Our Eyes High strategic direction envisions the University of Calgary as a global intellectual hub. Both the Academic Plan and the Strategic Research Plan emphasize the importance of attracting new scholars to our academy, providing them with professional training opportunities, and ensuring successful research career trajectories in industry, academia, government, or non‐governmental organizations.
Postdoctoral scholars play a key role at our university. They come here with advanced skills and a research perspective developed at other leading institutions. Many come from beyond our borders and enrich the cultural diversity of our campus and community. During their tenure as postdoctoral scholars, they challenge our faculty to consider new research directions, mentor graduate students, and — because of the time they are able to dedicate to research — can have a significant impact on our shared goals of promoting discovery, creativity and innovation.
The Eyes High Postdoctoral Scholars Competition – Round 1 (2013) invested in 60 new positions, but actually netted 85 new postdoctoral scholars for a two-year term after leveraging from new external funding secured by the VPR. Round 2 (2014) invested in 50 new positions, and Round 3 (2015) will increase the number of high-quality postdoctoral scholars at the University of Calgary by an additional 50.
50 researchers have been invited to nominate a new scholar from outside the University of Calgary. Once they select a candidate, they will submit a nomination package to the Office of the Vice President Research. Interested candidates should contact researchers directly.
The nomination package should include:
Once the nomination package is reviewed and the proposed scholar is approved, a two-year position is offered with an expected start date in late 2015 or early 2016.