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Vancouver Island University

Published on November 8, 2017


This Tier 2 Canada Research Chair will have an outstanding and innovative record of research in the area of the Historical Dimensions of Women's Health, and may include work in Global Health, Community Health (including Indigenous Communities), and/or Disability Studies.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are exceptional, emerging researchers acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to demonstrate world-class leadership. As identified by VIU's Strategic Research Plan, an interdisciplinary collection of faculty are already focused on the issues of health and women's history; however, …this Chair is to focus on the Historical Dimensions of Women's Health within these contexts to address vital information needs, while also providing the necessary catalyst for increased and ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations between faculties and with community partners.

The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate, and possibly graduate programs at VIU through research and community engagement activities and through collaboration with the VIU Faculty of Arts and Humanities, with particular engagement with the Department of History. The Chair in the Historical Dimensions of Women's Health will help to address VIU's academic and scholarly mandates through that individual's:

* Demonstrated excellence in the fields of women's health, global health, community health, and/or disability studies;

* Demonstrated excellence in, and commitment to, teaching of undergraduate, and possibly graduate, courses and other educational and scholarly activity;

* Demonstrated research excellence with a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and external research funding;

* Demonstrated research ability with a potential for developing new areas of collaborative research;

* Demonstrated leadership skills, collaborative research, research network development, community consultation and involvement;

* Demonstrated commitment to knowledge translation, including the use of creative tools of research dissemination, including social media, blogs, etc.;

* Ability to provide leadership for research and scholarly activity within Arts and Humanities and Health and Human Services;

* Ability to supervise and mentor students in research activities.

The Chair will have the academic qualifications to work with faculty from a range of disciplines within the university in order to advance a scholarly and teaching program that focuses on the history of women's health as a vehicle for enhancing women's health, global and/or community health, and/or disability studies. In achieving these goals, the Chair will help build relationships, solidify connections, and generate research partnerships that will contribute to meeting VIU's Academic and Research Plans.

It is envisioned that this Chair will also contribute to the development of VIU's Masters Degrees, as appropriate within the Academic Plan, and other inter- or multi-disciplinary initiatives at the undergraduate level.

The Canada Research Chairs program expects the following of Tier 2 nominees:

* to be within 10 years of having received a PhD or the highest degree in their discipline (Candidates who are more than ten years from their doctorate may be considered through CRC's Tier 2 Justification Process if they experienced a career interruption due to parental, extended sick, or family care leave);

* to be excellent emerging researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity;

* to have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years;

* to propose an original, innovative research program of high quality; and,

* to have the potential to attract excellent students and future researchers as well as research funding.

For the complete nomination process and CRC eligibility requirements, applicants should review the CRC website. In addition to the CRC requirements, VIU is looking for the following:

* experience in teaching and supervising students research activities using innovative programs and research methods;

* research network development;

* commitment to knowledge mobilization; and

* demonstrated leadership skills in developing solid working relationships with communities locally, regionally, and provincially.

View the full position profile and apply online by January 31, 2018 (17-4104)

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. VIU embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.

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