Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation Assistant or Associate Professor, Health Sciences Faculties (Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Medical Rehabilitation)
Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the University of Manitoba offers students and faculty a vibrant learning community, exceptional facilities and the opportunity to explore ideas and challenges that face Canada and the world in the 21st century. We are Manitoba’s largest and only research intensive university offering over 90 degree, diploma and certificate programs to more than 28,000 students from across the world. Research is a priority at the University of Manitoba and our investments in world class research facilities and rich resources to support research attest to this. Our faculty, students and staff are recognized globally as pioneers, visionaries and trailblazers.
Winnipeg is a thriving, multicultural city of 700,000 people that combines the amenities of urban life with easy access to the countryside and to northern lakes and forests. A short trip outside Winnipeg reveals the geographic diversity of Manitoba, with ample opportunities for many leisure activities (www.tourismwinnipeg.com). The city offers a vibrant arts community, affordable housing by North American standards, diverse cultural institutions, festivals and entertainment possibilities.
The Health Sciences Faculties, University of Manitoba is accepting applications and nominations for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC), established by the government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca). The research focus of this prestigious position is Knowledge Translation. Areas of particular interest include knowledge translation theory and methodologies, implementation sciences and evidence-informed health-care practice. The Chair will focus on research that promotes the uptake of research findings and evidence into health-care policy and practice to help renew and transform the health-care system. With this Chair, the Health Sciences Faculties (Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Medical Rehabilitation) intend to build on their existing research and training strengths by recruiting an emerging leader in the area of knowledge translation who has the capacity to provide leadership and innovation within the Health Sciences Faculties. This Chair will work collaboratively with health providers, decision makers, and other researchers to generate and facilitate the use of knowledge to transform the health system and improve health outcomes. This Chair is situated within the newly proposed academic health sciences structure that offers enhanced multidisciplinary collaboration to help drive innovation in research, education and outreach. This Chair will be a key player in a new Manitoba state-of-the-art Patient-Oriented Research Support Unit housed in the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI). The development of the Support Unit is a significant investment from the University, Health Regions, Funding Agencies and Government to transform and improve health outcomes through patient-oriented research. Knowledge Translation is a key pillar of the Support Unit and this Chair will help build capacity for Knowledge Translation within this unit.
Further information about the University, may be obtained at http://www.umanitoba.ca/ . Position Number: 14496 and 14497.
The successful candidate for nomination should have an excellent beginning funding and publication record, a strong educational background in knowledge translation or implementation sciences within health sciences or social sciences disciplines or a related field and the ability to attract excellent graduate students. Tier 2 CRCs are “exceptional emerging researchers” who are at an early phase of their careers (i.e., within 10 years of having completed their PhD), have demonstrated the promise of a strong research profile, and the potential to be leaders in their field. The candidate selected for this position will be supported by and required to work with the participating faculties, the CHI, and the University to prepare the formal nomination to the CRC Secretariat according to CRC program guidelines.
The appointment, contingent upon a successful CRC nomination, commencing April 2014, will be a full-time probationary position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Tier 2 CRC positions are for five-year terms and are renewable once. For the duration of the CRC, the successful candidate will be granted reduced teaching responsibilities.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from qualified women and men, visible minority group members, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applicants are requested to submit the following information to the Dean, Faculty of Nursing, using the contact information below. (Electronic submissions preferred)
• a cover letter
• curriculum vitae
• a description of a 5 year research plan (maximum 1500 words) appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program
• a brief statement of teaching philosophy/interests
Dr. Beverly O’Connell, Dean c/o Marni Laurencelle, Administrative Assistant to the Dean Email: email@example.com
Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the Dean. Reference letters may be sent electronically to the aforementioned email address, or mailed using the following postal address:
Dr. Beverly O’Connell, Dean,
Faculty of Nursing
Helen Glass Building
89 Curry Place University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Applications, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act" (Manitoba). Please note that the curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the Tier 2 CRC search process.
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.