Canada Research Chairs
The Canada Research Chairs program provides funding in support of exceptional researchers at Canadian universities.
Mount Allison University Chairs work in the following areas of expertise:
Dr. Douglas Campbell
Canada Research Chair in Phytoplankton Ecophysiology
Dr. Lauren Beck
Canada Research Chair in Intercultural Encounter
Three nominations are currently pending and/or the results are embargoed.
Note that the results of the two internal nominations and one external nomination are currently embargoed and/or under review.
Internal Chair Recruitment Postings
- Internal Expressions of Interest for two (2) vacant Tier 2 Canada Research Chair Positions (pdf) (July 27, 2022)
Mount Allison University recognizes the undeniable impact that career interruptions and personal circumstances (e.g., pregnancy, early childcare, eldercare, illness, etc.) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Career interruptions will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.
Candidates who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have had career breaks, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc. may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 Justification process.
Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities.
Accommodations are available upon request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact Sabine Beisser, Interim Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
External Chair Recruitment Postings
- Tier 2 Canada Research Chair: Health Inequity and Racial Justice (pdf)
(November 24, 2020)
Archived Chair Recruitment Postings
- Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (pdf) (posted June 19, 2018, closed Aug. 20, 2018)
Tier 2 Chairs cannot be renewed for a third term, as per policy of the CRC program.
Although the CRC program permits renewals of Tier 1 Chairs for a third term in rare exceptional circumstances, it is Mount Allison’s present position that such renewals will not be considered.
All policies that govern the staffing of Canada Research Chair positions at Mount Allison University are administered by the Department of People and Culture and the university’s Collective Agreement with the Mount Allison Faculty Association. Additional information can be found within the labour relations and policies and procedures sections of our Leadership and governance webpage.
It is acknowledged that these policies may change over time in response to the action plan on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Below is the current utilization of available CRC allocations as well as Mount Allison's CRC EDI Target Setting Plan for 2021-2029.
For further information about the Canada Research Chairs program:
- 2019 Addendum to the 2006 Canadian Human Rights Settlement Agreement
- CRC Program Representation Statistics
- CRC Program’s Population-based Institutional Equity Targets 2021-2029
- CRC Program Requirements for Recruiting and Nominating CRCs
- CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Requirements and Practices
- CRC Best Practices Guide for Recruitment, Hiring and Retention
As reflected in our public endorsement of the Dimensions program charter principles, Mount Allison University is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) related to the Canada Research Chairs Program and the broader research enterprise of the university.
Named academic chairs (or professorships) are intended to enhance the academic and research missions of the University.
Individuals appointed to a named chair, normally drawn from the academic staff of the University, shall develop, support, and enhance academic and research programs through their engagement in scholarly activities.
Mount Allison's current named Academic Chairs include:
- Davidson Chair in Canadian Studies, Dr. Karl Hele (2020–2025)
- Pickard-Bell Memorial Chair in Music, Dr. David Rogosin (2019–2024)
- Reverend William Purvis Chair in English Literature, Dr. Andrea Beverley (2020–2025)
- Clement Chandler Avard and Florence Sybil Avard Chair in French Language, Dr. Mark Lee (2019–2024)
- Josiah Wood Chair in Classics, Dr. Bruce Robertson (2020–2025)
- Walter B. Cowan Chair in Religious Studies, Dr. Fiona Black (2019–2024)
- Obed Edmund Smith Chair in Physics, Dr. Mohammad Ahmady (2019–2024)
- Obed Edmund Smith Chair in Mathematics, Dr. Margaret-Ellen Messinger (2019–2024)
- Hart Almerrin Massey Chair in Philosophy, Dr. Roopen Majithia (2019–2024)
- Charles and Joseph Allison Chair of English Languages and Literatures, Dr. Peter Brown (2020–2025)
For more information, see Policy 3006 — Policy on Named Chairs.