Canada Research Chair – Tier 2 Positions In The Fa

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City : Hamilton

Category : Other

Industry : Education

Employer : McMaster University

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 has a vision to achieve creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching, research and service by engaging a diverse and highly talented educational community and embodying the values of integrity, respect and collaboration.
The Faculty of Health Sciences seeks an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty member of the highest caliber and welcomes applications from highly qualified candidates with skills and abilities that will contribute to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and the workplace. Evidence of leadership skills, excellence in service, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is also required.
McMaster is experiencing an exciting period of growth in data science research. This is apparent across all disciplines on campus and is exemplified by the MacDATA Institute, which boasts over 200 faculty and graduate student fellows who are actively engaged in data science research. Incumbents will become members of the MacDATA Institute.
Position Description:
The Faculty of Health Sciences invites applications for 3 Tier 2 CRCs in health analytics and data science, broadly defined, including machine or statistical learning with a health sciences focus. The Chair will be a full-time appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, 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 are also eligible.
Tier 2 Chairs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are intended for exceptional emerging researchers (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination) and 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 Dr. Jonathan Bramson at  for more information. Full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria, can be found at the Canada Research Chairs website at All nominations for CRCs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.
The successful applicant must demonstrate a compelling vision for both continuing and further developing McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences strengths in research in health analytics and data science as well as carrying on and enhancing McMaster University’s Strategic Research plan. The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in a related discipline.
The Chair will be expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise and cultivate an intellectual community of graduate students working in one of these areas, to help sustain the collegial atmosphere within the Faculty, and to help realize the Faculty’s and University’s commitment to the goals of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
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, Métis and Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ persons of marginalized sexual orientation and gender identities.Hamilton, ON

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