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Wilfrid Laurier University is a vibrant, medium-sized university in southern Ontario, Canada, with an established reputation and deep commitment to intellectual excellence. Laurier
seeks applicants for one Tier I Canada Research Chair and three Tier II Canada Research Chairs in the following areas. All three Tier II chairs will have the opportunity to be cross-
appointed to the School of International Policy and Governance, the Laurier academic unit of the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
Canada Research Chair in Water Science (Tier I):
The applicant for this position will have internationally recognized expertise and have
significantly contributed to the scientific knowledge base needed for informed and sustainable management of water resources in boreal and tundra ecosystems.
The Chair will help focus research programs in the Faculties of Arts and Science on common themes of water resources in northern ecosystems and will work with
a group of biologists, physical geographers and chemists at Laurier in an integrated water research program. Laurier is home to the Cold Regions Research Centre
and the Institute for Water Science and has recently signed a ten-year research and training agreement with the Government of the Northwest Territories.
Canada Research Chair in Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance (Tier II):
Based in the Department of
Political Science, the successful applicant will help integrate and focus research programs on federalism and multilevel governance as they relate to international
public policy, global social governance, or conflict and security. In particular, the CRC holder will undertake research that specifically addresses the issues of
countries with significant democratic and ethnic/linguistic/religious cleavages. The Chair is expected to strengthen the growing reputation of the university as
a major centre for the study of comparative federalism and multilevel governance in Canada and abroad and should have a proven ability to work with scholars,
government researchers, policy makers and NGOs in these areas.
Canada Research Chair in Public Health/Epidemiology (Tier II):
The Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education and the
Health Sciences program are seeking applicants for a Tier II CRC in the areas of health sciences, public health, epidemiology, and/or government public health
policy. The successful candidate will develop and expand research collaborations in areas such as health promotion and disease prevention; physiological, be-
havioural or social risk factors of chronic disease; program evaluation of health services targeting specific populations; and/or development, implementation, or
evaluation of public health policy.
Canada Research Chair in Financial Markets (Tier II):
Laurier’s School of Business & Economics is looking for an exceptional emerging
scholar who can support development of research in the areas of financial markets, market microstructure and regulation. In an era when securities markets around
the world are increasingly interlinked, Laurier recognizes the pressing need to better understand issues of market structure and securities regulation. The Chair will
develop a stream of research to provide information to governments on effective regulation in this period of rapid innovation in securities trading. The Chair will
also have the opportunity to build on expertise in the areas of central banking and international financial governance at the Centre for International Governance
Innovation (CIGI), a think-tank affiliated with the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Detailed descriptions of the positions and instructions for applying can be found at: http://info.wlu.ca/academic/postings. For first consideration, applications should be received by
February 28, 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Following the internal selection processes, nominees will be selected to apply to the competitive Canada Research Chair process. Tier I CRC nominees must be outstanding researchers
acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields and will be hired at the associate or full professor level. Tier I chairs are tenable for seven years and are renewable. Tier II
CRC nominees must be exceptional emerging scholars with the necessary qualifications, including a PhD within the past ten years, to be hired at the assistant or associate professor
level. Tier II CRCs are tenable for five years and are renewable once. For more information on the Canada Research Chairs program, please see http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/.
Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders
and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.
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