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Portfolio: Innovation, Science and Industry
Organization: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Position title: Member
Location: Across Canada
Application Review Date: September 25, 2023
Opportunity number: J0823-0537
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing talent, generating insights and forging connections across campuses and communities, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council strategically supports research and world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world, enhancing our understanding of modern social, cultural, technological, environmental, economic, and wellness issues.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council works to achieve the greatest strategic impact for Canada through promotion of and assisting research and scholarships from the expenditure of public funds, and provides advice that ensures that public funds are allocated in a manner that maximizes research outcomes to enable a strong, vibrant research community in the social sciences and humanities; and to advise the Minister in respect of such matters relating to such research as the Minister may refer to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for its consideration.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has a governing council consisting of the President and not more than 18 other members, whose mandate is to advise the president on strategy, risk management, performance management, and stakeholder relations. The members are distinguished representatives from the academic, not-for-profit, public, and private sectors.
Council members represent the Canadian public and rely upon their knowledge of current issues and trends in the social sciences and humanities research community to strengthen the President’s ability to lead the organization with the conviction that comes from independent advice and, with the support of Council, to confidently account to the Minister and to Parliament for the decisions made, the resources expended, and the results achieved.
Diversity and Official Languages
We are committed to providing a healthy and accessible workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to achieve one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful, inclusive and harassment-free work environment.
Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.
The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language.
To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience
If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.
If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:
Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment
A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.
A list of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.
How to Apply
Review of applications (more information here) will begin on September 25, 2023. Candidates should apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.
Instructions on how to apply for an appointment opportunity can be found on the Governor in Council Appointments website. https://clients.njoyn.com/cl3/xweb/XWeb.asp?NTKN=c&page=login&BRID=&jobid=J0823-0537