The Université de Montréal is francophone, Québec’s largest university, and a global centre of excellence in research and training in public health, including global health. Health promotion encompasses the combination of strategies aiming to influence determinants of health to enable individuals, groups and communities to increase control over their health through the improvement of their living conditions and ways of life. The ESPUM is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The Department of Social and Preventive Medicine offers training in research and professional programs in epidemiology, global health, bioethics, biostatistics, and health promotion. Our professors are affiliated with several research centres of excellence in Montreal and have numerous national and international collaborations. Professors working in the area of health promotion are internationally recognized for their research on:
Social inequalities and social determinants of health – the ways in which social categories shape health and risk factors for illness;
Urban environments and health – how built environments and local public policies influence population health;
Infancy (including the perinatal period), childhood and child development, recognized as a determinant of health throughout the lifecourse,
Evaluation of health promotion interventions, including processes and implementation, and their impacts on life settings and the health of populations.
As an assistant professor, you will have the opportunity to contribute to…
Teaching primarily at the master’s and doctoral levels
Supervision of master’s and doctoral students (thesis and professional)
The development and implementation of a programme of research in one of the 4 areas of concentration mentioned above
Collegial participation in the life of the department and the school, including in departmental activities and committees.
Outreach/engagement with the broader scientific and health promotion policy and practice communities.
To succeed in this role, you’ll need:
PhD in a discipline relevant to health promotion.
Experience in qualitative or mixed methods research in health promotion. Research experience related to public policy and health promotion an asset.
Experience and versatility in teaching and in multidisciplinary research a significant asset. The language of instruction is French.
An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.
How to submit your application
We invite you to submit a resume together with a letter of motivation describing your potential contribution to teaching in health promotion and to the development of the Department and the school to :
Doctor Christina Zarowsky, director
a/s Madame Agnès Chirinian
Département de médecine sociale et préventive, ESPUM
Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7
Fax : (514) 343-5645
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Two letters of recommendation should be sent separately directly to Dr Christina Zarowsky.
Additional information about the position
Reference number ESP 10-18/2
Application deadline Until December 14, 2018 inclusively
Salary Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits
Starting date June 1st 2019 or later