Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in New Media and Digital HumanitiesEdit

St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), one of Canada’s leading primarily undergraduate universities, intends to nominate an exceptional individual for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in New Media and Digital Humanities.  The University prides itself on the excellence of its teaching and research, the success of its graduates, and its strong commitment to community partnerships and social justice.  StFX offers an intimate learning environment and a curriculum that encompasses Faculties of Arts, Science, Education, Business, a School of Nursing, and the Coady International Institute.  Our historic residential campus is home to just over 4,200 students from across Canada and around the world, as well as 265 full-time faculty members dedicated to providing our students with a post-secondary education conducive to intellectual and personal growth.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead an original and high quality research program focused on New Media and Digital Humanities that complements and builds on existing research capabilities at StFX, provides leadership in this area among Atlantic Canadian universities, and demonstrates potential for strong research collaboration nationally and internationally in this area.  StFX has a strong commitment to equity and inclusion, as well as research that is conducted in partnership with Indigenous and other under-represented populations in ways that are responsive to their research interests.  Candidates who can contribute to these efforts are strongly encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will have the potential to attract excellent students and to mentor future researchers in a small, primarily undergraduate university environment. 

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs, 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.  More information on the CRC program including eligibility criteria can be found at  This nomination is subject to review and final approval by the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat in Ottawa.  Contingent on success of the CRC nomination, the successful applicant will be offered a position at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor.  Salary and rank will depend on experience and qualifications.  Consideration of applications will commence January 16, 2017.  Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a description of the proposed research program, and a summary of experience with mentoring and training.  Applicants must also include plans for future training of highly qualified personnel, as well as the names of three referees.  Applications should be sent to: 

 Dr. Richard Isnor

Associate Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies

St. Francis Xavier University

PO Box 5000, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada B2G 2W5

 Electronic submissions in the form of pdf files may be sent to

The University Strategic Research Plan is available at

St. Francis Xavier University is committed to merit-based hiring and to employment equity.  St. Francis Xavier University respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and members of disadvantaged groups.  Procedures to allow non-Canadian chairholders to work in Canada have been established by Employment and Social Development Canada.  Canadian applicants are advised to review the relevant website that are provided on the Canada Research Chairs Program website:

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