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Director, Public Health Department

Category: Faculty

Concordia University of Edmonton is a community of learners engaged in a process of continuous and mutually supportive learning that recognizes the importance of academic knowledge, information literacy, understanding Indigenous peoples, international awareness, and wellness. Concordia’s Faculty of Science is seeking candidates for the position of Director, Public Health Department.

Concordia University of Edmonton is situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton’s historic Highlands neighborhood. Supporting a student body of approximately 2500, Concordia is known for its small class sizes and its excellence in teaching. Our small classes, and diverse student population, provide an excellent opportunity for engaging with students in a sustained and nurturing way unique within the Canadian University system. Concordia is also an institution that values research in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and management.

The Department of Public Health offers an after-degree program in Environmental Health, a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice and a series of graduate Certificates in Public Health (online delivery). The Bachelor of Environmental Health (after-degree), is an intensive 15-month program designed to prepare students for public and private sector careers as environmental public health professionals such as public health inspectors. The program incorporates classroom instruction, field experiences, mentoring opportunities, and a 12-week field experience or an applied research project completed in association with organizations from the public or private sector.

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, the Director provides a combination of administration and teaching duties for the department and students in both the Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree) and the Graduate Diplomas and Certificate programs.  As a member of the academic leadership team, the Director of Public Health is responsible for providing strategic and administrative leadership. Duties include providing on-going program management, maintaining proper program accreditations, coordinating and fostering linkages with professionals in environmental and public health, and developing and fostering new program initiatives.  As a Faculty member, the Director will be assigned teaching and service duties and be expected to undertake research and community service activities in the area of expertise.

A PhD in a health related field, with a background in Environmental Health is preferred. Research, teaching, writing and communication skills along with administrative experience are required. Innovation and program development experience would be an asset.

The successful candidate will be committed to building professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.

Interested individuals may contact Dr. Patrick Kamau at patrick.kamau@concordia.ab.ca.

All application packages should be directed to the Office of Human Resources, as specified below.

Closing Date: This position will remain open until it is filled with a suitable candidate. Concordia is an equal-opportunity employer.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application packages should include:

  • A cover letter (including a statement of citizenship/immigration status)
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of refereed publications;
  • Transcripts of all graduate-level courses;
  • A statement on teaching philosophy;
  • A statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions; and
  • Three confidential professional and/or post-secondary letters of reference forwarded to the following address under separate cover by the referees.

Human Resources

7128 Ada Boulevard

Edmonton, AB   T5B 4E4

E-mail: humanresources@concordia.ab.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.