The Cameron Visiting Professorship in Northern/Circumpolar Research University of Alberta (Existing Professorship)

Inviting nominations for the Cameron Visiting Professorship Program (CVP):
Winter term (January-April 2019) or Fall term (September-December 2019)

The Cameron Visiting Professorship Program (CVP) brings northern/circumpolar-focused research scholars to the University of Alberta, allowing them to spend a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months at the University during an academic term.

The expectation is that the visiting professor should work with a faculty member on campus and will be co-hosted by UAlberta North and the said faculty member’s department/faculty. The award comes from UAlberta North and there are no financial obligations on the part of the department.

This is an excellent opportunity to attract a scholar from another university with whom you would like to work for a period of up to 3 months.

  • Value

    The visiting professorship is a non-salaried position and will have a maximum value of $12,000 per 3-month period. Compensation will include travel expenses (economy return flight to Edmonton), accommodation (up to $2,000 per month) and living expenses (up to $1,000 per month). There will be no provision for travel for family members.

    Depending upon the number of applications and availability of funds, more than one professorship could be awarded in a given year.

    The Cameron Visiting Professor will be provided with office space, library privileges, and access to the university’s electronic resources. The CVP does not provide salary replacement or administrative support.

  • Eligibility

    The Cameron Visiting Professorship is open to candidates from any discipline or field of study in Northern/Circumpolar research. The CVP program is designed for faculty from other Canadian and international universities, research institutes or equivalent organizations who are interested in collaborating with a University of Alberta faculty member in teaching and research on northern/circumpolar topics. Normally, the incumbent is likely to have existing interactions with a faculty member at the University of Alberta.

  • Nomination Procedures

    The application should include completed nomination form and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. 

    The upcoming deadline for nominations is 1st November.

    For more information, please contact Anita Dey Nuttall at (780) 492-9089;

  • Guidelines

    Terms of appointment

    The professorship is for a minimum term of 1 month and a maximum term of 3 months. The term of the appointment will be during either Fall term (September-December) or Winter term (January-April).

    Given the purpose of the Cameron Endowment, funds cannot be used for travel for research or fieldwork or attendance at conferences or workshops during the tenure of the CVP. The expectation is that the holder will have a presence on campus for the majority of their tenure and will contribute to the research and teaching environment of the University of Alberta.

    The visiting professor will be expected to deliver a UAlberta North sponsored public lecture, series of lectures/talks or seminars related to their research, be available for consultation with faculty and graduate students on a regular basis, and be available for the occasional guest lecture in relevant northern/circumpolar-related courses at the University of Alberta.

  • Deadline

    The next deadline to receive nominations for the Cameron Visiting Professorship Program (CVP) is November 1 2018.