Chairs & Professorships Applications

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CSM Chairs and Professorships - Guidelines for Chair holders

Recently, the Cumming School of Medicine’s (CSM) Strategic Research Council (SRC) met to discuss opportunities and collaborations linked to our Chairs and Professorships. Below is a document they approved, outlining the general principles for the use of endowed funds associated with CSM Chairs and Professorships. These principles are in alignment with the Terms of Reference for each Chair and support the CSM’s endowment processes. If you have any questions, please contact medendow@ucalgary.ca

Mental Health Initiative for Stress & Trauma (MIST) Chair

 

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) is inviting internal applications for the Mental Health Initiative for Stress & Trauma (MIST) Chair. The Chair will lead and conduct research in mental health related to stress and trauma as well as develop transdisciplinary collaborations within the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI). The MIST Chair will be established as a limited term Chair with renewal dependent on future funding.

Applicants must be a Full Professor (or eligible for promotion to this rank), with demonstrated research leadership and outstanding research productivity as demonstrated by high quality publications and demonstrated success in the acquisition of external research funding and awards.

Applications are encouraged from candidates who are engaged in research on the neurobiology of stress, establishing new links between brain trauma and mental health – these aspects capture the strength and breadth of expertise in the HBI and the CSM. Applicants who are generating learning opportunities and with a particular focus on understanding stress and emotion, detecting emotional states in others, brain trauma and mental health, developing new therapeutic approaches and stress education platform for the public are encouraged to apply. It will also be important for applicants to have a strong foundation supporting the training of experts (graduate students, post-doctoral fellowships) on stress and trauma related mental health outcomes and treatments. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program.

The Cumming School of Medicine is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online to medendow@ucalgary.ca by no later than August 31, 2022.

Please be aware that the application attachments should be organized to contain the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 2 page description of the vision for the Chair