Department: Tier II Canada Research Chair in Social Innovation and Community Engagement

About the Position

Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications or nominations for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Social Innovation and Community Engagement. Further information on the CRC Program is available at The Canada Research Chair will provide leadership in one or more areas of social innovation, social change, citizen and community engagement, and social policy within a context of facilitating policy change. Teaching expectations include undergraduate and graduate education and mentoring students. THis position is subject to approval by the CRC Secretariat and final University budgetary approval.


The successful candidate will have evidence of and the potential for a dynamic and imaginative research program, a strong record of publication and funding success, as well as evidence of and a commitment to teaching excellence, in an area of relevance to social innovation and community engagement. Applicants should have a commitment to interdisciplinary research and a passion for facilitating linkages and capacity building within and external to the university community. A specific interest in participatory leadership, community-engaged scholarship, and knowledge mobilization are assets.

Start Date: 07/01/2014

Department will begin considering applications: Monday, April 15, 2013

All positions remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief outline of a research plan, a statement (not to exceed 500 words) relating the applicant’s background, experience, and research accomplishments to this position, and the names and contact information of three references. Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal persons, people with disabilities, and visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

Please mail or email applications to:
Dr. Elizabeth Church
Vice-President (Academic)

Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6