Call for Nominations - Canada 150 Chairs


-----Nominations were closed as of Friday, July 28, 2017-----
Published: 6Jul2017


The Government of Canada, through its new Canada 150 Chairs program, is committed to enhancing Canada’s reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
The program provides Canadian universities with a one-time investment to attract top-tier, internationally-based scholars and researchers, in all disciplines of research, to Canada. A press release and details of the program are found here.


Nominations are invited at all ranks and in any academic discipline. Nominees will be scholars with a PhD degree and an established international reputation appropriate to their career stage, as evidenced by the quality of their research dossier and endorsements by referees of high international standing in their field. Nominees are expected either to build research capacity in new fields or increase research capacity and strength in existing areas as outlined in McGill’s strategic research plan.
The successful nominees in the national competition will be offered a full-time tenure-track or tenured position, as appropriate to their rank, in the academic unit(s) that will best fit their expertise, including McGill-affiliated health or other academic institutions. Appointments will commence at any convenient date in the calendar year 2018. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and academic duties will be detailed at the hiring stage.
At this early stage, McGill University invites nominations for internal pre-selection of candidates to present to the Canada 150 program. The internal pre-selection will be completed by August, 18, 2017 and the application dossiers of the selected candidates will be filed by September 15, 2017 to enter the national competition, whose results will be announced by 31 December 31, 2017.
Nominations must be submitted electronically to the Vice-Principal Research and Innovation at research [at] on or before Friday, July 28, 2017.
The following supporting documents are required:
  • a cover letter and curriculum vitae (as one pdf document)
  • a statement of research
  • the names and contact information of three referees


McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their letter of intent in their application. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at (514) 398-1660 or angela.campbell [at]


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