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Canada Research Chair - Advancing, UN Sustainable Development Goals

Royal Roads University

The Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences at Royal Roads invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with an expected start date no earlier than November 1, 2020. This is a special opportunity for scholars and is open to candidates from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds. In order to alleviate the under-representation of women in Canada Research Chair faculty positions, priority in hiring will be given to women who self-identify as such in the application process.

The Tier 2 CRC in Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals will complement the applied and professional programming of the School of Humanitarian Studies (http://shs.royalroads.ca/), which includes the MA in Justice Studies; BA in Justice Studies, MA in Disaster and Emergency Management; MA in Conflict Analysis and Management; and, MA in Human Security and Peace Building; and the new MA in Climate Action Leadership.

As the Tier 2 CRC in Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, you may have a focus in any of the following areas: criminal and/or social justice, health care, education, social and cultural safety, and economic and environmental sustainability. These are some of the key areas addressed in the School’s programs, but other avenues of investigation are encouraged. You will be required to have a demonstrated understanding of research methods and evidence of community engagement in research. Royal Roads University’s academic culture values collaboration, research that addresses real world issues, creativity, and the timely transfer of knowledge that meets the needs of our communities and our knowledge driven society. As the CRC you will be an integral part of RRU’s overall plan to promote and develop its research enterprise, to support the university’s unique mandate, and contribute to the research profile of the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences.

As the Tier 2 CRC you will have established relationships in both academic and non-academic communities and a portfolio demonstrating the application of interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary research methods, the ability to work with communities and organizations to promote justice, mental health, education and/or social and environmental sustainability. You will also have demonstrated success in obtaining research and other funding and support from diverse sources, leading and/or participating in collaborative research initiatives, mobilizing knowledge, experience with policy development, and experience supervising student research. You will develop an exemplary scholarly and creative presence, complement and enrich research and scholarship among faculty and graduate students, and participate in local and international research networks. Depending on the research focus, you will collaborate with other units within RRU as appropriate including schools with the Faculty, the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Faculty of Management as appropriate.

For a detailed job description and information on how to apply, please visit our website at https://royalroads.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/663

The closing date for this competition is March 12, 2020, however the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found to a maximum of two years.