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October 16, 2003




Centre of Regional Development Studies

Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for the position of Director of a new Centre of Regional Development Studies. The centre coordinates and facilitates the university’s educational, research, and outreach activities in the area of rural and regional development, providing a single point of access to expertise resident at the university’s several campuses and an instrument for disseminating Memorial’s contributions to rural sustainability.
The Director will report to the Vice-President (Academic) and be responsible for encouraging the development of appropriate academic programs, identifying funding from external agencies, matching needs for research with appropriate graduate programs, playing a coordinating and informational role for the university’s many outreach activities, and fashioning working partnerships within the university and with other organizations. The director will have a relevant doctorate and a demonstrated record of intellectual and administrative leadership.
The largest university in Atlantic Canada, Memorial provides diverse undergraduate and graduate opportunities for approximately 17,000 full- and part-time students within a fine learning environment. Further information about Memorial is available on the university’s website at Full terms of reference for the position of Director and details of remuneration are available from the office of the Vice-President (Academic).
Applications will be considered beginning Oct. 20 for a position to be filled effective Jan. 1, 2004 (negotiable). Please respond, including the names and addresses of three referees, to

Dr. Evan Simpson
Vice-President (Academic)
Memorial University
St. John’s, NF A1C 5S7

Memorial University is committee to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Filling this position is contingent upon approval of the Centre by the university Senate and Board of Regents.


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