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Canada Research Chair in Black Studies – University of Alberta

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Black Studies
Faculty of Arts – English & Film Studies
Competition No. – A110444426
Closing Date – Feb 15, 2021

The University of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

The Department of English and Film Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Black Studies. The successful candidate will lead an innovative program of research that develops any area across the breadth of Black Studies including the following:

Black or African Diaspora Studies
Black Canadian Studies
Black Literary and Cultural Studies
Black Feminist Literatures and Thought
Black Queer and Trans Studies
Caribbean Studies
Afro-Indigenous Studies
Africana Studies

Recognizing the long history and ongoing growth of Black presence in Alberta as well as the underrepresentation of Black Faculty at the University of Alberta, this opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black. Both Canadian and international scholars will be considered and they must hold a PhD (or equivalent). We seek research, leadership, and mentorship that will stimulate effective collaborations within the Department, Faculty, University and local, national, and international communities. The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of attracting and mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and will possess a strong record of obtaining external research funding. They are expected to articulate an original and groundbreaking program of future research.

Tier 1 CRCs are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. Nominees must be full professors or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination. In accordance with the Canada Research Chairs Program guidelines, the Tier 1 Chair is tenable for seven years and renewable once. Please consult the CRC website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (www.chairs­

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