Canada 150 Research Chairs for Internationally Based Researchers and Scholars

June 30, 2017

The University of British Columbia invites top-tier scholars from all disciplines to submit expressions of interest in being nominated for a Canada 150 Research Chair at UBC.

The Chairs will be full-time appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. Successful applicants would commence their appointments, at the latest, by December 31st 2018. To be eligible, scholars must currently be living and working outside of Canada. Expatriate Canadians wishing to relocate to Canada are welcome to apply.

Successful nominees will have track records of outstanding academic achievements, evidenced by, for example: high impact publications, success in attracting peer-reviewed research funding, proven excellence in teaching, major honours and awards, and/or demonstrated results in translational research activities.

Appointments will be made to an appropriate academic department at UBC. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified scholars are invited to apply by July 25, 2017. Expressions of interest should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a description of current and future research interests [100 words]. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for 5 international experts who could serve as reviewers of their applications.

If you have questions about these positions please contact Dr. Helen Burt, Vice-President Research at  

UBC embraces equity and diversity as integral to our academic mission. We encourage and support participation of the widest range of perspectives in our exploration and exchange of knowledge and ideas. An essential component of academic excellence is a truly open and diverse community that actively fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or excluded. We encourage applications from members of groups that have historically been marginalized, based on their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialization, disability, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or indigenous person.

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