The Faculty of Health Sciences is fully committed to McMaster University’s approach to ensure that the scholarship and scholarly work of the university support a commitment to inclusive excellence and create new opportunities to significantly increase the number of Black faculty members participating across all areas of the university.

A cohort hiring initiative will see up to 12 appointments of emerging and established academics and scholars who will contribute to the advancement of Black academic excellence across all six Faculties. The application information for these new positions has been posted.

At the Faculty of Health Sciences, the advertisement notes that the Faculty’s areas of priority include computational genomics, bioinformatics and immunometabolism; and clinical and/or population health research with a focus on understanding access to screening and health services for chronic diseases among marginalized populations in Canada and globally. The Faculty is also looking for a second person, an outstanding clinician in a non-tenure-track position who would focus on medical education and help lead the Department of Medicine’s efforts to increase equity and diversity.  

“This initiative is a key priority for both McMaster’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, as well as the Faculty’s Strategic Plan,” said Paul O’Byrne, dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Provost Susan Tighe said: “This strategic initiative accelerates McMaster’s efforts to recruit and retain a diverse group of excellent teachers and scholars.” 

More information is available on the Daily News web story.

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