AINA is the cornerstone of a variety of world-leading research initiatives conducted by scholars from across Canada. AINA, which serves a wide variety of southern and northern stakeholders united by a common interest in the Arctic, delivers its mandate through a number of flagship programs such as Arctic journal, the Kluane Lake Research Station and the
Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS). The Institute also publishes books, manages scholarships, and maintains Canada's premier university-based library collection of northern and Arctic books and reports, in addition to a rich art and photographic collection.

The ideal candidate will be a leading scholar in one or more fields of northern inquiry and/or policy development with an academic background suitable for appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor. S/he will hold a PhD, and will possess the aptitude to develop, lead and deliver multi-disciplinary educational and research programs. Preference will be given to candidates with strong connections with academia, government, industry, and particularly with northern communities and their aboriginal and non-aboriginal governments.

The successful candidate will be appointed as AINA's Director for a renewable term of five years, and will also be cross-appointed to a home Department at the University of Calgary.

To apply, please submit curriculum vitae, a statement of northern interests, and the names and contact information of at least three referees to:

Dr. Jon Meddings
Vice-President Research
c/o Ms. Shawna Boyko
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive, N.W.
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Applications will be considered, in confidence, as they are received. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but Canadians and permanent residents will be given