The Department of Gerontology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU), located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish peoples, is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Aging and Health to begin as early as January 1, 2021.
This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for exceptional emerging scholars in Gerontology who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
Appointment to a continuing faculty position in the Department of Gerontology requires a PhD completed by the time of appointment.
Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.
may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see the CRC website for eligibility details or contact SFU’s Institutional Strategic Awards office.
We seek a researcher with a proven track record in one or more areas in aging and health with expertise in quantitative research methods and / or multi-methods and an interest in innovative interdisciplinary research and knowledge translation.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a program of research harnessing the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) data, as well as other major population data initiatives in aging research.
The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) () is a large, national, long-term study that will follow approximately 50,000 men and women who are between the ages of 45 and 85 when recruited, for at least 20 years.
The successful applicant will demonstrate clear potential to become an internationally recognized leader in a social / behavioral science, social epidemiology, and / or health science with an outstanding record of high-impact publications and sustained research funding from national and international foundations, research councils, and development agencies.
The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in research clusters and networks at Simon Fraser University, nationally, and internationally, as well as make significant contributions to departmental needs for service and teaching.
The chair-holder is expected to build research strength at SFU in aging and health and foster effective linkages amongst the Department of Gerontology, the Gerontology Research Centre, and other SFU units, as well as external agencies with mandates in aging and health research.
The position requires an individual who will promote a trans-disciplinary team approach to problem-solving aging and health issues facing a rapidly aging population through research, teaching and service.
The successful candidate will also have demonstrated excellent teaching performance, and the potential to attract, supervise and mentor graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, only investigators with strong publication records will be considered.
The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the CRC Secretariat.
The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program ().
SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and / or career interruptions (, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration.
Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and / or interruptions have impacted them in their application.
demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.
All applications should be submitted electronically to Ms. Anne Marie Barrett at : geradmin .