Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Canada Research Chair, Tier 1 in Feminist Studies and Social Practice

College: College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Department: One of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition; Geography, Environment and Geomatics; Political Science; Psychology; or Sociology and Anthropology

Date Posted: January 8, 2020
Deadline: February 24, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #20-02

Position Description:

The College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS), University of Guelph, is seeking applications for a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Feminist Studies and Social Practice.

This will be an internal search. Candidates must be tenured faculty members at the University of Guelph, appointable in a department in the College of Social Applied Human Sciences: Family Relations and Applied Nutrition; Geography, Environment and Geomatics; Political Science; Psychology; or Sociology and Anthropology. Tenured faculty members from other Colleges are eligible to apply and will be given full consideration by the Search Committee, but the final decision to appoint a member from outside of CSAHS will be subject to Article 24.1 in the collective agreement, including consent by the respective Deans and Provost. The appointment will be tenured at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with reduced teaching responsibilities. Tier 1 CRC appointments are tenable for seven years and can be renewed once.

Candidates for this Chair should be mid-career or senior researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their field. They should have superior and consistent track records in securing research funds, attracting and supervising excellent graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and have original research programs of the highest quality in theoretically rigorous and methodologically innovative scholarship relating to interdisciplinary feminist studies, critical theory, and social practice. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to lead an interdisciplinary research program, expanding the University’s capacity to advance innovative social justice-oriented research methods to tackle pressing social problems, and to stimulate interdisciplinary examination and critical theorization of social practice and its relationship to policy, programs and transformational change.

The investment in a Tier 1 CRC in this area is critical to furthering CSAHS’s goal to be an international leader in disciplinary, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and engaged teaching and research that contributes to meaningful change in our communities and our world. This Chair-holder will connect with and coalesce the path-breaking work of The Community-Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI), Re•Vision: the Centre for Art and Social Justice, and the Live Work Well Research Centre to accomplish the following: 1) establish an internationally recognized research program that engages deeply with feminist and related critical theory while innovating research methods for social and cultural transformation; and 2) apply these methodologies and outputs to improve social practices, accessibility and experiences in diverse sectors including health, education, business, social services, and the arts.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. In order to fulfil the University of Guelph’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Requirements by the CRC Secretariat, this position is open only to individuals who identify with at least one or more of four designated underrepresented groups (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and members of visible minorities/racialized groups). To be considered an eligible applicant, self-identification data must be provided in the cover letter of the application and/or through the confidential Applicant Tracking Questionnaire. Learn more about the University’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan for the CRC Program. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Final appointment will be subject to successful nomination to the CRC program. Review of applications and nominations will begin on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 and will continue until this position is filled.

Application Process

Applicants should send the following: (1) a lifetime CV; (2) a five-page description of the seven-year research agenda to be proposed for the CRC application; (3) full contact information for three academic references. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Clare MacMartin
Chair, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
University of Guelph Guelph, ON N1G 2W1 Attention: Cathy Walsh Email: frandept@uoguelph.ca

Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

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