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Employment Opportunity

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair-
The Historical Dimensions of Women's Health

Competition Number: 17-4104
Appointment Type: Regular Full-time
Start: January 01, 2019 - This start date is pending approval of the CRC nomination by the CRC Secretariat.
Workload: 25% teaching
75% research
Employment Group: VIUFA
Position: 00207
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Vancouver Island University invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair with an outstanding and innovative record of research in the area of the Historical Dimensions of Women's Health, and may include work in Global Health, Community Health (including Indigenous Communities), and/or Disability Studies. Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are exceptional, emerging researchers acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to demonstrate world-class leadership.

As identified by VIU's Strategic Research Plan, an interdisciplinary collection of faculty are already focused on the issues of health and women's history; however, this Chair is to focus on the Historical Dimensions of Women's Health within these contexts to address vital information needs, while also providing the necessary catalyst for increased and ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations between faculties and with community partners. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate, and possibly graduate,programs at VIU through research and community engagement activities and through collaboration with the VIU Faculty of Arts and Humanities, with particular engagement with the Department of History.

The Chair in the Historical Dimensions of Women's Health will help to address VIU's academic and scholarly mandates through that individual's:

Demonstrated excellence in the fields of women's health, global health, community health, and/or disability studies;
Demonstrated excellence in, and commitment to, teaching of undergraduate, and possibly graduate, courses and other educational and scholarly activity;
Demonstrated research excellence with a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and external research funding;
Demonstrated research ability with a potential for developing new areas of collaborative research;
Demonstrated leadership skills, collaborative research, research network development, community consultation and involvement;
Demonstrated commitment to knowledge translation, including the use of creative tools of research dissemination, including social media, blogs, etc.;
Ability to provide leadership for research and scholarly activity within Arts and Humanities and Health and Human Services;
Ability to supervise and mentor students in research activities.

The Chair will have the academic qualifications to work with faculty from a range of disciplines within the university in order to advance a scholarly and teaching program that focuses on the history of women's health as a vehicle for enhancing women's health, global and/or community health, and/or disability studies. In achieving these goals, the Chair will help build relationships, solidify connections, and generate research partnerships that will contribute to meeting VIU's Academic and Research Plans.

It is envisioned that this Chair will also contribute to the development of VIU's Masters Degrees, as appropriate within the Academic Plan, and other inter- or multi-disciplinary initiatives at the undergraduate level.

For the complete nomination process and CRC eligibility requirements, applicants should review the CRC website
  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.
Required Qualifications: The Canada Research Chairs program expects the following of Tier 2 nominees: to be within 10 years of having received a PhD (or the highest degree in their discipline); 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 propose an original, innovative research program of high quality; and, as a chair holder, to have the potential to attract excellent students and future researchers as well as research funding. Candidates who are more than ten years from their doctorate may be considered through CRC's Tier 2 Justification Process if they experienced a career interruption due to parental, extended sick, or family care leave.

In addition to the CRC requirements, VIU is looking for the following: experience in teaching and supervising students; research activities using innovative programs and research methods; research network development; commitment to knowledge mobilization; and demonstrated leadership skills in developing solid working relationships with communities locally, regionally, and provincially.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous successful teaching at the post-secondary level and supervision of graduate students.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference
Two-page research plan including context, methodology, research users and communication and HQP training plan and bibliography (not included in 2 page limit)

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: November 02, 2017 - January 31, 2018
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.