Academic Openings at the Faculty of Social Science

Andy Sancton teaching

Academic Openings in Social Science

One-year Postdoctoral Associate in Climate Change, Sustainable Livelihoods and Health

The Western Centre for Climate Change, Sustainable Livelihoods and Health (WeCLISH) is a new research Centre at Western University that seeks to consolidate and lead research aimed at i) generating climate change knowledge to improve resource governance; ii) working with local partners on climate change impacts and responses; and iii) generating research for large scale projects relating to climate change, sustainable food systems, and health.

Potential applicants should have a PhD in any discipline with dissertation related to climate change science, adaptation, sustainable livelihoods and related processes. Applicants must fulfil or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD between July 1, 2019 and July 1, 2022 (inclusively). Application deadline is December 31, 2021. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

 


Canada Research Chair Positions

Western University in invites applications for Canada Research Chairs (CRC) in the research disciplines related to the mandates of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Western recognizes that our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is central to the University’s mandate as a research-intensive institution of higher learning and a community leader and understands that our pursuit of research excellence and our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion are mutually supporting. As such, Western is committed to achieving and maintaining an equitable representation amongst our Canada Research Chair holders, as well as within Western’s broader research enterprise.

It is anticipated that up to 10 candidates will be selected for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair positions: up to 3 candidates will be selected for CIHR chairs at a combination of Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels, with a preferred focus around bio-informatics, synthetic biology, translational research, equity, mobility and/or digital e-health; up to 5 candidates will be selected for NSERC chairs at the Tier 2 level, with a preferred focus around AI, data analytics, communications technology, advanced manufacturing, energy and/or climate change, sustainability and resilience; and up to 2 candidates will be selected for SSHRC chairs at the Tier 2 level, with a preferred focus around big data/AI, race and racism, health and equity,child and youth, and/or resilience and recovery. Successful candidates will be required to submit a CRC nomination by a date to be determined. External applicants will be considered for a full-time academic appointment at a rank and appointment type commensurate with qualifications and experience in the appropriate academic unit; such an appointment may be conditional upon the successful award of the CRC to the candidate.