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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

OPEN - The Grace Glaum Professorship in Arthritis Research

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) is inviting internal applications for the Grace Glaum Professorship in Arthritis Research. The Professorship appointee will lead and conduct research in arthritis, fostering collaborations within the McCaig Institute, CSM and the University of Calgary. The Professorship is funded via a Gift Agreement with the Calgary Foundation, currently providing $55,000 per year in funding.
Applicants must be at the rank of Associate or full Professor, with a research program in arthritis, including (but not exclusive to) joint pain, joint inflammation, or engineering approaches to mitigate arthritis. The appointee will be expected to develop innovative uses for the funding from this professorship and to provide leadership in developing and maintaining a high quality, externally funded program in arthritis research at the University of Calgary. The successful applicant will also be expected to promote collaborative research across disciplines, building on strengths and utilizing existing resources available in CSM and the McCaig Institute.
The appointment will be for a five-year term, renewable once upon successful review and continued funding from The Calgary Foundation.
The Cumming School of Medicine is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interest, 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 a fair assessment of their application.
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply to medendow@ucalgary.ca by no later than February 29, 2024 (new deadline).
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 Professorship

OPEN - Suter Professorship in Parkinson’s Research

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) is inviting internal applications for the Suter Professorship in Parkinson’s Research. The Professorship will lead and conduct research in Parkinson’s disease, fostering collaborations within the CSM and the University of Calgary. The Professorship is funded via the Eva Henrietta Suter University of Calgary Endowment, providing an approximate spending allocation of $45,000 per year.
Applicants must be an associate or full professor (or eligible for promotion to this rank), with a research interest in Parkinson’s disease. The appointee will be expected to develop innovative uses for the funding from this professorship and to provide leadership in developing and maintaining a high quality, externally funded research program at the University of Calgary. The successful applicant will also be expected to lead collaborative research across disciplines while building an identifiable program of clinical care. Engagement with community is essential to highlight recent advances in treatments and promote ongoing research initiatives.
The appointment will be for a five-year term, renewable once upon successful review.
The Cumming School of Medicine is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interest, 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 a fair assessment of their application.
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply to medendow@ucalgary.ca by no later than February 29, 2024 (new deadline).
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


OPEN - The Jessie Boden Lloyd Professorship in Immunology Research

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) is inviting internal applications for The Jessie Boden Lloyd Professorship in Immunology Research. The Professorship will lead and conduct research in immunology, fostering collaborations within the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, the CSM and the University of Calgary. The Professorship is funded via the Jessie Boden Lloyd University of Calgary Endowment, providing an approximate spending allocation of $95,000 per year.
Applicants must be a full professor (or eligible for promotion to this rank), with a research interest in immunology. The appointee will be expected to develop innovative uses for the funding from this professorship and to provide leadership in developing and maintaining a high quality, externally funded research program at the University of Calgary. The successful applicant will also be expected to lead collaborative research across disciplines, building on strengths and utilizing existing resources available in CSM and the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. Engagement with community is essential to provide education on immunology and promote ongoing research initiatives.
The appointment will be for a five-year term, renewable once upon successful review.
The Cumming School of Medicine is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interest, 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 a fair assessment of their application.
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply to medendow@ucalgary.ca by no later than February 29, 2024.
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 Professorship

OPEN - The Dr. Lloyd Sutherland Professorship in IBD/GI Research

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) is inviting internal applications for The Dr. Lloyd Sutherland Professorship in IBD/GI Research. The Professorship will lead and conduct research in immunology, fostering collaborations within the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, the CSM and the University of Calgary. The Professorship is funded via a University of Calgary Endowment, providing an approximate spending allocation of $88,000 per year.
Applicants must be a full professor (or eligible for promotion to this rank), with a research interest in inflammatory bowel disease and/or gastrointestinal disorders. The appointee will be expected to develop innovative uses for the funding from this professorship and to provide leadership in developing and maintaining a high quality, externally funded research program at the University of Calgary. The successful applicant will also be expected to lead collaborative research across disciplines, building on strengths and utilizing existing resources available in the CSM and the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. Engagement with community is essential to provide education on IBD/GI and promote ongoing research initiatives.
The appointment will be for a five-year term, renewable once upon successful review.
The Cumming School of Medicine is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interest, 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 a fair assessment of their application.
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply to medendow@ucalgary.ca by no later than February 29, 2024.
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 Professorship

OPEN - GSK Professorship in Inflammatory Lung Disease

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) is inviting internal applications for the GSK Professorship in Inflammatory Lung Disease. The Professorship will lead and conduct research in inflammatory lung disease, fostering collaborations within the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, the CSM and the University of Calgary. The Professorship is funded via the GSK University of Calgary Endowment, providing an approximate spending allocation of $105,000 per year.
Applicants must be a full professor (or eligible for promotion to this rank), with a research interest in inflammatory lung disease, with an emphasis on airway inflammation. The appointee will be expected to develop innovative uses for the funding from this professorship and to provide leadership in developing and maintaining a high quality, externally funded research program at the University of Calgary. The successful applicant will also be expected to promote collaborative research across disciplines integrated with a respiratory focus, building on strengths, and utilizing existing resources available in the CSM and the Snyder Institute. Engagement with community is essential to provide education on inflammatory lung disease and promote ongoing research initiatives.
The appointment will be for a five-year term, renewable once upon successful review.
The Cumming School of Medicine is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interest, 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 a fair assessment of their application.
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply to medendow@ucalgary.ca by no later than February 29, 2024.
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 Professorship

OPEN - Chair in Brain Tumour Research

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) is inviting internal applications for the Chair in Brain Tumour Research. The Chair will provide leadership in developing and maintaining a world-class brain tumour research program for Alberta. The Chair is funded via the Brain Tumour and other cancer related University of Calgary Endowments, providing an approximate spending allocation of $195,000 per year.

Applicants must be a full professor (or eligible for promotion to this rank), with a research interest in brain tumour research. The appointee will be expected to provide leadership in developing and maintaining a world-class brain tumour research program for the province of Alberta. The successful applicant will also be expected to lead collaborative research across disciplines, building on strengths and utilizing existing resources available in the CSM, the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, and the new Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Engagement with community is important to provide education and promote ongoing research initiatives.

The appointment will be for a five-year term, renewable once upon successful review.

The Cumming School of Medicine is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interest, 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 a fair assessment of their application.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply to medendow@ucalgary.ca by no later than April 1, 2024.

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