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Canada 150 research chair positions

Located in the heart of Waterloo Region, the University of Waterloo is at the forefront of innovation and home to world-class research and inspired teaching. The University is seeking exceptional scholars and researchers for a number of Canada 150 Research Chair opportunities within all six faculties (Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics, or Science).

Candidates will have a PhD or equivalent with relevant professional designation or licensure. A leader with evidence of an exceptional research program, the candidate will propose an innovative program of high-quality research that includes collaboration with researchers in closely related fields and supervision of graduate students. They will also teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels (a reduced teaching load will be in place during the term of the Chair) and provide service to the unit.

The role includes appointment to a full-time tenure or tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor within a relevant department/school. All appointments are subject to review and approval by the Canada 150 Secretariat (www.canada150.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/).

To be eligible, researchers must be working and residing outside Canada, including expatriates. Candidates will be outstanding scholars with an international reputation. At Waterloo, it’s recognized that legitimate career interruptions can have an impact on research achievements. Applicants are encouraged to explain further how this may affect them in their application.

Contact the Office of Research for full Canada 150 program information including further details on eligibility criteria. Apply in confidence with a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and up to five sample publication references.

Dr. Charmaine Dean, Vice-President,
University Research, Office of Research,
University of Waterloo at

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