Mount Saint Vincent U: Tier II Canada Research Chair

Mount Saint Vincent U: Tier II Canada Research Chair in Social Innovation and Community Engagement

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 10:47 AM PST

The successful candidate will provide leadership in one or more areas of social innovation, social change, citizen and community engagement, and social policy within a context of facilitating policy change. Applicants should have a commitment to interdisciplinary research and a passion for facilitating linkages and capacity building within and external to the university community. A specific interest in participatory leadership, community-engaged scholarship, and knowledge mobilization are assets.

Inspired by a strong tradition of social responsibility and an enduring commitment to the advancement of women, Mount Saint Vincent University promotes academic excellence and the pursuit of knowledge through scholarship and teaching of the highest quality. Recognized as a leader in flexible education, applied research, and a personalized approach to education, Mount Saint Vincent University is located on Canada’s east coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please visit www.msvu.ca

Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications or nominations for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Social Innovation and Community Engagement. Further information on the CRC Program is available at www.chairs.gc.ca

The successful candidate will provide leadership in one or more areas of social innovation, social change, citizen and community engagement, and social policy within a context of facilitating policy change. Applicants should have a commitment to interdisciplinary research and a passion for facilitating linkages and capacity building within and external to the university community. A specific interest in participatory leadership, community-engaged scholarship, and knowledge mobilization are assets.

The successful candidate will have evidence of and potential for a dynamic and imaginative research program, a strong record of publication and funding success, as well as evidence of and a commitment to teaching excellence, in an area of relevance to social innovation and community engagement. Teaching expectations include undergraduate and graduate education and mentoring of students.

This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. Workload, salary, and benefits are in accordance with the CRC appointment and the faculty Collective Agreement. This position is subject to approval by the CRC Secretariat and final University budgetary approval.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief outline of a research plan, a statement (not to exceed 500 words) relating the applicant’s background, experience, and research accomplishments to this position, and the names and contact information of three references. Send applications by mail or email.

Contact Information:

Dr. Elizabeth Church, Vice-President (Academic) Mount Saint Vincent University 166 Bedford Highway Halifax, NS B3M 2J6 vpacademic@msvu.ca

Deadline Date:

January 7, 2013 (All day)

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