Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM) are invited to submit applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC). Applicants must hold a Senior Scientist appointment at PM  or have a firm offer of employment at PM by start date of CRC tenure.
In order to address the underrepresentation of groups who experience systemic barriers in the CRC Program (as identified by the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat), this special call is open only to individuals who self-identify as women as defined by the Employment Equity Act or as transgender, gender-fluid, nonbinary or Two-Spirit. This initiative follows the provisions for special programs as described by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The identification of outstanding candidates from this designated group supports the University of Toronto and University Health Network (UHN) commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and our public mission for the pursuit of excellence and equity, as well as the institutional capacity to fulfill the objectives of the University’s Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.
Tier 1 Chairs are for outstanding established scholars. To meet the criteria of the program, nominees must be outstanding and innovative world-class researchers whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their fields; be recognized internationally as leaders in their fields; have superior records of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (taking into account different practices in the relevant field or discipline) and, as Chairholders, be expected to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers; and be proposing an original, innovative research program of the highest quality. The nominee’s research area must align with the subject matter eligibility of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Applications should include:
1) A two-page research proposal describing research plans for the position and highlighting the major themes of research to be completed over the next seven years;
2) Current curriculum vitae (CV), covering the past five years. Applicants with eligible career interruptions and other circumstances that may have affected research productivity can extend the CV coverage to match the leave time (e.g., an applicant with a one-year leave should submit a CV covering the past 6 years); and
3) A half-page plan describing actions that will be taken to promote inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility within the institutional environment and/or in their curriculum/research.
All materials should be submitted to by June 2, 2023.
For more information about this specific CRC opportunity, please contact
UHN recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions due to personal circumstances can be part of an excellent academic record. Nomination committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments.
UHN is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with a disability and others who may contribute to diversity within our organization.
UHN is a respectful, caring and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process, providing the applicant has met the bona fide requirements for the open position. Applicants can make their request for accommodations by contacting
For further information on the federally endowed Canada Research Chairs Program, open to all nationalities, including eligibility criteria, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website. For more information about the CRC nomination process at the University of Toronto, contact Judith Chadwick, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services, at
All applicants to this CRC opportunity are required to self-identify. Self-identification data is important to UHN’s ability to accurately respond to equity targets set by the CRC Program. Because this is a special opportunity for members of the four federally designated equity groups, applicants will be asked separately to provide their consent to use their self-identification information for the purposes of screening and consideration. Please note that this information will be securely accessed only by members of a central selection committee and, for nominees selected, by an Equity Advisor, on a need-to-know basis and will otherwise be kept confidential.
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Friday, April 28, 2023