Job Opening: Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Aging & Health

Published: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Aging and Health funded by CIHR. This competition is an open search.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Aging and Health Simon Fraser University

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Aging and Health funded by CIHR. This competition is an open search.

We are seeking an outstanding and innovative researcher with a proven track record in one or more areas in aging and health with expertise in analyses of longitudinal data coupled with an interest in interdisciplinary research and knowledge translation. In particular, the candidate will have interest in developing a program of research harnessing the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging data, as well as other major gerontological data initiatives. They will also be expected to play a leadership role in building collaborative research clusters and networks at Simon Fraser University, nationally and internationally. We seek a candidate who is an internationally recognized leader in social/behavioural sciences, social epidemiology, health sciences, and/or health policy science with an outstanding record of high-impact publications and sustained research funding from national and international foundations, research councils, and development agencies.

The chair holder is expected to build research strength at SFU in aging and health;  and foster effective linkages among the Department of Gerontology, the Gerontology Research Centre, and other SFU units; as well as external agencies with mandates in aging and health research. The position requires an individual who will promote a trans-disciplinary team approach to problem-solving through research, teaching and service to aging and health problems facing a rapidly aging population. Although 75% of their time is protected for research, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and to attract, supervise and mentor graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, is also required.

To apply, candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and a brief descriptive statement of a proposed research program, teaching, and leadership plans for the next five years. These materials, along with the names of six academic references should be addressed to: Dr. Robert Gordon, Chair, Aging and Health CRC Search Committee, Associate Dean and Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University. The materials should be electronically sent to: Ms. Anne Marie  Barrett at

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2016.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU  Board of Governors. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details of this policy see:


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