Canada Research Chair Positions Available at Western

Dear colleagues,

The University of Western Ontario (Western) has just announced an open call for Canada Research Chair positions:

This is the first such time such an open call is happening at Western; typically, a Chair in “X” (e.g., planetary geoscience) is targeted, similar to how most other calls for faculty work.

I’m sending this notice to this list as one of the key requirements for these positions is alignment with Western’s research areas, which can be found here: Planetary Science & Exploration is one of the 10 signature research areas for Western. We are also home to the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration ( and the lead for the Canadian Lunar Research Network (, the Canadian affiliate member of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

Please note that this call is restricted only to applicants “who self-identify as a woman, Indigenous person or person with a disability”.

If you are interested in potentially joining our interdisciplinary space cluster here at Western, please apply and/or feel free to reach out to me.

All the best,

Dr. Gordon “Oz” Osinski | Professor & NSERC/MDA/CSA/CEMI Industrial Research Chair in Earth and Space Exploration
Director (Acting) | Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (
Director | Canadian Lunar Research Network (
Chair | GAC Planetary Sciences Division (
Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario
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