Call for Canada Research Chair in Children, Youth and Global Development

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The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Dalhousie University invites applications for a Tier I Canada Research Chair on “Children, Youth and Global Development.” The appointment will be at the rank of Professor and will be conditional on the successful applicant being approved as a Tier 1 Research Chair by the CRC secretariat, with an anticipated start date of 1 July 2014. The position is open with regard to disciplinary specialization, with a primary appointment in one of the Faculty’s Departments (Classics, English, French, German, History, International Development Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Russian Studies, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Spanish and Latin American Studies or Theatre). A research emphasis on the area of children, youth and conflict would be an asset. Dalhousie University has growing strength in the broad area of “Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts,” including researchers in the School of Social Work and the Faculty of Medicine as well as FASS. This strength is reflected, for example, in a new Network Centres of Excellence Knowledge Mobilization grant on Children in Challenging Contexts and the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies Child Soldiers/Conflict Affected Youth initiatives. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a strong research program of their own, and in so doing actively contribute to intra- and inter-faculty collaborations in this area of emphasis.

Candidates must have a PhD, an outstanding research profile, and an innovative and original research programme; a strong track-record of obtaining external funding; and the ability to work co-operatively, provide leadership in an interdisciplinary environment, develop multi-faceted research projects, and work with graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows. Although this is primarily a research appointment, the appointee will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level.

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Programme has been established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence and enhance their role as world-class centres of research excellence. More information about the Canada Research Chairs Programme is available at: http://www.chairs.gc.ca. Please note that the CRC nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

Dalhousie is the leading graduate and research university of Atlantic Canada, with more than 17,000 students from over 100 countries (more than 3500 in graduate programmes). It is located in Halifax — the major centre in the scenic Atlantic region and a city widely known for its high quality of life. Further information about the Faculty and the university can be obtained at http://www.dal.ca/fass. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women. Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a two-page summary of the candidate’s proposed research programme, a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, and three confidential letters of reference forwarded by the referees. All application materials should be sent in hard copy.

Deadline: 1 April 2013

Chair, CRC Tier 1 Appointments Committee
Office of the Dean
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Dalhousie University
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Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2
Fassdean@dal.ca