Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Masters programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment.
Brandon University invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Rural and Remote Mental Health. The University seeks an individual with a PhD or appropriate terminal degree. The ideal candidate will conduct research and teach in the area of rural mental health, including northern and First Nations community outreach. The Chair will provide leadership and develop an interdisciplinary research network that will train highly qualified personnel and include collaborations and partnerships with existing departments, programs, and institutes at Brandon University, the regional prairie community, as well as nationally and internationally. Disciplinary area is open; however appointment is anticipated in the Faculty of Health Studies or in a related social science discipline within the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, or the Faculty of Science.
The successful candidate will possess an established plan of research, a significant publication record, a record of attracting competitively awarded research funding, including Tri-Agency or similar national or international support; the candidate will demonstrate how their research fits within the identified research priority area and major research objectives found within the Brandon University Strategic Research Plan.
The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program was established by the Government of Canada for the purpose of attracting and retaining outstanding researchers to Canadian universities. A Tier 2 CRC must be an innovative and emerging world-class researcher who has made a major impact in their field; be recognized internationally as a leader in their field; have a superior record of attracting and supervising students and trainees; and propose an original and innovative research program. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants whose highest degree was earned more than 10 years (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Appointment to this Canada Research Chair position is subject to review and approval by the Canada Research Chairs Secretariat. Complete details on the CRC program and criteria can be found on the CRC website at: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/.
Applications must include the following: curriculum vitae; an outline of a five-year research plan; a statement of three most significant research contributions and accompanying papers; a statement of teaching; and contact information for three referees.
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure or tenure-track appointment.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Date of Appointment: January 1, 2018 or on the availability of the successful candidate
Deadline for Applications: Monday, August 15th, 2016; interviews to be held in October
Contact: Vice-President (Academic & Provost)
270 – 18th Street
Brandon MB R7A 6A9
Phone: (204) 727-9712
For more information visit: www.brandonu.ca
We thank all applicants for their interest in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Short listed candidates will be expected to provide copies of credentials at time of interview.
Brandon University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.