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Monday, February 13, 2012

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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


Arts & Education
The Arts and Education Department at Grande Prairie Regional College
requires an Anthropology Instructor to teach 4 sections of AN1010 –
Introductory Anthropology, as well as AN2060 – Introductory Archeology,
AN2190 – World Prehistory, AN2460 – Circumpolar Ethnography, and one
undergraduate course in the successful candidate's discipline of
A PhD in Anthropology is strongly desired. Candidates near completion of
their PhD will also be considered. Field experience in archaeology and/or
ethnography is desired. The successful candidate will possess a strong
background in anthropological and archeological methodology and theory as
well as a demonstrated record of excellence in post-secondary teaching.
This full time sessional position (sabbatical replacement) will commence
August 15, 2012 and end April 30, 2013.
Grande Prairie Regional College offers an attractive remuneration and
benefits package. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and
Competition Number: WP0793
Submit your resume for this position plus the names of 3 references by
4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2012, to:
Human Resources, Grande Prairie Regional College
10726 - 106 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C4 Fax# (780) 539-2854 Mail,
fax or email your application. If applying by email, Microsoft Word
applications are accepted. Send email to: We
thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected
for interview will be contacted.


Faculty Search – Museum Studies
The Faculty of Information, more commonly known as the iSchool, at the
University of Toronto invites applications in the area of Museum Studies
at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The appointment will
commence on July 1, 2012.
The Faculty seeks candidates with excellent research and teaching
abilities and a commitment to shaping the future of the Faculty and
scholarship in the fields of museum studies/museology, and heritage
studies. The Faculty invites applications from scholars with active
research in one or more of the following areas: (i) in museum
studies/museology as a field of study; (ii) museum education; (iii)
museums and communities; (iv) museum communication, interpretation, and
meaning making; (v) collections management; and (vi) museums, information,
and communication technology.
The iSchool at the University of Toronto educates the next generation of
professional and academic leaders in Information to transform society
through collaboration, innovation and knowledge creation. Museums and
heritage form a central role in culture and social development both
locally and internationally and their advanced academic and applied study
is essential. The Faculty recognizes that the field of museums and
heritage, as well as its role and involvement in society, is dynamically
evolving, contributing to the development of new forms of social
engagement and cultural action. In parallel, the Faculty also studies
society's information practices as they are being reconfigured and
transformed by material shifts in information infrastructures and by
political and cultural shifts in our attitudes toward information as a
social phenomenon.
Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent), a proven record of excellence
in scholarship, experience with multidisciplinary research, and superior
teaching experience. Applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate a
history of professional engagement with the museum sector. Applicants
applying at the Associate Professor level are expected to have experience
leading research projects and working with graduate students. Experience
developing Museum Studies/Museological (and related) curricula and new
courses are an asset. Rank and salary will be competitive and commensurate
with qualifications and experience.
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including
statement of teaching philosophy), copies of three representative
papers/publications, and a statement outlining current and future research
interests. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of
reference sent, under separate cover, to the Dean at the address listed
The Committee will begin consideration of applications on March 1, 2012,
but the search will remain open until the position is filled.
Electronic submission through our online system is strongly preferred by
clicking on the following link:
We encourage you to combine your attachments into one or two files.
Applicants are able to submit up to five files per profile. If you are
unable to apply online, please submit your application and other materials
to the following address: Submissions:
Dean Seamus Ross
Chair, Search Committee Email:
The University of Toronto offers excellent opportunities to teach, conduct
research, and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the
world. The Faculty of Information provides a context in which to work in
an emerging interdisciplinary environment with close ties to a range of
collaborative programs including Knowledge Media Design, and Book History
and Print Culture. Faculty website:
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group
members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of
sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further
diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority.

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