Research Chair Climate Change Adaptation

Aurora College
Inuvik, NT, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
5-7 Years
Degree Required: 


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Department Information

Aurora College's mission is to demonstrate leadership in the delivery of relevant and meaningful education and research rooted in strong connections to Northern land, tradition, community and people.

Job Information

The Research Chair is located in Inuvik and one of eleven positions reporting to the Vice President Research. The Research Chair will be responsible for building an applied research program, and conducting research activities at Aurora College.

The Research Chair is responsible for securing funding for research program development. The incumbent is expected to take a lead role in the development of a research program that addresses regional priorities and aligns with Aurora College’s strategic goals. 

The Research Chair requires a combination of knowledge and successful experience in the following areas:
Knowledge of multi-disciplinary research methodologies and their application in a northern context
Experience partnering with Indigenous communities and governments on research activities
Knowledge of federal and territorial research funding programs and corresponding departments
Knowledge of current discipline-specific research and knowledge
Experience in developing research programs and designing and carrying out complex research projects in an academic environment
Experience with project management and demonstrated organizational skills
Experience developing and sustaining research partnerships, including partnerships with Indigenous communities and governments, private sector, and other government bodies
Experience developing and writing successful funding proposals
Experience creating student research projects, and supervising and mentoring students
Excellent supervisory skills
Academic writing experience
Community engagement, communications and public outreach experience
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of government, non-government and academic organizations
Discipline-specific computing skills
Experience creating budgets and managing finances
Demonstrated ability in building teams, strategic planning and setting and achieving goals

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Completed PhD in relevant field
Five years’ experience in research project management
Five years’ progressive experience in management /supervision of staff
Five years’ experience implementing research programs in remote locations

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