Canada 150 Research Chairs

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada (CA)
Jul 13, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Trent University invites applications for the Canada 150 Research Chairs Program from exceptional internationally-based scholars and researchers, including Canadian expatriates, from across all disciplines.

One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Trent is consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues.

Successful candidates will be outstanding scholars with a world class reputation holding a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, with relevant professional designation or licensure. Researchers who are already at a Canadian institution are not eligible to apply as per the terms of reference for the Canada 150 Research Chairs Program. Candidates must also demonstrate a track record of excellence in maintaining an outstanding externally-funded research program and in teaching and training of highly qualified personnel as evidenced in an exceptional curriculum vitae and strong endorsement by referees of high international standing. Nominations are invited from all ranks and in any academic discipline.

Successful candidates will be appointed to a tenure stream or tenured positon at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor within a relevant department/school. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All applicants are subject to review by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat, and appointments are conditional on their approval. Trent University is dedicated to assist the selected candidate secure the research chair by providing any required support.

Applications must be submitted electronically to [email protected] on or before August 1, 2017. The following supporting documents are required:

  • A cover letter and up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • The names and complete contact information of three referees

Trent University is actively committed to creating 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 [email protected]. Additionally, the University recognizes the impact that legitimate career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement, and encourages candidates to explain the impact that have had on their record within their application.

Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham – Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA. The land on which Trent University is located is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe Mississauga adjacent to Haudenosaunee Territory and in the territory covered by Treaty 20 and the Williams Treaties.

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