Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC)

  • Contract
  • Canada

University of Alberta


The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD) invites applications from current FoMD faculty members for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC).

The University of Alberta is committed to working for equity, diversity, inclusion, and access and to deepening and living out commitments to Indigenization and decolonization. The University of Alberta thus strives to remove barriers that some people in Canadian society and in postsecondary environments continue to experience and to build an accessible, equitable, and inclusive culture in support of the full participation of its diverse workforce. The CRC Program has identified four designated groups (FDGs): women and gender minorities; Indigenous Peoples; members of racialized minorities; and persons with disabilities. To support its commitments, the FoMD welcomes applications from all qualified persons who self-identify as a member of one of the following group: women and gender minorities. Additional information about the specific actions set out by the University of Alberta for the CRC program can be found in the University of Alberta CRC EDI Action Plan .

This Tier 1 CRC is open to clinician-scientists working in Pillar 2-4 research areas (Clinical Research; Health Services Research; and/or Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health Research). This is in recognition of the need to increase FoMD’s research capacity in these areas. 

Applications are particularly encouraged from faculty members working in areas aligned with one or more research centres and institutes that are based in FoMD . This will help to ensure alignment with FoMD research priorities.

Duties and Expectations:

The applicants will 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 successful candidate will hold a MD, MD/PhD, MD/MSc, or equivalent in health research. 

CRC Requirements:

Nominees for Tier 1 Chair positions must be full professors or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination.

Please consult the University of Alberta CRC Coordinator, Glen Thomas ([email protected]) for more information about the CRC Program. Full program information, including details on eligibility criteria and acceptable leaves, can be found on the Canada Research Chairs website: https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx

The University of Alberta recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process

The successful applicant will be nominated for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair. Nominations are reviewed by the CRC Secretariat, and appointment as a Canada Research Chair is conditional upon their approval.

To Apply:

1. All applicants to this job posting are required to self-identify. Applicants will receive a questionnaire link from [email protected] within 2-3 weeks of submitting their applications. The survey will be sent to the email address that is listed on the application. Please be sure to check your spam box for receipt of this email. Please do not forward the link as it is unique to the email address. For any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected].

NB: The University of Alberta must collect self-identification data from all applicants as part of its participation in the CRC Program. This data is used to ensure that the institution is progressing towards meeting its EDI targets as set by the CRC Program.

2. Submit a current and comprehensive CV and a two-page description of your recent, current and anticipated research activities for the next five years by clicking the “Apply Online” button below by April 15, 2024.

Questions about this competition should be sent electronically to [email protected].

Questions about the CRC Program can be directed to Glen Thomas, CRC Coordinator and Advisor, [email protected].

Applicants who require an accessibility arrangement for their application, interview, and/or subsequent recruitment meetings can contact [email protected] to arrange appropriate accommodations.

Posting date: March 15th, 2024.

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

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