Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) Healthy Aging

Faculty of Health Sciences

Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) Healthy Aging

The Faculty of Health Sciences invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Healthy Aging.

A World Health Organization priority, Healthy Aging is defined as the process of developing and maintaining functional ability than enables well-being in older age. Healthy Aging is oriented toward the capabilities that enable all people to be and do what they value, from meeting basic needs, to maintaining mobility, developing satisfying social relationships, and contributing to society. Priority areas of research in Healthy Aging include both a) understanding the nature of healthy aging and the broad conditions that contribute to healthy aging it in diverse groups, including the contexts of chronic health challenges and/or disability; and b) developing, and testing of novel interventions, services and/or policies designed to promote healthy aging ranging from prevention, to health promotion and to rehabilitation.

In accordance with the CRC (Tier 1) criteria, the successful candidate must be an outstanding and innovative researcher in Healthy Aging.

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of professor or associate professor with tenure, if qualifications and experience warrant, in the appropriate school within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

In accordance with CRC Policies, the selected candidate will be nominated by Western to apply for the Tier 1 CRC in Healthy Aging. The academic appointment is conditional upon the successful award of the CRC Tier I to the candidate.

The anticipated start date of the appointment is Jan. 1, 2020. The review of applications will begin Sept. 1, and will continue until the position is filled.