[URBANTH-L]JOB: Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Urban Health, CUHI

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Thu Feb 3 11:08:04 EST 2005

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Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Urban Health

The Centre for Urban Health Initiatives (CUHI) at the University of Toronto
invites applications for a Post Doctoral Fellowship in the area of urban
health research.

Goal:  The Position will be available from Sept. 1, 2005.  The
Post-doctoral fellow will collaborate with faculty from the Centre for Urban
Initiatives in developing a research program for the fellowship and will
receive mentoring about research opportunities, publications and career

Opportunities exist for applicants working either within one of CUHI's three
research interest groups or at the interface of two or more of these groups.
CUHI's research interest groups (RIGs) include Food and Health, Physical
Environments and Health, and Neighbourhoods and Health.

We strongly encourage candidates to contact one or more of the Directors of
CUHI's research interest groups (identified below) to discuss their interest
in the post-doctoral fellowship and their proposed program of research.

 Dr. Sarah Wakefield, Food and Health RIG Director
 sarah.wakefield at utoronto.ca

 Dr. Miriam Diamond, Physical Environments and Health RIG Director
 miriam.diamond at utoronto.ca

 Dr. Jim Dunn - Neighbourhoods and Health RIG Director
 jim.dunn at utoronto.ca

The fellowship offers a salary of $36,000 and a research allowance of 2,000.
Fellowships are awarded for 1 year with possible renewal for a second year.

Eligibility:  A candidate must hold, or be at the final stages of completing
a PhD
in any field related to urban health from an accredited university.
Candidates with
more than five years of post-Ph.D research training by the competition
are not eligible to apply for this award.  Any interruption in a candidate's
post-Ph.D research training will be taken into account in determining
The Centre for Urban Health Initiatives and the University of Toronto are
committed to diversity within its community and especially welcome
from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with
disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may
contribute to the further
diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application Process: To apply for the fellowship, candidates should send:

- a 2- 3 page letter identifying their background and training, career
goals, areas of research interest and research skills and the   relevance to
CUHI's research interest areas, and personal goals and  expected outcomes
for the post-doctoral fellowship.  This letter must address the
candidate's interest in urban health issues as well as  CUHI's specific
topic areas.
- Project description or description of particular interest in CUHI's
research areas.
- A complete C.V.
- Include 2 reprints, manuscripts or brief sections of a doctoral
dissertation and publications that demonstrate writing ability and
analytical methods used in research.
- References - three written references, preferably from the most recent
research supervisors.  References should speak about the suitability of the
applicant for this program and in particular the relevance of the
applicant's interests in CUHI's research areas.
- Transcripts (including undergraduate work) - copies acceptable

The Centre for Urban Health Initiatives will begin assessing applications as
of March 15, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.  Faxes of
letters of recommendation are accepted at 416-946-0669, but must be followed
by hard copies.

For further information about the application or review process, contact:
Dr. Jennifer Butters, Director of Research, CUHI -
jenn.butters at utoronto.ca

Applications should be sent to: Dr. Jennifer Butters, Director of Research,
Centre for Urban Health Initiatives, University College, 15 King's College
Circle, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3H7

CUHI is funded by the Institute of Population and Public Health, as part of
a strategic initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to
create research development centres.  We would also like to acknowledge the
support of the Wellesley Central Health Corporation.

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