Tier 2 Canadian Research Chair in Gender, Justice and Development
Inviting applications for a Tier 2 Canadian Research Chair (CRC) in Gender, Justice and Development
The University of Guelph, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, is seeking applications or nominations for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Gender, Justice and Development at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The CRC program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster world-class research excellence in the global knowledge-based economy.
The successful candidate will develop a research program that focuses on women and girls as agents of social change in a global context, on the potential for investments in their rights and health, and on their contribution to and benefits from civil society. Drawing on existing university research strengths in the fields of food security, livelihoods, health and well-being, and poverty, as well as the College’s strong tradition of community engagement (www.theresearchshop.ca), the CRC will be a hub for the university’s existing research strengths in gender and development and a catalyst for enhancing a distinctive approach to social science research in gender and development that incorporates civil society organizations and community engagement.
The CRC is in keeping with the strategic research themes of the College and University in the areas of globalization and diversity, health and well-being, and public policy and governance. Furthermore, the University is in the process of developing a new School for Civil Society (www.schoolforcivilsociety.ca) in relation to these themes. Details about the College, its research strategy and faculty are available at www.uoguelph.ca/csahs/research. Information on the Canada Research Chair program is available at www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/.
Candidates must be exceptional emerging scholars with demonstrated potential for becoming world leaders in their research area. They should have a strong commitment toward interdisciplinary, community-engaged research, the ability to attract excellent graduate students, and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level. They should have a PhD obtained within the last 10 years and post-doctoral or equivalent experience. They will be an assistant or associate professor or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at these levels.
Disciplinary background is open but the successful candidate must be appointable within one of the College’s departments (Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology. See www.uoguelph.ca/csahs/college). The appointment will be tenure track at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with reduced teaching responsibility.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief (1-2) page five year research program plan, and a record of teaching effectiveness, along with the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of three referees to:
Dr. Belinda Leach
Associate Dean (Research)
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
Room 105, MacDonald Institute
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Or by email to email@example.com. Inquiries can be made by telephone to (519) 824 4120 extension 52699 or by fax to (519) 766 4797. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue until July 6 2012. Interviews are expected to be held in July and August.
The position is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality; offers will be made in accordance with the Canada Research Chairs program and the best fit with the College and University research strategies. The anticipated date of appointment is July 1 2013.
The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.