Job Announcement: Assistant professor of biostatistics

Université de Montréal

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Assistant Professor of Biostatistics 
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine / School of Public Health

The Université de Montréal is the largest university in Quebec and its School of Public Health is one of Canada’s francophone centres of excellence in public health research and training. The Université de Montréal is a centre of excellence in artificial intelligence and big data. The School of Public Health (ESPUM) is the only Canadian institution that offers US-accredited training programs in both public health and health administration. The School of Public Health offers a biostatistics option in an MSc jointly led by the school and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics as well as the CEPH-accredited MPH. The multidisciplinary Department of Social and Preventive Medicine offers an MSc in Epidemiology and an MSc in Clinical Research (jointly offered with the Faculty of Medicine). The department trains public health professionals and researchers (MSc, PhD, and postdoctoral levels) as well as contributing to the training of physicians and other health professionals at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Our professors are associated with several dynamic and productive university research centres in Montreal and have extensive national and international collaborations. The department is now recruiting an assistant professor for a career in teaching and research in biostatistics.

As a professor, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the excellence of your department and the School of Public Health (ESPUM).

Through your teaching and your research activities, you will also ensure the visibility of your discipline in addition to actively participating in the operation of a renowned institution.

Your contributions will include:

  • Undergraduate and graduate teaching (the language of instruction is French).
  • Supervision and co-supervision of students within the research and professional streams of our Masters and PhD programs.
  • Development and implementation of a program of research in biostatistics; collaboration with researchers within the public health sector.
  • Contribution to the everyday functioning and administration of the department and the school.
  • Building of a national and international reputation.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need:

  • A PhD in biostatistics or statistics.
  • An ongoing or developing research program pertinent to public health.
  • 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 letter outlining your interests, career goals, and potential contributions, your resumé, a copy of your diplomas, and two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors to:

Dr Christina Zarowsky, Head of Department
a/s Ms. Agnes Chirinian
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine / ESPUM
University of Montreal
C.P. 6128, Succursale Centre-ville
Montreal, QC H3C 3J7
Fax : 514-343-5645 Email:

Additional information about the position

Reference number ESP-08-19_1
Application deadline October 15th, 2019
Salary Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits
Starting date  January 2020

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program, UdeM invites women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnical minorities, as well as persons with disabilities to send their application. We will–confidentially–adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who
request it. We also welcome applications from candidates of all orientations and sexual identities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

Université de Montréal’s application process allows all members of the Professor’s Assembly to review the application files submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application.


Monday, June 10, 2019

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