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Fredericton, NB
Science and Research
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent

St. Thomas University invites applications for its newly established Health Research Chair in the Social Impact of Cannabis/Marijuana Use. Scholars working in fields such as health, addiction, public policy, drug legalization, and youth mental health who have established or emerging research agendas focusing on cannabis use or impact are particularly encouraged to apply. This tenure-track/tenured appointment (at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) will begin no later than July 1st 2019.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

This tenure-track/tenured position will be housed in either the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice or the Department of Sociology. The first five years of this position will be funded through the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation's (NBHRF) Research Chair program. During this period, the successful candidate will benefit from a substantially reduced teaching load and have access to a generous fund to support their program of research.

What you'll need

Qualifications

The successful candidate for the Research Chair will have: a Ph.D. in Criminology, Sociology, or a related discipline, with research interests related to the social impact of cannabis use; a strong research track-record; and a strong record of, and commitment to, undergraduate teaching.

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Core Skills

PhD Sociology Criminology Health Research Research Teaching

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A little bit about us

St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds two Canada Research Chairs.

St. Thomas University originated in 1910, when Basilian Fathers assumed responsibility for St. Thomas College in Chatham, New Brunswick. The college began granting degrees in 1934, was renamed St. Thomas University in 1960, and relocated to Fredericton in 1964. St. Thomas now has 109 full-time faculty, and 12 buildings, several of which have earned architectural design awards and make the campus one of the most renowned in Canada.

Unique Approach to Education

St. Thomas is the only university in Canada wholly dedicated to the study of the liberal arts. A liberal arts education provides a broad base of knowledge and specialized skills that prepare students for a limitless list of careers or post-degree programs. Students gain a unique perspective from more than 30 academic disciplines as they choose from courses in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (2014), STU students rate faculty significantly higher than do their Maritime or Canadian counterparts while 91% rate their first-year experience as excellent or good and 91% would attend STU again.

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Completed applications must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a research portfolio including a (maximum 1000-word) research plan for the 5-year duration of the chair, and a teaching dossier. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Kim Fenwick, Vice-President (Academic & Research), St. Thomas University, 51 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G3. Electronic applications may be sent to vpacademic@stu.ca

Closing Date: September 30, 2018 or when the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal persons, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.