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Thursday, January 26, 2012

CRC in Children and Global Development

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Dalhousie University
invites applications for a Tier I Canada Research Chair on "Children 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. 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
and conflict would be an asset. Dalhousie University has growing strength
in the broad area of "Children 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
Soldier/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

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: Please note that the CRC
nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC

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 <>. 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: 16 March 2012
Chair, CRC Tier 1 Appointments Committee
Office of the Dean
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Dalhousie University
6135 University Avenue, Suite 3030
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2

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