Tier 2 CRC in History of Science and Technology Policy

The University of Ottawa and its Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in history of science and technology policy. Preference will be given to researchers working on innovation and Canadian policies in a global context from an historical perspective. The aim of the ISSP is to be the leading institute in Canada for research, teaching and knowledge transfer in the area of science, society and policy, and a major contributor to international dialogue, particularly on the topic of emerging technologies. The chairholder will assume a leadership role and contribute to capacity building at the ISSP.

Tier 2 CRCs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, please consult the following webpage: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#nominees.

Required Qualifications: A PhD in History or equivalent, superior achievement in the CRC’s identified area(s), a commitment to teaching and graduate training, a strong track record in and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, excellent communication skills in either English or French with a passive knowledge of the other official language.

Rank and salary: Regular academic tenure-track appointment in the relevant Faculty.


Deadline:  March 31, 2014


Application Package: Interested scholars are invited to submit an application consisting of the following:

  • A cover letter;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • A research plan demonstrating the applicant’s strong commitment to research excellence, with details on how this research plan will mesh with the goals of the ISSP;
  • A statement of teaching interests; and
  • The names and email addresses of three people who may be contacted  by the university for letters of reference.

The position will remain open until filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The application package should be sent by post, courier or email (a single PDF file is preferred, documents in Word format will also be accepted), to this address:

Dr. Mona Nemer, Vice-President, Research

University of Ottawa

550 Cumberland, room 246

Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5

Phone: 613-562-5270 / Fax: 613-562-5271