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Associate/Full Professor and Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Health, Environment and Wellbeing

University of Guelph

The Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Guelph invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in economics with a focus on the themes of "Health, Environment and Well-being" at the Associate or Full Professor level. The CRC Program is one of Canada’s most prestigious Research Chair programs (see more details below). The department welcomes qualified applicants whose work contributes to any aspect of the proposed fields, whether theoretical or empirical. The applicant must have a Ph.D., preferably in economics. Applicants for Tier 1 Chair positions must be full professors or associate professors expecting promotion within two years of the nomination. Alternatively, if they come from outside the academic sector, candidates must possess the qualifications necessary for appointment at these levels.

The successful candidate for a CRC Tier 1 position will be an outstanding and innovative researcher who is recognized internationally and whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their field. The candidate’s proposed research program will be original and innovative at the highest level. The candidate will have a superior publication record and a demonstrated ability to secure competitive research funding, as well as a record of attracting and supervising graduate students. The candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching, mentoring, and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is expected to develop excellent students and future researchers.

The Department of Economics and Finance (https://www.uoguelph.ca/economics/) is a research-intensive academic unit consisting of 32 faculty members, and offers a range of academic programs leading to the degrees: BA, BComm, MA, and PhD. The Department is an integral part of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, which has over 4,000 students and offers a wide range of specialized programs in business and economics across undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. The candidate will have an opportunity to create linkages with research clusters across the University of Guelph, including the One Health Institute (https://onehealth.uoguelph.ca/).

The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 40 academic units. The University is located about an hour drive west of Toronto in a city of approximately 130,000 people. Nine public research universities are located within a two-hour drive. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and a commitment to address global issues.

Application Process
Applicants must submit their application online via EconJobMarket (http://EconJobMarket.org). Assessment of applications will begin on July 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment is subject to review and final approval by the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat through the CCHRC’s College of Reviewers. Interested applicants should submit:

1. A cover letter (optional).
2. A summary statement (4 pages maximum) outlining their research program (including how it aligns with the CRC criteria for Tier 1 (https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s7) and how the management of the research program aligns with SSHRC Best Practices in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Research (https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/nfrf-fnfr/edi-eng.aspx).
3. A full CV including names of three references that meet the CRC program’s conflict of interest requirements (https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/conflict_interest-conflit_interets-eng.aspx).

The CRC program is one of Canada’s most prestigious Research Chair programs. This position is associated with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the major federal agency responsible for funding social sciences and humanities research in Canada. A CRC Tier 1 position is tenable for 7 years and is renewable once.

For more information on the CRC program, its strategic goals (including a commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)), funding, eligibility, and its guidelines on conflict-of-interest requirements for references, please refer to the program website at:
(https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s10).

Questions about this position may be directed to Johanna Goertz, Chair, Department of Economics and Finance, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, at defchair@uoguelph.ca.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. The CRC program imposes no restrictions on nominees with respect to nationality or country of residence. Procedures exist to allow non-Canadian chairholders to work in Canada.

The University supports the Canada Research Chairs Program’s commitment to EDI (https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/equity-equite/index-eng.aspx#commitment). The CRC program is committed to excellence in research and research training, and to promoting exemplary practices with respect to EDI. The goals of research excellence can only be met when equity and diversity are integrated into the research initiative. The CRC program reflects the federal government's commitment to equity and diversity in employment. It aims to ensure the appropriate representation of women and gender minorities, persons with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, and racialized persons.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion (https://uoguel.ph/ox2p9) is an institutional imperative.

The University of Guelph is committed to an Employment Equity Program (https://www.uoguelph.ca/diversity-human-rights/equity/employment-equity-policy) that includes special measures to address the underrepresentation of individuals from four groups designated by the Employment Equity Act (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs/employment-equity.html) (women and gender minorities , persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and racialized groups) within its allocation of Canada Research Chairs. The university especially seeks applications from qualified applicants from these four groups. The identification of outstanding candidates from the designated groups is central to the University’s commitment to excellence, as well as to its capacity to fulfil the objectives of the University’s Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan (https://www.uoguelph.ca/research/system/files/2020-07-30-2020-EDIAP.pdf).

Collection of self-identification data is a requirement of the CRC program, and all applicants to CRC positions are required to complete the University of Guelph’s self-identification Applicant Tracking Questionnaire (https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_732X5JGRdroaLtj) form. The post-application message on EconJobMarket also directs all applicants to the Questionnaire specific to this position. The questionnaire includes a ‘prefer not to answer’ option. Self-identification information is collected by the Office of Diversity and Human Rights in support of the University’s employment equity program. All self-identification specifics of candidates will be kept confidential.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbors as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.