Canada Research Chair (Human Physiology Faculty Position)

Employer
Mount Royal University
Location
Calgary (Region), Alberta (CA)
Salary
As per candidate qualifications and the MRFA collective agreement
Posted
January 16 2019
Ref
997445
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Canada Research Chair (Human Physiology Faculty Position)

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Mount Royal University (MRU) invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Human Physiology and Tenure-Track/Tenured position open to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This position will commence July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in human physiology or a related discipline, demonstrated evidence of sustained and productive research, and evidence of successful teaching and mentoring skills. Mount Royal University is committed to undergraduate education, and the successful candidate is expected to lead an independent, undergraduate-focused research program, that will attract external funding in a research area that complements our existing research expertise in human physiology. We currently have faculty with expertise in integrative cardiorespiratory and cerebrovascular physiology, neurophysiology, and human genetics epidemiology. Candidates with research interests at the interface of human physiology and areas such as: computational modelling, bioinformatics, motor control, biomechanics, or other emerging fields, are encouraged to apply. Evidence of the potential for an outstanding human physiology research program, a track record of success in collaborative research, and evidence of a strong undergraduate teaching background, will be important elements of successful candidates. We encourage applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in increasing equity, diversity and inclusion at their previous institutions, and in curriculum, and in supporting diverse students.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member of the Department of Biology and will be subsequently nominated for a Tier II CRC, with the development of the proposal immediately following successful appointment to a faculty position. Mount Royal University is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to secure the CRC. For more information about the Department of Biology at MRU, please see http://www.mru.ca/biology

The successful candidate will also be expected to provide service within the Department, Faculty, and University, as well as to both the academic and broader community. The candidate will have a reduced teaching load during the five-year term of the CRC, with an opportunity to renew for an additional term.

Applicants should have obtained a PhD within the last ten years of nomination to the CRC position and will be an outstanding emerging scholar with the potential to achieve an international reputation in the next five to ten years. MRU recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity or parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from their PhD with career interruptions may contact the institution to have their eligibility reviewed through the Tier II justification process. For specific questions about the CRC or eligibility, please contact Dr. Mike Quinn, Associate Vice President of Research at mquinn@mtroyal.ca

Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat and appointment as a CRC is conditional on their approval (see the CRC terms of reference for more information at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/).

 

Applicants should submit:

a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, interest, and accomplishments (up to 2 pages), recent teaching evaluations,  a plan for a five-year research program that includes aspects of the intended CRC proposal (up to 4 pages) and names and contact information of four referees (two of whom should be at arm’s length if appointed at the rank of Associate Professor). Applications must be submitted online on the MRU Human Resources Careers website. Applications will not be accepted by e-mail.  Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

MRU recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity or parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from their PhD with career interruptions may contact the institution to have their eligibility reviewed through the Tier II justification process. For specific questions about the CRC or eligibility, please contact Dr. Mike Quinn, Associate Vice President of Research at mquinn@mtroyal.ca.  

Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat and appointment as a CRC is conditional on their approval (see the CRC terms of reference for more information at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/).

At MRU, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace where each person's individuality is celebrated.  In the spirit of cultivating inclusiveness, candidates who meet the qualifications may have diverse educational and experiential backgrounds which will be considered.

Mount Royal University is also committed to supporting individuals who require accommodation to the point of undue hardship. For further information, please contact Heidi Peterson, Ability Management Consultant at 403-440-8573.