Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Biological Oceanographic Processes

Deadline for applications: 8 July 2016!

The Department of Ocean Sciences (DOS) at Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications from senior scholars for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Biological Oceanographic Processes, to advance our understanding of North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean ecosystems. The Chair will use novel approaches and tools to address the core question of how these ecosystems respond to the evolving physical-chemical environment (e.g., warming, acidification), with resultant influence on the timing and nature of species interactions, ocean productivity, and ecosystem services. Appointment will be at the level of tenured, Full Professor.

The position is expected to be available after 1 November, 2017. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada among the world?s top countries in research and development. Nominees must meet the requirements for Tier 1 appointment as defined by the CRC program:

  • be recognized as an outstanding and innovative world-class research leader whose accomplishments have made a major international impact in the field;
  • have a superior record of obtaining competitive external research funding and attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows;
  • and be proposing an original, innovative, research program of the highest quality.

After nomination, the candidate will work with the DOS and with the Office of CREAIT, CRC and CFI Services at Memorial University in completing the Chair application. The application will then be subject to review and final approval by the Chairs Secretariat. It is expected that the successful candidate will be a senior scientist with a level of scholarship and publication record commensurate with current NSERC Tier 1 chair holders in the discipline of Ecology & Evolution. Other expectations include developing new, collaborative, research initiatives in oceanography; and maintaining high profile, well-funded, fundamental and applied research programs that attract outstanding graduate students. The Chair is expected to secure external funding through an NSERC Discovery Grant and other funding sources. In addition, the Chair will be expected to develop major, collaborative initiatives.

The deadline to receive applications is 8 July 2016. Applications should include the following:

  • a letter of application describing how the applicant meets the criteria for the position;
  • an up-to-date curriculum vita;
  • outline of a research plan (2 page limit);
  • the names and addresses of three referees.

Please send applications electronically to: Dr. Garth Fletcher, Head, Department of Ocean Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, A1B 3X5, E-mail: fletcher(at)mun.ca. REFERENCE: VPA-OSC-2016-002

For further information, telephone (709) 864-3708, fax (709) 864-3220, e-mail wsparkes(at)mun.ca.

Further information on qualification criteria can be found at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx.

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