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Dean, Faculty of Science, Saint Mary’s University 

It is within this context that Saint Mary’s invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, Faculty of Science commencing July 1, 2021, or soon after. Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic and Research, the Dean of Science is the Faculty’s lead academic and administrative officer, and a key member of the university’s senior leadership team. The Dean of Science promotes excellence in teaching and learning, the student experience, and research activities, all while overseeing the Faculty of Science’s financial operations, advancement activities, and community relations and partnerships. The Dean will advocate for and promote the interests of the Faculty of Science and foster a collegial, innovative, and inclusive environment in which world-class research, excellence in teaching and engaged scholarship flourish, and where students, faculty and staff thrive.


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Posted: April 16, 2021

Assistant or Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Western University 

The Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Science at Western University is pleased to announce a search for a probationary (tenure-track) position in Data Science at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The rank and salary will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. The starting date will be August 1, 2021.


Dean, Faculty of Environment, The University of British Columbia

As The new Faculty of Environment represents an exciting opportunity for an inaugural Dean to lead faculty, staff and students through visioning and strategic planning that will continue UNBC’s success for years to come. With goals to increase undergraduate and graduate student numbers, fundraising, and research success, this is a time of ambition and forward-thinking at UNBC. The new Faculty of Environment will officially launch on April 1, 2021.
Reporting to the Provost, the new Dean provides overall strategic leadership and direction to Faculty on all undergraduate and graduate academic programs, experiential learning opportunities, and pathway initiatives across northern British Columbia and beyond. The Dean is responsible for ensuring a high-quality educational experience for UNBC students throughout the region and supports the growth of the faculty and staff. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished scholar appointable as an Associate or Full Professor at UNBC. With passion and commitment to advancing the excellence of research and education in the Faculty, the Dean will bring outstanding skills as it relates to leadership, communications, and relationship building to be highly effective in this role.

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Posted: 2 months ago

Assistant or Associate Professor, Systemic Racism & Health, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health

The ideal candidate will have substantive research interests in the effects of systemic racism and its effects on population health and/or interventions to improve the health of racialized populations and address inequalities. Competitive candidates will also possess demonstrated or strong potential for excellence in teaching.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Physics

A postdoctoral fellow is sought to work under the supervision of Rowan Thomson within the Carleton Laboratory for Radiotherapy Physics (CLRP) and Ottawa Medical Physics Institute on a cutting-edge project financed by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The project involves a collaboration of clinicians and medical physics experts from institutions across Canada to advance brachytherapy treatments of breast and prostate cancers.

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Deadline to Apply: April 20, 2021

Member, Institute Advisory Boards

Diversity of expertise and experience are key to the success of IABs. Their primary function is to provide advice on health research priorities. They also consider how best to shape and implement health research strategies in line with these priorities, and to accelerate the flow of knowledge into health benefits. IABs meet at least twice a year. Members are reimbursed for travel and accommodation. There will be a focus on ensuring that IAB members reflect the diversity of Canada and the health research ecosystem at large. We encourage under-represented groups to apply.

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Deadline to Apply: 01 April 2021

Dean, Faculty Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black & Indigenous Scholars at York University

These positions are open to Black and Indigenous scholars in any field of study seeking careers inside or outside of Academe, or both.  Successful candidates will pursue the development of a proposed project, but they will also work with their supervisor and other mentors to avail themselves of opportunities provided to present and discuss their works in progress with faculty, students, alumni and the public en route to dissemination in appropriate peer-reviewed fora.  The types of knowledge mobilization most useful to the project, the scholar, and the career possibilities help to define in an individualized way the shapes that career development may take.


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Deadline to Apply: 01 April 2021

Senior Advisor, Advisor, Science Strategy, CIHR 

The EDI team under the Science Policy Branch at CIHR supports Government of Canada priorities to inspire excellence by engaging diverse expertise, ideas and perspectives in Canadian research. We work in a strategic, fast-paced environment that advances both CIHR and interdepartmental policy and program proposals using highly collaborative and evidence-informed approaches. 

As part of the team, you will be involved in identifying issues related to systemic racism / accessibility / official languages in the health research funding system and co-developing creative policy and programmatic solutions to address them in collaboration with CIHR’s health research community, CIHR staff and other federal departments and agencies.

Tenure Stream, Open Field

As part of Mount Saint Vincent University’s strategic priority in advancing EDIA and supporting Black scholarship and different worldviews, the University is seeking to fill four (4) full-time probationary / tenure -track academic faculty positions in any discipline.

This is a targeted search for Black scholars and is open to candidates who identify as Black from around the world.

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Posted: 24 January 2021

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Science.

The School of the Environment (TSE) at Trent University invites applications from qualified candidates for a NSERC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Climate Change Science.  Consistent with Trent University’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of the Federally Designated Groups (FDG) in our chairholders and pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, this opportunity is restricted to qualified individuals who self-identify as persons of visible minority, one of the four FDGs of the Canada Research Chair program.

Teaching Stream, Chemistry
The University of Toronto is currently recruiting for a full-time, teaching-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry (area: Inorganic Chemistry)

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Posted: 2 months