Chair for Women in Science and Engineering at Memorial University

Memorial University of Newfoundland invites nominations and applications for the research Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the Atlantic Region, under an initiative of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council ( The goal of the chair program is to increase the participation of women in science and engineering and to provide role models for women considering careers in these fields. The Chair holder will be expected to spend up to 50% of her time in the promotion of the objectives of the initiative. Memorial University was the host of the 1997-2002 NSERC/Petro-Canada Atlantic Chair that developed a solid base of successful programs and collaborations upon which the new Chair may build ( The Chair holder will hold an academic appointment in a discipline in either the natural sciences or engineering, or both, as appropriate, and she will be expected to carry out scholarly work in her discipline. The candidate should be an accomplished engineer or scientist whose record and interests would be consistent with an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Candidates already holding a faculty position in a Canadian university must hold an NSERC Discovery Grant and external candidates must apply for a Discovery Grant. The Chair holder’s appointment will be contingent upon a recommendation by the appropriate University appointment committee and approval by the funding partners. Nominations and applications should include a curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three references, and a brief outline of the candidate’s ideas on how she would meet the objectives of the initiative. REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL COMMENCE MAY 1, 2003, with anticipated appointment as early as September 2003. Nominations and applications should be sent to: Dr. C. Loomis Vice-President (Research) Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John’s, Newfoundland A1C 5S7 Canada 709-737-2530 (phone); 709-737-2552 (fax); (email) Memorial University, the largest university in Atlantic Canada, plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador, offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to over 15,000 students from 50 countries ( The University provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. Memorial University is part of a lively, local scientific and engineering community which maintains an inventory of available positions for qualified partners. Partners of candidates for positions are invited to include their resume for possible matching with other job opportunities. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The terms of the Chair require that the Chair holder, in this instance, be a woman.
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