Researchers at UHN's KITE Research Institute are invited to submit applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation Research. Applicants must hold an appointment at the KITE Research Institute at the level of Scientist. The successful candidate will be nominated by the KITE Research Institute for the next Canada Research Chair competition.
KITE Research Institute’s areas of focus include prevention, restoration of function, enhanced participation, and independent living. The successful candidate is expected to be actively engaged in one of the above fields of study and have experience in (i) developing new treatments, devices or products, or (ii) gathering evidence that guides changes to policy or public opinion.
Excellence of the Applicant
Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). They should, at minimum, be assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process (further information here).
To meet the criteria of the program, nominees must be excellent emerging world-class researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity; have the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers; and be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality.
Further information regarding nomination and eligibility criteria may be found on 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 ( or visit
For questions about the CRC nomination process at UHN, contact Helen Chan, Director, Research Strategy & Development (
Application Package
Applicants are invited to submit the following:
  • a complete academic curriculum vitae
  • a two-page research proposal highlighting the major themes of research to be completed over the next five years
  • a one-page description of how the applicant will help attract additional resources, including financial, non-financial, training and/or collaboration opportunities
To apply, please visit the UHN Careers website and apply through Posting #847011.
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.
We recognize that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions due to personal circumstances can be part of an excellent academic record. Search committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments. 
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 accommodations known once they are contacted.
As part of your application, you will be required to complete a brief Diversity Survey. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in any of the groups where applicable. While completion of the survey is required, providing answers to the individual survey questions is voluntary, and applicants can log a response indicating that they decline the survey. Any information directly related to you is kept strictly confidential and cannot be accessed by any member of the search committee. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning and reporting purposes only. Applicants who have not completed the survey will not be considered for this CRC opportunity.
Closing date: September 2, 2019
Posted On: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019