The appointee to this Chair would be expected to work with colleagues and community partners to develop an innovative research program devoted to investigating effective approaches to improving the health and health care of residents of the Canadian North, especially its Aboriginal population, and other circumpolar regions. This appointment will contribute to the achievement of the School’s vision to be the leading school of public health in Canada, and the University of Alberta’s Institutional Strategic Plan For the Public Good.
The applicant will (a) have a PhD in public health or a cognate discipline; (b) have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in his/her field in the next five years; (c) have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, master’s and doctoral students and future researchers; and (d) be proposing an innovative research program. The applicant must have previous direct experience working with northern and Aboriginal communities, organizations and/or governments. As such, the individual will be expected to spend a significant proportion of his or her time (at least 30%) located in a regional centre in the northern territories.
This successful candidate will be expected to play a key role in establishing a northern presence of the School of Public Health, providing coordination and liaison with northern and Aboriginal organizations and agencies, and promoting a research intensive environment in the North.
Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. Nominees must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination (October 2017).