Geography/Public Health Sciences - Canada Research Chair Tier 2 (Climate Change and Environmental Health)

Queen's University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-05-10

Departments of Geography (Faculty of Arts and Science) and
Public Health Sciences (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Climate Change and Environmental Health

The Departments of Geography (Faculty of Arts and Science) and Public Health Sciences (formerly Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences) at QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY invite applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 under the theme of Climate Change and Environmental Health. The successful candidate should hold a PhD in the natural, health, or social sciences that allows the candidate to examine issues related to climate change, air/water quality, and, more broadly, environmental health. We are looking for an individual who will address and enhance our understanding of environmental change impacts on public and/or population health. The candidate will be expected to enhance, expand, and provide leadership in a dynamic research program of international reputation, leading to high-quality peer-reviewed publications and the mentorship and research supervision of graduate students. In addition, the candidate will also provide effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and make administrative contributions through service at the University, Faculty, and Departmental levels. Decisions will be made on the basis of demonstrated research excellence, complementarity of research interests with existing strengths, and potential for effective collegial service. This is a tenure-track or tenured position available at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Queen's University Strategic Research Plan identifies areas of emphasis at the university and can be found at

The Canada Research Chair program was established by the Canadian Federal Government to foster world-class research excellence at Canadian universities. The program's Terms of Reference for qualifications are online at The Canada Research Chairs program expects Tier 2 nominees: to be within 10 years of receiving their PhD; to be excellent emerging researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity; to have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; to be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality; and, as a chair holder, to have the potential to attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers. Appointment to this Canada Research Chair position is subject to review and final approval by the Canada Research Chair Secretariat.

Review of applications will begin July 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are asked to submit: a letter of application describing their research and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; three samples of the candidate's published work; and letters from three referees.

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either as PDFs or MSWord files). They may be sent by email to Paul Treitz, Head, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Science, Queen's University, in care of Joan Knox at

Applicants who are unable to submit their materials electronically may send hard copies by regular mail to: Dr. Paul Treitz, Head, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Science, Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D201, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6. Tel (613) 533-2903; Fax: (613) 533-6122.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. The academic staff at Queen's is governed by a collective agreement between Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at:


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