Atlantic Canada Communities - Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

Saint Mary's University

Location: Nova Scotia
Date posted: 2013-07-04

Atlantic Canada Communities - Tier 2 Canada Research Chair
Saint Mary's University

Saint Mary's University invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities. Applicants must have demonstrated excellent research accomplishment in social/economic development, health and wellbeing, culture, history, aboriginal studies, or the natural environment and resources of Atlantic Canadians. The successful candidate will be nominated by the University to the Canada Research Chair Secretariat and, if approved, will be appointed as a regular faculty member to a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The Canada Research Chair (CRC) program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian Universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence in the global, knowledge-based economy ( Tier II Chair appointments are for exceptional emerging researchers acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field.

Depending upon the research area of the successful applicant, the nominee will be affiliated with a department and/or an interdisciplinary program within our Faculties of Arts, Commerce (i.e. the Sobey School of Business) or Science. The nominee's research area will be well aligned with our Major Research Theme "Atlantic Canada Communities" of the University's Strategic Research Plan ( The successful nominee will be affiliated with the Atlantic Canada Studies (ACS) Program at Saint Mary's. The ACS Program is one of the longest-established and most successful interdisciplinary programs in the country. The program offers undergraduate and graduate courses leading to the BA and MA degrees and draws its faculty from a dozen different university departments. He or she will have the opportunity to work very closely with our Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies. Since 1982, the GRI has been an active centre for the support, production and dissemination of leading research focused on the Atlantic Region and it has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with the CRC program.

Saint Mary's is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. The University has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with over 250 full-time faculty involved in innovative teaching, research and service. Interdisciplinary studies are a prominent feature and strength of the University.

Saint Mary's is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational and economic centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States. For information about the University please see our website at

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (all applicants should clearly indicate their status as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident). Saint Mary's University is committed to the principles of employment equity.

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of recent scholarly writing, graduate school transcripts, and names and contact information for three references. The Selection Committee will begin considering applications on September 15, 2013. Send applications by mail or email to:

Dr. J. Kevin Vessey
Associate Vice President Research
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, Canada


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