The successful candidate will be appointed as an Associate or Assistant Professor in the and then nominated for the CRC. The University of Ottawa is located on the ancestral land of the Algonquin people and its location in the National Capital Region provides many collaborative research opportunities, including through the , which is a joint graduate program with Carleton University. The Department of Biology values collegiality and applicants should identify ways they contribute positively to their academic communities.
The candidate will grow an exceptional, externally-funded research program addressing broad-scale ecological questions that address or that are vital to understanding global changes, such as climate change and land use change impacts on biodiversity, and/or addressing conservation biological challenges, potentially centered in plant ecology. Policy engagements and excellence in science communication are also encouraged. The selected candidate will build or expand partnerships and research collaborations with colleagues in this Department and with leading governmental, nongovernmental, and educational organizations centred in Canada and especially in the National Capital Region.
Tier 2 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. For each Tier 2 Chair, the institution receives $100,000 annually for five years, with an additional $20,000 annual research stipend for first-term Tier 2 Chairs.
Candidates should, at a minimum, be assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. Candidates who are more than 10 years from their highest degree must contact the University of Ottawa directly for questions related to their potential eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair. The institution may nominate a professor or a researcher who is more than 10 years from their highest degree at the time of nomination and has experienced legitimate career interruptions (). In such cases, the institution must submit to the Secretariat a formal justification (using the ), explaining why the nominee is still considered to be an emerging scholar. The University recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. New CRC nominees are also eligible for infrastructure support from the (CFI) to help acquire state-of-the-art equipment essential to their work.