The School for the Study of Canada at Trent University invites
applications from qualified candidates for a Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the Study of Northern Canada. A successful candidate will necessarily be an interdisciplinary scholar, whose
orientation, methods, and interests are based in the humanities
and/or social sciences. Research focus of the successful candidate may be in any area of the study of the Canadian North, which
is understood broadly. A demonstrated interest in and record of
publication with respect to issues relevant to northern communities, social justice and social policy is of particular interest.
The successful candidate will be expected to currently hold (or
be eligible to be appointed to) a tenured position at the rank of
Full Professor. A substantial resume of scholarly publication, an
ongoing program of research, a background of excellence in
teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a successful record of MA and PhD supervision is required.
The appointed CRC will be housed in the School for the Study
of Canada, a recently-created unit at Trent University that comprises the undergraduate program in Canadian Studies; the Frost
Centre MA in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies; and the
Frost Center joint Trent-Carleton PhD in Canadian Studies. The
School is supported by ample endowments and has a tradition
of research activity associated with its predecessor, the Frost
Center for Canadian and Indigenous Studies. The appointed CRC
will be expected to stimulate interdisciplinary research initiatives
within the School, foster collaboration among its components,
and develop the study of the Canadian North throughout the
University and in wider national and international spheres.
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field
• be recognized as an outstanding and innovative world-
class research leader whose accomplishments have made
a major international impact in the field;
• have a superior record of obtaining competitive external
research funding and attracting and supervising graduate
students and postdoctoral fellows;
• as a chairholder, be expected to develop collaborative
programs of research involving faculty, graduate students,
postdoctoral fellows from across the entire University and,
where appropriate, from outside Trent University; and
• be proposing an original, innovative research program of
the highest quality.
About the Canada Research Chairs Program
The Canada Research Chairs program forms part of a national
strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in
research and development and to attract and retain some of the
world’s most accomplished and promising minds. The Canada
Research Chairs Program is committed to excellence in research
and research training, and to ensuring equal access to opportuni-
ties for all qualified candidates. Sound equity practices ensure
that the Chairs program accesses the largest possible pool of
qualified candidates. The Chairs program is committed to the fed-
eral government’s policies on non-discrimination and employment
equity. Consult the Canada Research Chairs website at http://
www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca for further details and full program infor-
mation, including eligibility criteria.
Obtaining the Tier I Canada Research Chair
The appointment is contingent on successful application to the
Canada Research Chairs program ( http://www.chairs-chaires.
Applications should consist of a signed letter of application; a
curriculum vitae; a copy of three of the applicant’s most influential
publications; and a comprehensive Canada Research Chair vision
statement of no longer than 10 pages that includes a specific,
personal research plan, a statement of research contributions,
including mentoring faculty and graduate students, a plan for
developing or fostering research across boundaries and/or disciplinary strengths, and a plan for the development of externally
funded large-scale strategic research projects and/or other programs appropriate to the field. Applications should also include
a list of three referees who may be contacted later in the process
with the candidate’s permission.
Applications should be compiled into a single PDF and emailed
to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is
December 1, 2016.
For more information about Trent University applicants are invited
to visit www.trentu.ca.
Trent University is actively committed a diverse and inclusive
campus community and encourages applications from all qualified
candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants
with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible
version of a document/publication, please contact cgates@trentu.
ca. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply however,
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
SSHRC Tier I Canada Research Chair in the Study of Northern Canada