Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the
province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educa-
tion and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse
undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 18,000 students, Memo-
rial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in
St. John’s, a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural
life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. With over 185
regular faculty members in 16 academic departments and a wide variety
of interdisciplinary major, minor and diploma programs, the Faculty of
Arts offers breadth, depth and diversity. Counting around 5000 students
with declared majors or minors, and with strong graduate programs, the
Faculty is committed to providing solid teaching and research support
to new appointees. The Faculty of Arts houses, among other units, the
Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), ISER Books and the Digital
Research Centre for Qualitative Fieldwork. It is also home to outstanding
archival collections, including the Maritime History Archive, the Folklore
and Language Archive and the Native Language Archive. Memorial’s
Queen Elizabeth II Library has excellent holdings with the most extensive
collection of journals in the region. Please see http://www.mun.ca/arts/.
(Position #: VPA-ARTO-2010-001)
Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Culture Change in Rapidly Developing Modern Societies
Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for the
Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Culture Change in Rapidly Developing
Modern Societies. The Chairholder will be appointed to a tenure-track
position at the Associate Professor rank in a relevant department
within the Faculty of Arts. The Jarislowsky Chair will be held for an
initial five-year term and may be renewed. We seek candidates with
a demonstrated capacity for excellence in research and teaching, and
who are becoming internationally recognized in their field. The successful candidate will possess the experience or potential for creating
a dynamic research program that includes graduate recruitment and
supervision. The Chairholder will be expected to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching, and provide leadership in advancing
research in the areas of culture change and immigration, and develop
strong government and community partnerships with academic
institutions in this field.
The Jarislowsky Foundation has established 20 different research and
teaching chairs at universities across Canada. The Jarislowsky Chair at
Memorial University was created to fund and promote research in the
areas of global and local cultures, immigration, diasporas, demograph-
ic change, cultural change and strategies for immigrant retention and
integration. The Chair will be supported by the Jarislowsky Founda-
tion Culture Change Endowment fund and by an Advisory Committee
composed of faculty members from Memorial and other universities,
the Jarislowsky Foundation board, and other funding partners.
This tenure-track position will normally commence July 1, 2011. Ap-
plicants should submit a full curriculum vitae, a detailed statement
of present and future research interests, a one-page synopsis of their
vision for the Jarislowsky Chair, copies of their three most important
writings and a teaching dossier. In addition, three confidential letters
of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. The closing
date for all materials is January 14, 2011 and they should be directed
to : Dr. Noel Roy, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Memorial University, St.
John’s, NL, A1C 5S7, Canada (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
NOTE: Applications should quote the position number as listed.
Applicants can learn about the Faculty of Arts at
www.mun.ca/arts/about or www.mun.ca.
Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encour-
ages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities,
aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates
are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority.