Canadian National Collaborating Centre for Public Health (Methods & Tools) and to place their proposed syllabus within the framework of the Queen’s MPH Program learning outcomes.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for generating a course syllabus, compiling and distributing course materials, instructing weekly classes, communicating effectively with students, providing on-campus office hours and working effectively with a Teaching Assistant to ensure a successful course delivery.  Instructor will be responsible for teaching 100% of the course.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Interested individuals are required to have a PhD in a Public Health-related discipline or a post-graduate degree with professional experience using applied research methods to conduct health program planning & evaluation and teaching experience in a related course.

 

Salary

In accordance with the Queen’s University Faculty Association collective agreement.

 

Application

It is asked that all interested and qualified candidates submit a complete and current curriculum vitae, a proposed course outline and the names and contact information for two referees who may be contacted.

 

Applicants are also invited to submit any other relevant material (eg. teaching dossier).

 

Please email all documents to:

Dr. Duncan Hunter, Interim Department Head
c/o Nikki Remillard, Department and Financial Administrator
Department of Public Health Sciences
phsadmin@queensu.ca
 

Application deadline:  Monday, August 31, 2020

Queen’s University is committed to employment 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.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Course:  EPID 831 Chronic Disease Epidemiology

 

The Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University is seeking a Term Adjunct to teach Chronic Disease Epidemiology (EPID 831), an elective course for MPH and MSc students.  This position is for a single term commencing in January 2021 and concluding in April 2021.

 

EPID 831 is a half credit, graduate course.  The class is scheduled weekly, for 3 consecutive hours, for the duration of the 12 week term.  The enrolment will be up to 30 students. 

 

 

This course will provide an overview of the epidemiology of some of the leading non-infectious causes of morbidity and mortality in Canada and will highlight the key methodological considerations for the study of each disease or health problem. The first part of the course will describe the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Canada and worldwide, measurements of disease burden, classification of diseases, and methods of disease surveillance. The second part of the course will present the natural history, patterns of occurrence, personal and economic burden, social and physical determinants, and interventions for the prevention and/or management of selected types of these chronic diseases.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for generating a course syllabus, compiling and distributing course materials, instructing weekly classes, communicating effectively with students, providing on-campus office hours. Instructor will be responsible for teaching 100% of the course.

 

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

Interested individuals are required to have a PhD in a Public Health-related discipline or a post-graduate degree with professional experience using applied research methods to conduct health program planning & evaluation and teaching experience in a related course.

 

 

Teaching experience in public health at the post-secondary level is an asset.

 

 

Salary

 

In accordance with the Queen’s University Faculty Association collective agreement.

 

 

Application

 

It is asked that all interested and qualified candidates submit a current curriculum vitae, a proposed course outline and the names and contact information for two referees who may be contacted.

 

 

Applicants are also invited to submit any other relevant material (eg. teaching dossier).

 

 

Please email all documents to:

 

 

Dr. Duncan Hunter, Interim Department Head
c/o Nikki Remillard, Department and Financial Administrator
Department of Public Health Sciences
phsadmin@queensu.ca

 

 

Application deadline:  Monday, August 31, 2020

 

 

 

Queen’s University is committed to employment 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.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

 

Tenure Track Data Scientist/Biostatistician
Canadian Cancer Trials Group and Department of Public Health Sciences 

The Canadian Cancer Trials Group and the Department of Public Health Sciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University invite applications for a Tenure-track Data Scientist/Biostatistician at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a preferred starting date of September 1, 2020.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Data Sciences or equivalent degree completed by the start date of the appointment. They will be expected to have: 1) proficiency in statistical and computer programming; 2) experience with clinical studies that incorporate cancer biomarkers with an aim of developing precision therapy; and 3) the ability to design and analyze translational science or other types of studies which involve high dimensional data; 4) strong written and verbal communication skills; 5) potential to lead peer-reviewed externally funded research; and 6) a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with students and colleagues. This tenure track appointment is to the Department of Public Health Sciences but based in the Canadian Cancer Trials Group. 

