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Hope Chair in Peace and Health

McMaster University’s Faculty of Humanities invites applications at the rank of Assistant  or Associate Professor for the endowed Hope Chair in Peace and Health to begin July 1, 2020.

The Hope Chair will teach and conduct research at the intersections of peace and health, such as social justice; restorative justice; human rights; trauma and healing; immigrant/refugee health and well-being; communities in crises; health disabilities; narrative medicine; cultural differences and conceptions of care; healthcare ethics; health law; health disparities; global health crises; arts-based health interventions, or peace education and advocacy.

In addition to pursuing a strong, interdisciplinary research agenda in peace and health, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses and provide academic leadership and service to the program in Peace Studies and work collaboratively to establish on campus and/or community events and programs. There will also be opportunities for MA and PhD supervision in the candidate’s home department, and if appropriate in the Faculty’s MA program in Gender Studies and Feminist Research.

The successful applicant must hold a doctorate in a Humanities or cognate discipline. The applicant must also demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and research and a willingness and ability to support the collegiality of our intellectual community as well as the university-wide goals of equity, diversity and inclusivity.

How to Apply

  • Submit a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and statement on the goal of building an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.
  • Application materials must be submitted through the University’s electronic portal: (Job Opening # 30210).
  • Two letters of reference may be requested of finalists.
  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions.
  • Complete applications received by February 15, 2020 are assured of full consideration.
  • Direct queries about the position to

For information about McMaster’s Faculty of Humanities, see

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University gathers information about applicants’ status as either a permanent resident of Canada or Canadian citizen. Applicants need not identify country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

  • Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. All qualified candidates are invited to apply, and we welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

Diversity Survey

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey can be found at

The survey takes approximately two minutes to complete. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process.