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Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging, School of Nursing and the Division of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Tier 2
The School of Nursing and the Division of Community Health and
Humanities, Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland
invite applications for a Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging (Tier
2). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate
Professor. Details of the Canada Research Chairs can be found at
The Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging will undertake research
activities which lead to improved policy and practice for healthy aging
and aging communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Chair will take
advantage of existing and emerging areas of strength across the
university to engage in applied interdisciplinary research grounded in
the principles of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. The
Chair will build community research capacity by strengthening existing
ties and establishing new links among community agencies, policy
makers, and researchers. Priority will be given to individuals with a
promising publication record in refereed journals, and the ability to
develop a productive research program supported by external funding.
The ideal candidate will possess a PhD in Gerontology, Nursing, Public
Health, Health Sciences, Applied Health Sciences, or an equivalent
degree with a research and service record in the broad determinants of
healthy aging, as well as supportive services and policy development
for older persons. A research interest in women's roles as providers,
mediators, advocates, and negotiators of healthy aging would be
considered an asset.
Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As
the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the
educational cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering
diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students,
Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for
learning in St. John's, a safe, friendly city with greet historic
charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of
outdoor activities.  

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian
citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial
University is committed to employment equity and encourages
applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities,
aboriginal people and person with disabilities.
Closing date for applications is June 26, 2006. An application must
include curriculum vitae, two samples of published scholarly writing,
the contact details of three referees, and a letter that provides an
overview and discussion of relevant qualifications and plans for a
research program. Direct inquiries to Dr. Sandra LeFort, Director,
School of Nursing, care of Mrs. Elaine St. Croix at
Applications should quote competition number, VPA-NURS-2006-005 and
should be addressed to        
Dr. Sandra LeFort, Director, School of Nursing
Memorial University of Newfoundland
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St. John's, NL A1B 3V6