The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in International Peace, Security and Children. This appointment will be a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The position is open with regard to disciplinary specialization, with an expected primary appointment in the Department of Political Science, or International Development Studies, or Sociology and Social Anthropology. The successful candidate will join a flourishing inter-disciplinary research community at Dalhousie focused on issues of ethics, social justice, governance, security, and global affairs and will build on the success and the global reach of the Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline with an established and outstanding record of research on the recruitment and use of children in violent contexts (including trafficking, sexual violence, criminal networks, radicalization, and/or armed forces, groups or gangs).
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. In keeping with the principles of employment equity and the CRC program’s equity targets, this position is restricted to candidates who self-identify in one or more of the following groups: Aboriginal or Indigenous, racially visible persons, women, persons with a disability, and persons of minority sexual orientations or gender identities. (See www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid for definitions of these groups).
The CRC will amplify Dalhousie's research leadership in international peace, security and children, creating deeper connections among researchers at Dalhousie and linking to the significant research and global network established by the Dallaire Institute. The holder of the Chair will be expected to enhance the university’s commitment to community development (broadly understood) and its relationship with government, international organizations and the non-governmental sector. The Chair will also be expected to be involved in cross-faculty initiatives at the university, to coordinate projects across academic and non-academic sectors leading to successful partnerships, and to pursue external funding to support them. The successful candidate will work closely with the Dallaire Institute at Dalhousie University and contribute to its ongoing projects and activities, forging deeper links between the Institute and its three associated Faculties: the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as well as the Faculties of Health and Law. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of obtaining external funding, working cooperatively and providing leadership in an interdisciplinary environment, developing multi-faceted research projects, and working with graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows.
Dalhousie University is a member of the ‘U15’, a group of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. As the largest research institution in Atlantic Canada, Dalhousie attracted more than $181 million in external research grants and awards in 2019-20. With a strong commitment to graduate training and both discovery and applied research, Dalhousie provides a collaborative, supportive environment for its researchers and contributes significantly to the broader communities within which it is embedded. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is one of the largest of Dalhousie’s thirteen Faculties, with approximately 120 tenure-stream faculty members spanning a number of disciplinary and thematic research clusters and institutes. The Faculty has had a long-standing commitment to research in the areas of ethics and social justice as well as governance, security, and global affairs. It hosts the Centre for the Study of Security and Development (https://www.dal.ca/sites/cssd.html) and has deep ties to the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance (https://www.dal.ca/dept/maceachen-institute.html) and the Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security (https://dallaireinstitute.org/). Further information about the Faculty and the University can be obtained at www.dal.ca/fass.
The CRC program was established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. Tier 1 Chairs are intended for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. Please contact the research grants office and see the CRC website (www.chairs.gc.ca) for more information.
Dalhousie University recognizes its obligation to accommodate candidates in order to ensure full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed online at: www.dal.ca/policies. For further information about this position, or to request accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please contact Laura Godsoe at Laura.Godsoe@dal.ca.
Applications should include a cover letter (two pages maximum), a detailed curriculum vitae, a two-page research statement, a two-page statement on the proposed research program for the Chair, and the names and contact information for three referees. Applicants will also be required to submit a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire through the online submission process. Dalhousie recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement. The start date for the position is somewhat flexible, but must be no later than July 1, 2022.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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