Researchers at KITE - UHN are invited to submit applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Rehabilitation Research. Applicants must hold a scientist appointment at KITE. The successful candidate will be nominated by KITE for the next CRC competition.
KITE’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 a global reputation in his/her field, including evidence of international collaborations with other leading experts. Applicants must have a proven track record of research excellence and scholarship: high-impact publications, peer-reviewed research funding, training of highly qualified personnel, knowledge translation activities, and /or experience in developing new treatments, devices or products, gathering evidence that guides changes to policy or public opinion.
Tier 2 Chairs are for emerging scholars and the successful nominee should be within ten years of receiving their PhD or MD. To meet the criteria of the program, nominees must be excellent emerging world-class researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity; have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; as chairholders, 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.
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.
Applicants are invited to submit the following:
1) A complete academic curriculum vitae (CV) that includes information on all career breaks
2) A two-page research proposal highlighting the major themes of research to be completed over the next seven years
3) 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 #859780
CRC requires the collection of self-identification data in relation to the four designated groups for all applicants to CRC opportunities. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. Responses to all survey questions are 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 the search committee. Aggregated and anonymized data regarding the applicant pool will be reported only to the chair of the selection committee and the committee’s equity advisor for purposes of program administration and to meet reporting requirements. Applications will only be considered complete once the survey is submitted.
Further information regarding nomination and eligibility criteria may be found here. For more information about the CRC nomination process at the University of Toronto and affiliated hospitals, contact Judith Chadwick, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services, at, or visit the University of Toronto's CRC web page. For more information about this specific CRC opportunity, please contact Helen Chan at
UHN recognizes 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 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 accommodations known once they are contacted.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2020