Multiple Disciplines - Canada 150 Research Chairs
University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba

The University of Manitoba is seeking applicants who currently hold academic/research appointments outside of Canada to be nominated for Canada 150 Research Chairs (3-6 positions) in areas of research highlighted in the University of Manitoba's Strategic Research Plan. The Government of Canada has established the Canada 150 Research Chairs program to enable Canadian universities to foster world-class research excellence. Founded in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, the program provides Canadian institutions with a one-time investment to attract top-tier, internationally-based scholars and researchers to Canada.

All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the Canada 150 Research Chairs Secretariat. If successful at obtaining a Canada 150 Research Chair, the candidate will be appointed to a full-time tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, beginning April, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates interested in this position must contact an appropriate Dean of the Faculty where the selected candidate could be appointed based on their expertise. Faculty list is accessible on our website ( Interested candidates can also contact the Chair of the Search Committee for assistance in identifying an appropriate Faculty Dean.

The successful candidate will have a PhD, MD or an appropriate disciplinary terminal degree, a highly productive track record of research accomplishments, a dedicated commitment to the mentorship of undergraduate, graduate and/or postdoctoral level trainees and the ability to foster research collaborations. The selected candidate must compete successfully for the Canada 150 Research Chair award that supports the position. This requires applicants to be exceptional scholars who will enhance Canada's reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence. During the seven year term of the Canada 150 Chairs, the selected candidates will have 50% of the normal teaching load in the unit to which they will be appointed.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents and members of the above-noted groups will be given priority.

Note that application materials may be shared with participating members of the search process. All materials, including reference letters, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter highlighting the major research accomplishments of the applicant and describing how these accomplishments and proposed research plan fits with the University of Manitoba's Strategic Plan, complete CV, 2-page research plan to be pursued as Canada 150 Chair over the 7-years, and names and contact information of three persons who have been contacted to send letters of reference to the Chair of the Search Committee. All three letters must be from established authorities in the field who are not in a conflict of interest with the candidate as outlined on the Conflict of Interest page on the Canada 150 Research Chairs web page.

One letter must be from a recognized international authority in the candidate's field who does not reside in the country in which the candidate is currently working.
All three letters should address how the individual meets the program's evaluation criteria

Complete application packages (cover letter, CV, research plan and reference letters) should be sent NOT LATER THAN AUGUST 4, 2017 by email to:

Dr. Digvir Jayas
Vice-President (Research and International) and
Chair, Canada 150 Research Chair Search Committee
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-9404


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