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Employer: Université de Sherbrooke

Closing Date: August 30, 2024

Location: Sherbrooke, QC

Job Description:

Call for proposals
No 06957
Posting period: May 13, to August 30, 2024
LOCATION: Main Campus
SCHEDULE: Full-time position


As part of the call for proposals for the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program, the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) is seeking applications to fill a professorship for a Tier 1 CRC. The CRC proposal must be in line with the unifying theme of Health: Promotion, Prevention and Precision Medicine.


This call for proposals is aimed at both current UdeS professors and external candidates. The following three faculties are participating in this call for proposals: the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences or the Faculty of Science. The faculty affiliation will be determined on the basis of the expertise and orientation of the candidate’s research program.


The Tier 1 CRC is tenable for seven years and may be renewed once for a further term of seven years. Renewal nominations, like new nominations, follow CRCP’s and Université de Sherbrooke’s peer review process.


The candidate’s main area of expertise must relate to the unifying theme mentioned above. The CRC Program was established by the Government of Canada to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising researchers. 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. Alternatively, if they come from outside the academic sector, nominees must possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at these levels.


The candidate will be chosen by a selection committee based on the following criteria:
• Scientific relevance of the proposal
• Structuring impact and relevance of the proposal to the research themes of the UdeS and its programs
• Ability to obtain research funding primarily from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
• Compliance with Tier 1 CRC selection criteria


Please visit the website of the CRC Program to find out more about the program and the eligibility criteria for candidates.


In accordance with the diversity and equity objectives, career interruptions for parental, medical and family leave will be taken into account when assessing applications. As such, candidates are encouraged to identify such periods in their curriculum vitae or cover letter.


• Teach at all graduate and undergraduate levels.
• Supervise graduate students.
• Develop fundamental, clinical and applied research activities.
• Take part in university life.
• Contribute to community service.


• Doctorate in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience and education.
• Strong interest and aptitude for teaching, higher education pedagogy, as well as for research, development and innovation.
• Leadership, initiative, and ability to communicate and interact efficiently and smoothly with internal and external partners.
• Ability to teach in French or to reach that level quickly.
• Ability to comply with the requirements for responsible conduct in research.
• Experience or interest in interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary research and knowledge transfer.
• Candidates for Tier 1 CRC must be full professors or associate professors or have the qualifications required to become one within two years of being nominated.
• Candidates wishing to be affiliated to the Faculty of Engineering must be members of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec or have the qualifications required to become a member and undertake to become one as soon as possible.


The working conditions are governed by the collective agreements in force.


Regular, full-time, tenure-track position,
Anticipated start date: To be determined


The University of Sherbrooke values diversity, equality, equity and inclusion in employment within its community. It is committed to supporting these values as a priority as strategic factors of excellence and supporting that diversity of perspective stimulates innovation and creativity. This commitment is formulated in its 2022-2025 Strategic Plan and its Summary for the CRCs (2022-2025).


Also affirming its will to contribute to reconciliation and healing, the UdeS has been deploying, for the past few years, various joint initiatives with members of the First Peoples, to better understand and promote their realities and their cultural heritage.


The UdeS invites all qualified individuals to apply, in particular, women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities under the Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi (PAEE). As such, the selection tools can be adapted to the needs of persons with disabilities who request them, in complete confidentiality. The UdeS also encourages individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The nominations for Canada Research Chairs (CRC) must enable the UdeS to make progress in achieving its representation targets for women, visible minorities, Aboriginals and people with disabilities, in accordance with the 2022–2029 CRC target-setting plan. As such, only applications from visible minorities, women and Indigenous people will be considered. The merit of Indigenous research is assessed with respect for its specificity and in accordance with the Guidelines for the Merit Review of Indigenous Research that apply to all Indigenous research regardless of the funding agency considered.


The deadline for submitting applications is August 30, 2024 at 5 pm
Check our website then submit your application online. For this opportunity, see offer 06957.
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Please attach:
1. Your curriculum vitae;
2. A cover letter indicating the targeted faculty;
3. A research program proposal (5 pages) including, specifically, the main axes related to your previous work; the objectives pursued; the summary program of activities; the integration with the theme; the training of the highly qualified personnel who will be called upon to collaborate; funding opportunities; and networking;
4. Reprints of your most relevant recent contributions to the areas indicated.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Candidates must be available between September 4 and November 8, 2024 for a possible interview


For more information, please visit the Université de Sherbrooke website:
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