Waterloo University: Indigenous Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) Opening

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher (internal or external to the University of Waterloo) to fill a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC), established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence (https://www.chairschaires.gc.ca/). Anticipated start date is January 1, 2023, though the actual start date is flexible/negotiable. To be eligible candidates must identify as Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk and those from other Indigenous communities across Turtle Island).

The candidate will lead an innovative program of high-quality research that will attract external funding and excellent graduate students. All areas of engineering and architecture will be considered with an emphasis on the Faculty’s research clusters: bioengineering and health, network connectivity and security, software, data analytics, AI and human-machine interactions, robotics and autonomous vehicles, automotive and mobility, additive and advanced manufacturing, sustainability, energy systems, nanotechnology, smart and adaptive infrastructure, water resources, architecture history and theory, urban space planning and design, entrepreneurship, and climate adaptation. Information on our research strengths can be found at

Applications will be considered as soon as possible when received, with full consideration assured for those
received by June 1, 2022.
Applications must contain:
• Cover letter (addressed to Dean of Engineering, Mary Wells). Please make sure this letter mentions the
research area you wish to pursue within the Faculty.
• Full CV.
• Completed self-identification applicant survey found at
https://uwaterloo.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_08RcdJzz6YAh4TX (as explained above).
Completed applications are to be uploaded to the following website:
Note: If you are selected to advance in the interview process, you will be given ample time to provide the
• Research Statement
• Teaching Statement

• Confirmation of Indigenous identity through a letter or oral statement of support from the individual’s
community that describes the individual’s involvement/role within the community, or a statement of
lived experience.
• Statement on experiences and how it can translate to academic service, collaboration, and leadership
• Three letters of reference will be requested for applicant

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University
regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all
employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and
inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and
marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk),
Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The full advertisement for this position, along with more details on how to apply, can be found here: https://uwaterloo.ca/research/sites/ca.research/files/uploads/files/eng-crc-t1-aa-ad.pdf

More information about Canadian Research Chairs at Waterloo can be found here: https://uwaterloo.ca/research/about-research/canada-research-chair-public-accountability/waterloos-canada-research-chairs 

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