Assistant Professor, Azrieli Accelerator Professorship in Disability Law and Human Rights

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Assistant Professor, Azrieli Accelerator Professorship in Disability Law and Human Rights

Job ID: 28869 Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to M?tis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description The Faculty of Law and The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Disability Law and Human Rights. The successful application will use the title Azrieli Accelerator Professorship for a period of 5 years. During this 5-year period the successful applicant will have 75% protected time for research-intensive and research-related activities. The successful applicant will work closely with O’Brien Institute for Public Health and Alberta Children’s Hospital Institutes. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop links with other parts of the University, including potentially the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. The successful candidate will be responsible for reporting to the donor on the use of funds, outcomes and impacts. The appointment date for the successful candidate is anticipated to be July 2023. The Azrieli Accelerator Professorships The Azrieli Accelerator at the University of Calgary seeks to transform neurodevelopment research across the lifespan. With funding from the Azrieli Foundation, this initiative uses strategic investments to strengthen multi-disciplinary collaborations and launches big and bold research in the areas of neurodevelopment, neurodevelopmental conditions, and neurodiversity as they relate to all stages across the life course. The Azrieli Accelerator Professorships will bring new strengths to the University of Calgary, and the successful candidates will join a dynamic group of researchers who are engaged in the university’s transdisciplinary research strategy. The successful candidate will bring a record of achievement commensurate with appointment at an Assistant Professor level, including: Earned a PhD in Law Demonstrated success in research publications and other knowledge translation outputs Demonstrated success securing external postdoctoral funding from the Tri-Council funding agencies, other provincial, national, and/or international funding agencies, and industry contracts and potential for securing future funding. An emerging research program with a focus on disability policy and human rights Experience working on neuroethics and policy related to neurodevelopmental disability is an asset Experience working on analysis of accessibility policy and legislation is an asset Inclusion of a significant focus on transdisciplinary and lifespan perspective A plan for significant contributions to the Faculty of Law and School of Public Policy in high-quality teaching, graduate student supervision and mentorship, training of postdoctoral fellows, and service. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Please submit your application online via the ’Apply Now’ link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. The four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents). Please provide: cover letter summary of your teaching philosophy summary of your planned research program curriculum vitae Please include the names of three references with your application. Any questions regarding this position should be sent to the Dean, Dr. Ian Holloway and Dr. Jackie Sieppert via Franquie Parkinson, Executive Assistant, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, [email  protected] The closing date for applications is June 23, 2023 The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High , committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do. As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( [email  protected] ) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ( [email  protected] ). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada"Yes/No) Additional Information To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website . For more information visit Careers in the Faculty of Law. The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. About the University of Calgary The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university - a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit .

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