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Canada 150 Research Chairs for Internationally Based Researchers and Scholars

University of Victoria

Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2Y2
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The University of Victoria consistently holds a place in the top 1% of universities worldwide (according to international Leiden University Rankings) and is the top‐ranked university in Canada for international collaboration. This large research footprint for its size stems from UVic’s ongoing investment and strategic concentration in key specialized research areas
The University of Victoria invites applications from outstanding scholars in the following research areas to submit expressions of interest to be nominated for the Canada 150 Research Chair program:
  • Data Science
  • Energy Systems
  • Indigenous Nationhood
  • Materials Science
  • Oceans and Climate
  • Performance and Cultural Studies
  • Translational Proteomics
To be eligible, scholars must currently be living and working outside of Canada. Expatriate Canadians wishing to relocate to Canada are welcome to apply.
The Chairs will be full‐time tenure or tenure‐track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. Appointments will be made to an appropriate academic department/school at UVic. Candidates will have a PhD or equivalent degree with significant relevant professional experience. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Successful nominees will have track records of outstanding academic achievements, evidenced by, for example: high impact publications, success in attracting peer‐reviewed research funding, proven excellence in teaching, major honours and awards, and/or demonstrated results in translational research activities.
Successful applicants would commence their appointments, at the latest, by December 2018.
Details of the Canada150 program are available at http://www.canada150.chairs‐
Scholars are invited to apply until 12pm PDT July 26th, 2017. UVic will begin the consideration of qualified applicants on July 19th. In special circumstances, submission of late expressions of interest consistent with the program’s registration deadline may also be considered.
Expressions of interest should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief description of current and future research interests related to one of the seven targeted research areas [250 words]. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for 8 international
experts who could serve as reviewers of their applications and who have no = potential conflict of interest.
The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the
Persons who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at (250) 721‐6143. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
The University of Victoria acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.
Please submit these documents to Applications will be assessed and forwarded to the relevant departments for consideration.
Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

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