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Health Research Chair in Community Health and Aging
St. Thomas University

Date Posted Jun. 8, 2018
Title Health Research Chair in Community Health and Aging
University St. Thomas University
Department Gerontology
Application Deadline Aug. 15, 2018
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Fredericton, NB
  • Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Gerontology

St. Thomas University invites applications for its newly established Health Research Chair in Community Health and Aging. This tenure-track/tenured appointment (at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) will begin on or before July 1st 2019.

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

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

The successful candidate for the Research Chair will have:

  • a strengths-based vision of aging focusing on the resilience and citizenship of older adults;
  • a commitment to fostering healthy, age-friendly communities, re-framing society’s perception of an aging population (from problem to asset), encouraging communities to value the social contributions of older adults, and promoting opportunities for inter-generational engagement;
  • a Ph.D. in Gerontology or a related field;
  • a strong track-record of research and publication;
  • 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: August 15, 2018 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.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Kim Fenwick
    Vice-President (Academic & Research)
    St. Thomas University
    51 Dineen Drive
    Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3


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