Research Chair in the social impact of cannabis/marijuana use at St. Thomas University

Wed, 2017-09-20 13:37 -- manager

St. Thomas University invites applications for its newly established Health Research Chair in the Social Impact of Cannabis/Marijuana Use. This tenure-track/tenured appointment (at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) will begin no later than July 1st 2018.

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900 students. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees.

This tenure-track/tenured position will be housed in either the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice or the Department of Sociology. The first five years of this position will be funded through the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation’s (NBHRF) Research Chair program. During this period, the successful candidate will benefit from a substantially reduced teaching load and have access to a generous fund to support their program of research.

The successful candidate for the Research Chair will have: a Ph.D. in Criminology, Sociology, or a related discipline, with research interests related to the social impact of cannabis use; a strong research track-record; and a strong record of, and commitment to, undergraduate teaching.

Completed applications must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a research portfolio including a (maximum 1000-word) research plan for the 5-year duration of the chair, and a teaching dossier. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Kim Fenwick, Vice-President (Academic & Research), St. Thomas University, 51 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G3. Electronic applications may be sent to

Closing Date:  November 1, 2017 or when the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal persons, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.