The member’s workload will have 75% committed time to the Canadian Cancer Trials Group and 25% committed time for independent research, graduate teaching and supervision in the Department of Public Health Sciences. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Canadian Cancer Trials Group, a stimulating and supportive environment, is the centre of operations and statistical office for one of Canada's leading cancer research programs. It is also one of North America’s cancer cooperative groups associated with the U.S. National Clinical Trials Network. The successful candidate will join a team of senior biostatisticians who: 1) provide leadership and technical support for research involving data derived from tumor specimens and other biomarkers along with observational data; and 2) oversee, in collaboration with multidisciplinary study teams, statistical and design aspects of a portfolio of cancer clinical trials. 

The Department of Public Health Sciences offers 4 graduate teaching programs: a Master of Public Health, a Master of Science in Epidemiology, a Master of Science in Biostatistics and a Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences, including a specialization in Biostatistics, and contributes to undergraduate teaching in the Life Sciences and the Bachelor of Health Sciences Programs. The Department has strong programs of research in biostatistics, clinical trials, epidemiology, health services research and public health. There are many opportunities for collaboration within the department and with many academic units across the University.  

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long-term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children.  Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave.  In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives. 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete. 

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph); 
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);  
  • a statement of current and future research plans;  
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,  
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Nikki Remillard by email to anr@queensu.ca. 
  • The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Nikki Remillard at the above email address.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.  

The deadline for applications is July 21, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Dr. Duncan Hunter care of Nikki Remillard (anr@queensu.ca). Review of applications will begin in August 2020 and continue until the position is filled. 

Dr. Duncan Hunter  
Department of Public Health Sciences 
210 Carruthers Hall 
62 Fifth Field Company Lane 
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
CANADA K7L 3N6

TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITIONS 

The following Teaching Assistant (TA) positions are available for the Fall and Winter Terms 2020-21 in the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Rate of pay for these positions is $42.73 per hour and duration of work is 12 weeks.  Hours per week will be 4-8 unless otherwise noted.   TAs will be required to complete online AODA and Health and Safety training if you have not already done so.   You will be reimbursed for the time spent completing this training.

Note:  TA hours per week constitute time allowed to be spent on non-thesis work and so need to be considered in view of the 10 hours per week average allowed over the course of a year on non-thesis work.

Students should note that they are still expected to meet all milestones for their own MSc/MPH/PhD work if you receive a teaching assistantship.  The Department requires that you speak with your supervisor or program director (MPH Students) before accepting any TA position.

Students may apply for more than one position.  Please note order of preference in your application letter.

Interested graduate students should submit a copy of your Queen’s transcript, cv and a description of your academic accomplishments, relevant experience and course preferences to Nikki Remillard at phsadmin@queensu.ca by Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

 

FOR FALL TERM

1. EPID 401, Biostatistical Data Analysis for Life Sciences Students (undergraduate course)

Instructor: TBC

Duties will include: Leading labs (teaching SPSS) and lab data practices (SPSS based); holding weekly office hour; Meeting with course instructor; preparing lab notes and solutions to data practices; marking lab data practices (5 data practices); marking homework assignments (4 assignments).

2. EPID 801 Introduction to Epidemiology

Instructor: Dr. Kristan Aronson

The TAs will: 1) plan, prepare and lead tutorials and review  sessions; 2) support and encourage student participation in group discussions designed to reinforce understanding of the epidemiological concepts; and 3) mark assignments and exams, and 4) have office hours to provide assistance to students.

Prerequisites for this position:  successful completion of EPID 801 and EPID 804 (or equivalent).  Clear understanding and ability to communicate epidemiological concepts and applications and demonstrated ability to work well with others.

3. EPID 802 Foundations in Public Health

Instructor: Dr. Colleen Davison

The TA will be asked to take part in some of the weekly class sessions and will assist in marking and liaison with student small groups during the semester.

