Postdoctoral Fellow Position: Health Promotion and GLBTIQ Pathways to Health

This position is a full-time one-year or two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Dalhousie University’s Gender and Health Promotion Studies Unit (situated in the Health Promotion Division within the School of Health and Human Performance), commencing August 1, 2014 or as determined by the funding agency. Candidates should be eligible for funding through CIHR or another funding source. The successful candidate must secure external funding to hold this position.

The primary responsibilities include conducting health promotion research related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (GLBTIQ) health in collaboration with pride Health (a partnership of Capital Health and the IWK Health Centre). The successful candidate will maintain a vibrant program of funded health research and will contribute to the broader community. We seek a candidate with specializations in health promotion and/or public health as it relates to GLBTIQ health, health policy, and mitigating health inequalities, particularly among populations facing multiple intersecting challenges in meeting their health needs.

Priority will be given to candidates with background in a discipline related to health promotion, public health and/or social sciences. Candidates must have a completed Ph.D., an established record of independent, peer-reviewed research, and a strong commitment to innovation in teaching and learning. Postdoctoral research and teaching experience will be considered an asset, and experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and policy analysis for the health professions is preferred. The successful candidate must have a strong record of peer-reviewed research in topics related to health promotion and GLBTIQ health issues, such as public health policy analysis, health equity and access to health services.

The School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University is part of the Faculty of Health Professions, whose mission is to enhance health and social well-being through entry-level and advanced professional learning opportunities, practice innovation, and leadership in research and scholarship. In addition to the School of Health and Human Performance, the Faculty includes the Schools of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Health Administration, Human Communication Disorders, and Social Work, the College of Pharmacy, the QEII/Dalhousie School of Health Sciences and the Clinical Vision Science Program. The School of Health and Human Performance offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science and Master degrees in Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Recreation and Recreation Management.

This position is subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate should expect to live and work in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the duration of the fellowship.

Deadline: October 15. Reminder: Candidate must apply independently for funding but in coordination with the GAHPS Unit.

For more information please contact: Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan, Director, Gender and Health Promotion Studies Unit, School of Health & Human Performance, Dalhousie University,


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