Canada Research Chair

  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 22, 2020
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Job Description


Job Type
Faculty (Except Sessional Faculty)

Instructional Type
Academic/Career(max 24 credits)

Faculty Type
Tenure Track

Anticipated Start Date

Position End Date (If Applicable)


Tier 2 CIHR Canada Research Chair Nursing and Populations Health (CRC- NPH)

Thompson Rivers University Kamloops British Columbia

Thompson Rivers University invites candidates for nomination to a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC), a tenure track or tenured position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in Nursing and Population Health (CRC-NPH). This is a special opportunity for an exceptional emerging Nursing scholar with an active program of research in the field. With support from the Government of Canada, the CRC provides an opportunity to focus on research and scholarship within a thriving interprofessional academic environment.

Nursing and Population Health (NPH) measured by health status indicators, focused on root causes and influenced by the interactions between social determinants of health, supports research that generates knowledge about solutions and implementing policies and actions to generate equity-oriented solutions. This call aligns with Federal initiatives to focus on Public Health approaches across a variety of clinical specialties with the World Health Organization's emphasis on health for all and with CIHR-Institute of PH mandate to improve the health of populations by creating innovative platforms for building and strengthening community action. As the CRC-NPH, you will contribute to building and extending NPH research by establishing a program of research aligned with the University's Research Plan that includes a focus on community and cultural engagement, technology optimization and sustainability. As the CRC-NPH, you will undertake cutting edge research that reflects the needs of rural, remote, and vulnerable populations and extends our University's reach locally, nationally and internationally. Your research plan will clearly articulate the key area of expertise, networks, partnerships and collaborations that extend the reach and capacity of the program of research with communities and organizations. You will identify how to enhance the link with faculty and partners within and outside the University and present a plan for trainees (graduate and undergraduate) who will contribute to the program of research.

As the CRC-NPH, you will have demonstrated capacity in grant crafting that results in increasing research funding from tri-agency, private industry and public and governmental sources. As the CRC-NPH you will pursue active knowledge dissemination plans using innovative mechanisms to reach broad audiences, including, but not limited to, peer review publications, conference presentations, policy briefs, reports, technological and social mediums. As the CRC-NPH, you will have the opportunity to work with graduate students in the School of Nursing's MN and the newly approved MN NP programs. You will play an integral role in enriching and supporting TRU's research platform. You will work with and be supported by a strong cadre of research chairs across the University. You will contribute to National and International research that is consistent with the goals of the CRC program, and that aligns with both TRU and the School of Nursing Strategic plans. Our growing graduate program and TRU's commitment to research are well-positioned to support the CRC-NPH in training highly qualified personnel within their field of research.

Located in Kamloops, BC, Thompson Rivers University defines itself as a place of belonging, where all people are empowered to transform themselves, their communities, and the world. A hub for travel, Kamloops is 3.5 hours from Vancouver, and a day's drive from Calgary, Prince George, Victoria or Seattle.




Preferred and Required Qualifications


The successful candidate must have:

  • A Ph.D. in Nursing or health-related field
  • Relevant research experience at a post-doctoral level or equivalent
  • Experience with the development of a successful independent research program
  • Potential to secure significant external funding
  • Eligibility for registration with BCCNP if applicable

Chairs are awarded by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat after a rigorous evaluation, and award decisions are expected in the Fall 2020. If the successful candidate satisfies the specific eligibility conditions of the program, the candidate may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, which provides significant protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment. The final appointment will be conditional on a successful nomination. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Details

Applicants must be exceptional emerging world-class scholars who have demonstrated particular research creativity, have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; and, as chairholders, have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students, and future researchers.

Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) will have their eligibility for a Tier II Chair assessed through the program's Tier II justification process. Please contact the TRU's Associate Vice-President of Research and Graduate Studies ( for more information.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions and personal circumstances can have on an applicant's record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain the impact of any such interruption(s) in their submission. Measures, including equity training on recognizing and combating unconscious, implicit, overt, prejudicial and other kinds of bias, are in place to ensure that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the evaluation process. The Canada Research Chairs website also provides full program information including details on eligibility criteria at


Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

Application materials should include:

  • A cover letter outlining the applicant's qualifications and how they fulfill the above-listed qualifications for NPH research
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (including examples of significant research contributions)
  • A detailed description of the applicant's proposed original five-year research program envisioned for the Tier II chair and its potential to attract funding; a statement on the potential program can contribute to (1) TRU's strategic research directions, (2) student training and other impacts on the broader community; and a statement on applicant's strengths and experiences in increasing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in a previous institutional environment
  • A teaching statement that documents the applicant's experience in and approach to training and mentoring diverse students and includes the applicant's teaching philosophy
  • Samples of relevant published writing or other relevant materials the names and contact information of three referees

Please submit your application via the TRU's careers portal at


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