University of Alberta

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

Dean Of Science

Competition No.  -    A104839792
Closing Date  -    Sep 09, 2019

This opportunity is open only to current employees of the Faculty of Science of the University of Alberta.

The Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta plans to nominate one or more candidates for an open Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) position. We are seeking researchers who will advance the Faculty’s goals of diversity in our CRC cohort and faculty renewal in our strategic research areas. Specifically, preference will be given to applicants who are members of visible minorities or Indigenous persons.

The selected candidate(s) will be tenure-track or tenured Assistant or Associate Professors in the Faculty of Science. Tier 2 CRCs are intended for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field.  They are tenable for five years and are renewable once. Candidates must have been active researchers in their field for less than 10 years at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave) may have their eligibility for a Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For full program information, including details on eligibility criteria, please consult the University of Alberta CRC Coordinator or the Canada Research Chairs website: for full program information.

The University of Alberta recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

Consistent with the CRC Program’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (“EDI”) Practices ( and the University of Alberta’s EDI Action Plan ( the University encourages applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The successful applicant(s) will be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. Nominations are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat, and appointment as a Canada Research Chair is conditional upon their approval.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

How to Apply

1. All applicants to this job posting are required to self-identify using the following questionnaire

2. To apply, candidates should submit a current CV, including a one-page description of the proposed CRC Tier 2 research program via the email address listed below, by September 9, 2019.  Questions about this competition, should be sent electronically to Fred West, Vice Dean of Science at

Applicants who require an accessibility arrangement for their interview and/or subsequent recruitment meetings may contact Catherine Anley (Senior Consultant Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) at or 780-492-3020 to arrange appropriate accommodations.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of both ideas and the University to apply.

 Posted: August 7, 2019

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