University of Alberta

Tier 2 (Junior) Canada Research Chairs

SCI Science Admin

Competition No.  -    A104834278
Closing Date  -    Nov 24, 2017

This opportunity is open only to current employees of the Faculty of Science of the University of Alberta.

The Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta plans to nominate candidates for several open Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) positions.  We are seeking researchers who will advance the Faculty’s goals of diversity in our CRC cohort and faculty renewal in our strategic research areas.  These include fish conservation biology, evolution of symbioses, biogeochemistry, chemical glycobiology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and environmental science, but we welcome applications in all areas.

The selected candidate will be a tenure-track or tenured Assistant or Associate Professor in the Faculty of Science and must hold a PhD in a relevant area of Science.   Tier 2 CRCs are intended for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field.  They are tenable for five years and are renewable once.  Candidates must have been active researchers in their field for less than 10 years at the time of nomination.  Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave) may have their eligibility for a Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process.  For full program information, including details on eligibility criteria, please consult the University of Alberta CRC Coordinator or the Canada Research Chairs website: for full program information.

Successful applicants will be nominated for Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs.  Nominations are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat, and appointment as a Canada Research Chair is conditional upon their approval.

To apply, candidates should submit a current CV, including a one page description of the proposed CRC 2 research program, by November 24, 2017.  The application, or questions about this competition, should be sent electronically to John Beamish, Vice Dean of Science at

How to Apply


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.