Director Position – Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families

The Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families (CUP) is seeking to fill the position of Director beginning July, 2011.  CUP is a community-university collaboration located in the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta.  Since its inception in 2000, CUP has developed community-based, collaborative projects involving research and knowledge sharing in a wide variety of areas.  CUP comprises four tenure-track faculty members, research and administrative staff, a wide variety of community and university partners, and a Steering Committee consisting of leaders from the community and university. For information about CUP, see “About CUP” at For information about the Faculty of Extension, see

The Director will have the opportunity to work with highly committed and skilled collaborators in the university and community on projects of shared interest.  Past projects have been local, regional, and national in scope and have spanned a broad range of topic areas.  Key responsibilities will include continuing the development of CUP’s leadership in community-engaged research; working with the Steering Committee, staff and community partners to advance and enhance community-engaged scholarships; leading, supporting and mentoring four tenure-track academic staff as well as numerous project staff; and securing ongoing funding for CUP’s operations.

Candidates will hold a PhD and should have (a) a strong record of research, as well as experience in obtaining funds from major granting agencies, (b) strong leadership and communication skills, and (c) the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of partners and staff.  Expertise in community-based research and knowledge mobilization would be an asset.

The Director will hold a tenure-track position at the University of Alberta with the possibility of a cross-appointment in another faculty or government or community agency.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications; a comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance will also be provided.

Review of letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, will commence on November 1, 2010 however, the competition will remain open until filled.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Al Cook, Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Extension by email

Applications can be submitted online at
or by mail directed to:

Dr. Katy Campbell
Dean, Faculty of Extension
University of Alberta
2-246 Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton AB T5J 4P6

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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