Canada 150 Research Chairs

Memorial University would like to connect with outstanding internationally-based (living and working outside of Canada) scholars and researchers who would be interested in exploring opportunities under the new Canada 150 Research Chairs Program.

The Canada 150 Research Chairs Program invests $117.6 million to enhance Canada’s reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Canada 150 Research Chairs are designed for and restricted to applicants living and working outside of Canada; this includes Canadian expatriates wishing to return to Canada.

If you would be interested in exploring opportunities for Canada 150 Research Chairs at Memorial further, please forward a cover letter with a statement of research interests, and a curriculum vitae to Submissions will be accepted until Aug. 4, 2017. Submissions from interested individuals will be forwarded to the appropriate Memorial academic department(s) to enable connections. Preference for Memorial’s nominations under the Canada 150 Research Chair program will be given to persons whose expertise aligns with our strategic research areas (see:

Memorial is interested in connecting with exceptional scholars with established internationally recognized reputations supported by scholarly records of achievement, productivity and impact commensurate with their career stage. They will have a PhD (or appropriate terminal degree for the discipline) at the time of appointment and be able to demonstrate a strong record of innovative world-class research through: peer-reviewed publications; external funding; presentations at global conferences, and endorsements by leading scholars in the field. Memorial also places high value on innovation and effectiveness in training highly qualified personnel; and it is expected that Memorial’s nominees for the Canada 150 Research Chair program will have demonstrated exceptional ability or potential to instruct, collaborate, and lead teams.

Memorial University is one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe, friendly city with great historical charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. More information on Memorial, its extraordinary research, and its academic programs can be found at

Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity for qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Memorial acknowledges that career paths can be diverse and that certain circumstances may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement. Interested persons are encouraged to explain any personal circumstances resulting in career interruptions (if applicable). Memorial University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for persons responding to this notice where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the expression of interest process, please notify Tina Hickey at or 709-864-2548. For more information, see


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