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Posted on: April 22, 2021
Deadline: May 5, 2021
Grade: 12
Campus: SGW


This posting represents a full-time contract of 30 months.


Reporting to the Associate Dean, Research, the incumbent is responsible for the development and the facilitation of research and research-creation in the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS). Working directly with faculty members and research units, the incumbent promotes the development of research paths and clusters within the Faculty, with other Faculties and with external partners.

Primary responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in mapping out and developing research-related activities in FAS (e.g., infrastructure support, collaborative research, research centres, mentoring, strategic use of research budgets, research clusters, identification of research synergies across units) within and between the sectors (Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities).
  • Stimulate research development for individual faculty members, through expert advice, mentorship, assistance and information sharing. Plan, implement, and support research development and grant deployment as appropriate.
  • Convene and lead a community of practice for research proposal preparation in FAS.
  • Provide in-depth content-related reviews and comments on individual and team-based grant applications. Includes guiding faculty members in planning and writing sections that relate to knowledge translation and dissemination, community outreach, and EDI.
  • In collaboration with existing research groups, seek and secure strategic alliances and partnerships.
  • Working with OVPRGS, actively interface and liaise with Tri-council, FRQ and other national and international granting organizations to identify new opportunities arising in relation to FAS disciplines.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge of the faculty research capacity including faculty members' research strengths and expertise.
  • Actively liaise with University Communications Services to promote research at FAS, through websites, social media, traditional media, etc. Ensure that research website and other media platforms contain accurate and up-to-date information.
  • Actively liaise with Advancement to identify research opportunities.
  • Keep abreast on practices in research administration—open access, data sharing and facilitate this for researchers (gather info on what is happening at the university and services currently available).
  • Perform other duties in support of the FAS as needed.


  • Master’s degree that is research-based, with 2-4 years of relevant research-based work.
  • PhD, an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in research development and deployment as well as in individual and group grant writing experience.
  • Proven experience with at least one, preferably more, of the disciplines represented in the FAS.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the range of disciplinary research practices in a Faculty of Arts and Science, including for example individual vs. collaborative research, research-creation, research that is community-driven, field-based, or lab-based, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the provincial, national and international funding landscape including but not limited to, Tri-council (including CFI and CRC) and FRQ. Emergent knowledge of the international funding landscape for FAS disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to read analytically and critically.
  • Exceptionally detail oriented, with outstanding organizational skills with ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical skills to synthesize information and to develop and implement new policies and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver workshops.
  • Excellent knowledge (level 5) of spoken and written English in order to communicate effectively with internal and external partners and to review proposals, reports and analyses; very good knowledge (level 4) of spoken and written French in order to communicate effectively with internal and external partners and to review proposals and reports.
  • Good knowledge (intermediate level) of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and proficient knowledge of e-mail functions.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a great sense of initiative and ability to follow through.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with ability to work independently as well part of a team.
  • Possess sound judgement and discretion.


$72,783.89 - $86,940.11 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by May 5, 2021. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

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