Call for Applications: Board of Governors Research Chair program

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On behalf of the Board of Governors of the University of Lethbridge, the Office of Research and Innovation Services is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Board of Governors Research Chair (BoGRC) program.

In this call, there are up to six BoGRC positions available: three at the Tier I level and three at the Tier II level. 

  • A Tier I Board of Governors Research Chair is a tenured Full or Associate Professor with a distinguished record of internationally-recognized scholarly or creative activity, as well as a strong record of leadership in their field.  Tier I BoGRC’s will commence on July 1, 2019, are tenable for five years, and are renewable once.
  • A Tier II Board of Governors Research Chair is an early- to mid-career researcher with demonstrated excellence in scholarly or creative activity and outstanding leadership potential. Tier II BoGRC's are held by tenured or tenure-track faculty members at the Associate or Assistant level who are no more than 15 years from the conferral of their PhD or equivalent qualification.  Tier II BoGRC’s will commence on July 1, 2019, are tenable for 3 years and are nonrenewable.

Appointments will be made along Tri-Agency disciplines:

  • health and medical sciences;
  • social sciences (including education and management), humanities, and fine arts; and
  • natural sciences.

A Tier I and a Tier II position have been tentatively allocated to each discipline; however, the selection committee reserves the right to reallocate the positions based upon applications received.


Board of Governors Research Chairs will play a leadership role in promoting the overall development of research and creative activity at the University of Lethbridge, beyond their personal research programs.  Tier I BoGRC’s will be expected to be active mentors and play a leadership role in their field of expertise and stimulate growth in the research enterprise.  Tier II BoGRCs should contribute and participate in similar activities to build their leadership skills.  All BoGRCs should be dedicated to the training of the next generation of highly qualified professionals.

Details on eligibility, entitlements, and application requirements are available on the Vice-President (Research) website.  Applications should be submitted electronically, with the subject “BoGRC Application” to Penny Pickles using  The application deadline is December 1, 2017.  Letters of support are due by December 11, 2017.


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