Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and Adaptation

From Robert F. Gilmour, Vice President Academic and Research

I am pleased to announce a search will be initiated for qualified candidates for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI).

UPEI invites a highly engaged academic to join our research team in the role of Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Climate Change and Adaptation. This position is situated within the innovative new School of Climate Change and Adaptation, which offers a Bachelor of Science in Applied Climate Change and Adaptation and has a Master of Science in Climate Change and Adaptation under development. The strategic areas of research for the School of Climate Change and Adaptation include data and policy analysis for transition to lowcarbon economies, coastal system impacts, clean technology innovation in support of agriculture and aquaculture or climate change and human health.

A CRC with research interests in these areas will be in a strong position to contribute to the advancement of knowledge, products, and services to better inform decision makers about climate change related risks and optimal adaptation approaches. Through an integrated research approach, the Chair will contribute to an interactive environment that will foster new knowledge and R&D for climate change innovation and adaptive solutions.

The recruitment and nomination of Canada Research Chairs at UPEI conforms to the principles of the Canada Research Chair Program and UPEI’s Canada Research Chair Action Plan in order to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion. To this end, we invite applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with eligible career interruptions, and others with the skill and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Hiring at UPEI is based on merit and a diverse pool of candidates contributes to the excellence of the university and the research enterprise. We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within the application process.

A CRC Application Review Committee (CRCARC) for this opportunity is being convened and I would welcome your suggestions for membership. All members of the CRCARC must have had or be willing to participate in training that will ensure a fair and transparent recruitment and hiring process and one that supports equity, diversity and inclusion. Please contact me by Email ( or phone (566-0637) with suggestions or inquiries about the Chair.

More information on the Canada Research Chairs program may be found at

Additional information about the new Chair can be found at and the UPEI’s Human Resource web site.

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