Tenure Track Position - Tier II Canada Research Chair - Applied Communication, Leadership and Culture

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Academic Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017
Date of Posting: 
May 24, 2017
Applied Communication, Leadership and Culture
Tenure Track Position

The University of Prince Edward Island invites applications from emerging leaders for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

This will be a tenure stream appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, conditional on the successful applicant being approved as a Tier II Research Chair by the CRC Secretariat. Further information about the CRC program and nominee eligibility is available at http://www.chairs.gc.ca. For additional information about this Chair, please refer to http://www.upei.ca/research/research-chairs.

Salary range will be based on experience and in accordance with the UPEI Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

Our Vision: We seek a dynamic researcher who engages in independent and collaborative multidisciplinary research who is recognized by their peers as a potential leader in areas of increasing national and international significance and of emerging importance at UPEI. UPEI has identified experiential learning as one of it pillars within UPEI's Strategic Plan. This CRC position is situated within the innovative new program in Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture (Faculty of Arts) to maximize the benefit that undergraduate students will gain from the expertise, experience, and experiential learning opportunities provided by the successful candidate.

A CRC with research interests in science studies will be in a strong position to contribute to the Faculty of Arts’ relatively new program in the Social Studies of Science.  Faculty members associated with this program are currently working to increase cross-faculty (Arts-Science) collaboration.  Ideally, the new CRC will be able to contribute to the expansion of UPEI’s Environment Studies and/or Indigenous Studies research capacity, but applications by candidates who have experience working with other areas of the Social Studies of Science are also welcome.

Position Requirements

To be successful, a candidate must have a PhD and have developed a strong, collaborative research program in the interdisciplinary field of Social Studies of Science. They must have experience using Digital Humanities tools, including GIS mapping (or alternative mapping software), both within their own scholarly work and within the classroom. They will have a strong record of teaching communication and leadership skills to undergraduate and/or graduate students, and a clear understanding of how their own academic research intersects with their teaching of these subjects. A record of attracting competitive research funding and mentoring students, and the demonstrated potential to assume a leadership role at UPEI are essential requirements for the successful candidate. Preference will be given to those candidates who have developed a research profile that includes work in Environmental Studies/Climate Change Studies; strong applications demonstrating experience in other areas of the Social Studies of Science and/or Indigenous Studies will also be given serious consideration.

Application Instructions
Applicants are requested to submit a CV, a cover letter that addresses research and teaching interests, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references to jdcoffin@upei.ca. Please include your name in the file name.

Inquiries can be sent to:

Dr. Lisa Chilton, Director, Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE, Canada C1A 4P3
Email: lchilton@upei.ca
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Consideration of applications will begin on June 16, 2017 and will continue until a nominee is selected.

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