The Kule Institute for Advanced Study, founded by a generous gift from Drs Peter and Doris Kule, is the University of Alberta’s most important centre for research in the humanities, fine arts and social sciences. With a total endowment equivalent to $12 million and over $400,000 per year to disburse on research activities, KIAS offers an unparalleled opportunity to foster and build research excellence. The Institute seeks a Director with passion and serious intellectual credibility in any area of the humanities and social sciences to chart a scholarly course for the next five years. Budgeting, donor stewardship and administrative experience are preferred but not essential, since the Institute is well supported. The single most important criterion is vision: what should our flagship research centre do, and how will we get there?
The five-year term begins 1 July 2013. It carries teaching release of 2HCE per year and offers a modest research stipend. The search is open to tenured professors in any of the SSHRC disciplines at the University of Alberta.
Please submit a letter of application, a current CV and the names of 3 referees to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 1 March 2013. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed and asked to make a public presentation of their vision for KIAS during the week of 18 March 2013. Questions about the position should be directed to Heather Zwicker, Vice-Dean of Arts, who will chair the Selection Committee.