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CRC Tier 2 Positons in the Faculty of Health Sciences - Stem Cell

The Faculty of Health Sciences is currently holding an open competition for an upcoming Tier 2 CRC in Stem Cell Research.

Nominees for Tier 2 Chair positions should, at a minimum, be assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels and must hold a full-time faculty appointment at McMaster University within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Individuals who have a firm offer of employment in one of these categories to the University that takes effect by July 1, 2019, are also eligible.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to establishing itself as a world leader in the area of hematopoietic stem cell research and cancer, which has been supported through the Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute. This Tier 2 CRC will be used to strategically support this area of research strength.

The successful candidate will be an established researcher in the area of stem cell biology research and an internationally renowned researcher in the molecular basis of normal stem cell renewal and malignancies associated with the deregulation of normal stem cell biology.

 

Tier 2 Chairs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. Tier 2 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.

Candidates who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have had career breaks, 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. Please contact Tracy Arabski at arabski@mcmaster.ca for more information. Full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria, can be found at the Canada Research Chairs website at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx. All nominations for CRCs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

The diversity of our community and our workforce is integral to and at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research, teaching and service excellence, as well as our broader learning environment. To achieve this vision for inclusive excellence, McMaster is committed to principles of equity and inclusion. McMaster invites applications from all qualified candidates and particularly welcomes applications from self-identified Indigenous (First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ persons of marginalized sexual orientation and gender identities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

How to apply:

The application and review process requires interested applicants to complete the “Application to be nominated for a Canada Research Chair” which reflects all criteria and indicators of success and include a most recent CV. The deadline for submission for this competition is January 30th, 2019.  The Dean will have final approval of all recommendations regarding CRC allocations. A CRC review panel will review applications and successful applicants will be invited to complete a full application to CRC. Applicants will be notified of their success and the successful applicant will be asked to submit their CRC application based on the time of the expiry of the CRC as outlined below.

McMaster University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions and personal circumstances (e.g., pregnancy, early childcare, eldercare, illness, etc.) can have on an applicant’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their applications the impact that career interruptions, or other issues may have had as described under “Career Interruptions” at CRC’s Requirements for recruiting and nominating Canada Research Chairs at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/equity-equite/recruitment-recrutement-eng.aspx. Further detail may be found under Guidelines for Assessing the Productivity of Nominees at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/peer_reviewers-evaluateurs/productivity-productivite-eng.aspx#career.

Applicants should submit the application to be nominated for a CRC chair, cv, and a statement describing any contributions that the applicant may have made to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching, learning, research or service within post-secondary, community-based and other professional settings (2 pages maximum).

All applicants must also complete a brief Diversity Survey as part of the application process. This survey can be found at https://surveys.mcmaster.ca/limesurvey/index.php/834664?lang=en and will take approximately two minutes to complete. The questions are voluntary. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) to communicate accommodation needs.

Queries should be addressed to Tracy Arabski, Director, Health Research Services at arabski@mcmaster.ca or ext. 22515.

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