Prerequisites for this position: Successful completion of EPID 802. Strong communication and organizational skills.

4. EPID 805 Leading Evidence Informed Action

Instructor: Dr. Erica Weir

TA duties will include: Work with the professor responsible for the course to: 1) plan, prepare and co-ordinate group assignments and simulated Board of Health meeting; 2) support and encourage student participation in group discussions designed to reinforce understanding of the  concepts introduced during class and through readings; and 3) assist professor with managing the OnQ platform and marking assignments.  Details to be discussed with Erica Weir.

5. EPID 810 Controlled Clinical Trials

Instructor: Dr. Harriet Richardson

Working with the Professor, duties will include: 1) plan weekly sessions delivered on-line, including help with identification of course readings; 2) contribute to the development of critical questions for on-line group discussion; 3) participate in group discussions in class to support student learning, including the critical appraisal assignment, 4) midterm exam marking; 5) provide assistance/mentorship to student's working on their final protocol assignment.

Prerequisites for this position: successful completion of EPID 801, EPID 804 (or equivalent) and EPID 810. Clear understanding and ability to communicate clinical epidemiological concepts and applications and demonstrated ability to work well with others.

6. EPID 821 Introductory Biostatistics

Instructors: Dr. Paul Peng, Dr. Zihang Lu

TA Duties will include:  provide two hours of office time per week to assist students on an individual basis with biostatistics questions;  two hours per week on homework marking,  provide two hours per week to assist students during  SAS lab and two hours running a tutorial section of EPID 821.

Prerequisites for this position: successful completion of EPID 821 and EPID 822.

7. EPID 829 Foundations in Global Health

Instructor: Dr. Colleen Davison

The TA will be asked to take part in some of the weekly class sessions and will assist with marking and liaison with students. Co-teaching of a small component of the course could also be a possibility if of interest to the TA.  

8. EPID 837 Health Services Research

Instructor: Dr. Patti Groome

Working with the Professor, duties will include: 1) plan weekly sessions including help with identification of course readings; 2) develop reading content quizzes; 3) quiz marking; 4) presentation marking; 5) participate in group discussions in class to support student learning. The TA will have the option to lead one half-session for teaching experience.

Prerequisites for this position: EPID 801, EPID 804, EPID 821, EPID 822 and familiarity with ICES data holdings through thesis or work-related experience.

 

FOR WINTER TERM

1. EPID 803 Public Health System in Canada

Instructor:  TBC

TA Duties will include: Work with the professor responsible for the course: 1) plan, prepare and lead tutorials and review sessions; 2) support and encourage student participation in group discussions designed to reinforce understanding of the concepts introduced during class and through readings; and 3) mark assignments and exams, and have office hours to provide assistance to students).

No prerequisite classes required.

2. EPID 804 Intermediate Epidemiology

Instructor: Dr. Will King

Duties will include office time to assist students with questions, managing course web site, marking of assignments, one lecture and leading class breakout sessions, and sharing in the marking of mid-term exams and final papers.

Prerequisites for this position:  successful completion of EPID 801 and EPID 804.

3. EPID 806 Applied Research Methods for Program Planning and Evaluation

Instructor: TBD

Duties will include:  Work with the professor responsible for the course: 1) plan, prepare and lead tutorials and review sessions; 2) support and encourage student participation in group discussions designed to reinforce understanding of the concepts introduced during class and through readings; and 3) mark assignments and exams, and have office hours to provide assistance to students).

4. EPID 822 Intermediate Biostatistics

Instructors: Dr. Bingshu Chen, Dr. Paul Peng, Dr. Chris O’Callaghan

TA Duties will include: provide two hours of office time per week to assist students on an individual basis with biostatistics questions; two hours per week on marking homework assignments, two hours per week to assist students during SAS lab and two hours running a tutorial section 

Prerequisites for this position: successful completion of EPID 821 and EPID 822.