Academic Openings at the Faculty of Social Science

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Academic Openings in Social Science

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Inequality and Gender

The Faculty of Social Science invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the area of Inequality and Gender at the rank of Assistant Professor (probationary: tenure-track) or Associate Professor (probationary or tenured).

Salary, rank and tenure status will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. The position starting date will be July 1, 2021, or as negotiated.



Assistant or Associate Professors in Corporate Governance or Corporate Finance,  DAN Department of Management and Organizational Studies

The DAN Department of Management and Organizational Studies invites applications from exceptional early or mid-career researchers for two tenured (at the rank of Associate or Full) or probationary (at the rank of Assistant or Associate) appointments in its Corporate Governance (CG) research cluster.

Potential applicants should have a PhD in economics, finance, management or cognate fields, and their research interests must be clearly linked to the CG research cluster. The appointment is available to begin July 1, 2020, although an alternate start date may be arranged.


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.