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Thursday, June 21, 2012

University of Guelph - Tier II Canada Research Chair in Gender, Justice & Development at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor

*University of Guelph
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Tier II Canada Research Chair in Gender, Justice & Development at the level
of Assistant or Associate Professor*

The University of Guelph, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, is
seeking applications or nominations for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in
Gender, Justice and Development at the level of Assistant or Associate
Professor. The CRC program was established by the Government of Canada to
enable Canadian universities to foster world-class research excellence in
the global knowledge-based economy.

The successful candidate will develop a research program that focuses on
women and girls as agents of social change in a global context, on the
potential for investments in their rights and health, and on their
contribution to and benefits from civil society. Drawing on existing
university research strengths in the fields of food security, livelihoods,
health and well-being, and poverty, as well as the College's strong
tradition of community engagement (, the CRC will
be a hub for the university's existing research strengths in gender and
development and a catalyst for enhancing a distinctive approach to social
science research in gender and development that incorporates civil society
organizations and community engagement. The CRC is in keeping with the
strategic research themes of the College and University in the areas of
globalization and diversity, health and well-being, and public policy and
governance. Furthermore, the University is in the process of developing a
new School for Civil Society ( in relation to
these themes. Details about the College, its research strategy and faculty
are available at Information on the Canada
Research Chair program is available at .

Candidates must be exceptional emerging scholars with demonstrated
potential for becoming world leaders in their research area. They should
have a strong commitment toward interdisciplinary, community-engaged
research, the ability to attract excellent graduate students, and
demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at both the graduate and
undergraduate level. They should have a PhD obtained within the last 10
years and post-doctoral or equivalent experience. They will be an assistant
or associate professor or possess the necessary qualifications to be
appointed at these levels. Disciplinary background is open but the
successful candidate must be appointable within one of the College's
departments (Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Geography, Political
Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology. See The appointment will be tenure track at the
rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with reduced teaching

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief (1-2) page five year
research program plan, and a record of teaching effectiveness, along with
the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of three referees to:

Dr. Belinda Leach
Associate Dean (Research)
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
Room 105, MacDonald Institute
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Or by email to Inquiries can be made by
telephone to (519)
824 4120 extension 52699 or by fax to (519) 766 4797. Review of
applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue until
July 6 2012. Interviews are expected to be held in July and August.

The position is subject to review and final approval by the CRC
Secretariat. Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any
nationality; offers will be made in accordance with the Canada Research
Chairs program and the best fit with the College and University research
strategies. The anticipated date of appointment is July 1 2013.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.

This advertisement is available electronically at

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices,
and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work
environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented
groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All
qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification
of our University community are encouraged to apply.

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