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Friday, December 16, 2011

Tier 2 CRC in human rights and social justice

Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice
Assistant or Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts

Located in the thriving, multicultural city of Winnipeg, the
University of Manitoba offers students and faculty a vibrant learning
community, exceptional facilities and the chance to explore ideas,
challenge assumptions and turn theory into reality. Our researchers
are among the best in the world, finding new ways to protect the
environment, improve human health, advance technology and strengthen
communities in Canada and beyond. With more than 30,000 students,
faculty, and staff, and over 90 degree programs, the University of
Manitoba plays a key role in the social, cultural, and economic
well-being of our community and our world.

The University of Manitoba is accepting applications and nominations
for Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) established by the Government of
Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence
( The University is committed in its
Strategic Plan to enhance academic initiatives in the area of human
Accordingly, the University has established a Centre for Human Rights
Research to enhance interdisciplinary and collaborative research
capacities, to provide enhanced training opportunities for students,
and to promote advancements in public policy and intellectual debate
on issues of human rights, law, and social justice. Position Number:
A central feature of the mission of the Faculty of Arts is to conduct
research in the humanities and social sciences in order for both to
advance and preserve knowledge in these areas and to provide the
highly trained personnel that are required in an increasingly
specialized society. It is home to 18 social sciences and humanities
departments and units, as well as ten Interdisciplinary programs.
Further information concerning the Department, the Faculty, and the
University may be obtained from The
Faculty welcomes applications from all researchers engaged in human
rights or social justice research in either the humanities or social
sciences. Applicants whose research intersects multiple disciplines
are particularly welcome.
The University of Manitoba is the province's largest, most
comprehensive post-secondary educational institution. More than 28,000
students from all over the world currently study in a wide range of
programs in the liberal arts and sciences, the creative arts, and the
professions. Research is a priority at the University of Manitoba and
the success of its faculty in securing substantial research support in
national/international competitions attests to this fact.
Winnipeg is a mature city of some 700,000 people that combines the
amenities of urban life with easy access to the countryside and to
northern lakes and forests. A short trip outside of Winnipeg reveals
the geographic diversity of Manitoba, with ample opportunities for
many leisure activities ( The city offers a
vibrant arts community, affordable housing by North American
standards, diverse cultural institutions, festivals, and entertainment
possibilities. Winnipeg is also home to the Canadian Museum of Human
This posting advertises a Tier 2 CRC Chair position in Human Rights
and Social Justice to be held in the Faculty of Arts. This posting is
open to all disciplines in Arts, and the home unit will be one of
those currently based in the Faculty of Arts. The successful candidate
should have a record of substantial publication in an outstanding and
innovative research program in human rights and/or social justice, and
the ability to attract excellent graduate students. Applications
including significant applied research contributions to human rights
and social justice are expressly welcomed. Tier 2 CRCs are
"exceptional emerging researchers" who at an early phase of their
careers (i.e., within 10 years of completing their PhD) have
demonstrated the promise of a strong research profile and the
potential to be leaders in their field. The candidate selected for
this position will be required to work with the proposed home
department or unit and the Faculty to prepare the formal nomination to
the CRC Secretariat according to CRC program guidelines.
The appointment, contingent upon the successful CRC nomination,
commencing July 1, 2013, will be a full-time probationary position at
the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Rank and salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Tier 2 CRC positions
are for five-year terms, and are renewable once. For the duration of
the CRC, the successful candidate will be granted reduced teaching
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to diversity within
its community and especially welcomes applications from visible
minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with
disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and
others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research
proposal (maximum 1500 words) appropriate to the goals and objectives
of the CRC program, and a brief statement of teaching
philosophy/interests (electronic preferred) to Janice Gripp,
Confidential Assistant to the Dean (email:
Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference
addressed to the Dean, and sent electronically directly to the above
email or by mail to: Dr. Jeffery Taylor, Dean, c/o Janice Gripp,
Confidential Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Arts, 310 Fletcher
Argue Building, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V5, Fax:
(204) 474-7590
Nominations or applications, including letters of reference, will be
handled in accordance with the "Freedom of Information and Protection
of Privacy Act" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitas may be
provided to participating members of the search process.
Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2012 and will continue
until the position is filled. All Chairs are subject to review and
final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

For more information on this opportunity, please visit
Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice
Assistant or Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts

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