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Faculty of Health Sciences: *NOMINATIONS CLOSED* for Canada 150 Research Chairs

McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences is seeking outstanding, internationally-based researchers (including Canadian expatriates) from Health Sciences and at all career stages for consideration as Canada 150 Research Chairs nominees.


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  • ApplicationForm and CV to Health Research Services by July 31st, 2017
  • Registration for Canada 150 online Application August 18th, 2017
  • Full Application due September 15th, 2017

Program Overview

The Canada 150 Research Chairs program will invest $117.6 million to enhance Canada’s reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. It will provide Canadian universities with a one-time investment to attract top-tier, internationally based scholars and researchers (including Canadian expatriates) to Canada.

Only researchers who are internationally based at the time of the application (both working and residing outside of Canada), including Canadian expatriates, are eligible for the program. Researchers who are already at a Canadian institution are not eligible. Please consult the Canada 150 Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

Selection Criteria

McMaster values a diverse community and encourages applications from highly qualified candidates with skills and abilities that will contribute to the values of equity, diversity and inclusivity in research, teaching and the workplace.  McMaster has a strong commitment to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. We also appreciate that these identity positions do not occur in isolation from one another.

McMaster’s nominees for the Canada 150 Research Chairs program will be selected in accordance with the following criteria:

  1. Research/academic merit of the candidate
    • The quality of the candidate’s research track record, as measured through bibliometric evidence or other measures of research productivity and impact.
    • The candidate is a top-tier, internationally based researcher whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their fields (as appropriate based on career stage).
  2. Potential contribution of the candidate to the research enterprise at McMaster and in Canada
    • The potential contribution of the research chair in enhancing the research landscape at McMaster and in Canada, such as:
      • filling a gap within existing expertise;
      • building research capacity in new fields or increasing critical mass in existing areas;
      • contributing to the values of equity, diversity and inclusivity in research, teaching and the workplace. 
      • likelihood that the work of the candidate will advance the reputations of McMaster and Canada as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence; and
      • potential for the candidate’s expertise to create social and economic advantages for Canada.

How to Apply

  • complete the application form;
  • provide the nominee’s curriculum vitae;
  • In our efforts to fulfill our commitment to the diversity, equity and inclusivity, you are invited to complete a brief diversity survey as part of the application process. This survey can be found at The survey is voluntary and will take approximately two minutes.  All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with the selection committee. The results of the survey are for institutional planning purposes, and support our efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity. 

McMaster University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions and personal circumstances (e.g., pregnancy, early childcare, eldercare, illness, etc.) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage candidates to explain in their applications the impact that career interruptions, or other issues may have had as described under “Career Interruptions” at CRC’s Guidelines for ensuring a fair and transparent recruitment and nomination process at Further detail may be found under Guidelines for Assessing the Productivity of Nominees at

Please submit application forms and a copy of the nominee’s cv to Tracy Arabski at by July 31st, 2017.

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

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) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

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