University of Waterloo: Tier II Canada Research Chair in Aging and Social Inequality

Tier II Canada Research Chair in Aging and Social Inequality
Department of Sociology and Legal Studies
Faculty of Arts
University of Waterloo

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the area of Aging and Social Inequality. In accordance with the regulations set for Tier II Canada Research Chairs, the candidate will hold a PhD (obtained within the last ten years), and will be an outstanding emerging scholar who has demonstrated the potential to achieve a significant international reputation in the next five to ten years. The candidate is expected to propose an original and innovative program of research of high quality that will attract external funding and excellent graduate students. Both Canadian and international candidates may apply to this position. This will be a tenured or tenure-track position and the salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate. The successful candidate will be appointed as a regular member of the department and will be subsequently nominated for a Tier II Canada Research Chair. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review by the Canada Research Chair Secretariat, and appointment as a Canada Research Chair is conditional on their approval. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2014, or later.

The Tier II Canada Research Chair program was established by the federal government to help attract exceptionally productive and promising researchers to Canadian universities. The Terms of Reference of the program are available at . The University of Waterloo is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to successfully secure the chair.

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies offers two sets of undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Legal Studies, as well as Masters and Doctoral degrees in Sociology (since 1966). It is a relatively small but research intensive and dynamic department which has experienced noteworthy growth in its faculty complement and diversity of program offerings in recent years ( The Canada Research Chair in Aging and Social Inequality will complement the research priority given to aging in the Strategic Plan (2013) of the University of Waterloo. There are numerous opportunities for collaboration with research groups on aging across campus, including the RBC Retirement Research Centre, Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program, interRAI Canada, infoREHAB, the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, and PhD program in Aging, Health and Well-being in Applied Health Studies. In alignment with departmental interests some preference will be given to candidates whose work intersects with either health, or migration, or socio-legal studies.

The review of applications will begin on February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit: a letter explaining how their expertise, research, teaching and experience qualify them for the position; a curriculum vitae; three samples of their published work; and the names and contact information for three referees.

Applications should be submitted to:
Dr. Lorne Dawson, Chair
Department of Sociology and Legal Studies
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1

Applicants should have fluent oral and written communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.

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