Faculty of Health Sciences
The Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Pandemic Research and Prevention was established in 2020 to support the research activities of an individual who has demonstrated sustained excellence in the area of pandemic research, prevention and preparedness.
The Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University is seeking a basic or clinical scientist with significant research and educational experience in the area of pandemic research, prevention and preparedness. Applicants must possess a PhD or MD/PhD in a health related discipline and a strong desire to work collaboratively with other faculty members. The holder of this endowed Chair will:
Hold a faculty appointment in an academic Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University at a rank commensurate with experience;
Be an integral part of the institutional vision toward establishing and maintaining a world-class program in pandemic research, prevention and preparedness;
Contribute significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of pandemic research, prevention and preparedness through teaching and research at McMaster University;
Provide mentoring and leadership to future generations of researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences;
Undertake the normal duties of a faculty member in the Faculty of Health Sciences, including participation in the education programs of the Faculty and Department.
An annual allocation from the Chair’s endowment fund will be available to support expenses beyond the Chairholder’s salary and normal benefits.
The term of the Chair will be for a period of up to five (5) years, with the understanding that renewal for additional terms is possible if the Chairholder has made significant contributions to the field of pandemic research, prevention and preparedness.
How To Apply
To apply for this position, please submit your application online. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The application package must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience, a 5-year plan, and a brief statement describing the contributions you have made or plan to make to inclusive excellence in teaching, research, or service in academic, professional or community contexts (2-page maximum).
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University gathers information about applicants’ status as either a permanent resident of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
Questions regarding the position can be addressed to: Selection Committee for the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair, c/o email@example.com.
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