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Canada Research Chairs at Baycrest Health Sciences - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Toronto’s Canada Research Chair program is administered by the University in partnership with nine affiliated hospitals in the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TASHN).

This website complements the information provided on the University’s website and provides information specific to Baycrest Health Sciences, including postings for available Canada Research Chair opportunities at Baycrest Health Sciences.

Baycrest Health Sciences is working with its TASHN partners to develop an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (to be released December 15, 2017). Please consult the CRC website to learn more about the Federal program’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Practices that aim to increase transparency within the program and which also requires firm targets to increase nationally the number of chair holders from the four designated groups as defined by the CRC program: women; Aboriginal peoples; persons with disabilities; and members of visible minorities.

Read more about diversity and inclusion at Baycrest.

Canada Research Chair opportunities at Baycrest Health Sciences:

The University of Toronto is responsible for administering and allocating the Canada Research Chair program for itself and its affiliated hospitals.  Baycrest Health Sciences currently has four CRCs.

There are currently no open CRC positions.

The four CRC’s at Baycrest Health Sciences are held by:

  • Dr. Donna Rose Addis, Canada 150 Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging (starting in September 2018)
  • Dr. Jean Chen, Canada Research Chair in Neuroimaging of Aging
  • Dr. Cheryl Grady, Canada Research Chair in Neurocognitive Aging
  • Dr. Jed Meltzer, Canada Research Chair in Interventional Cognitive Neuroscience

Archive of past CRC postings at Baycrest Health Sciences:

 CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER 2) IN NEUROIMAGING, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences (Posted August 2015)

Subject to approval through the Canada Research Chair Secretariat, this is an appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin January 01, 2017. See the deadlines noted below.

The Rotman Research Institute (RRI) is a premier international centre for the study of human brain function. The primary research focus is on memory and the executive functions of the brain, both in normal aging and in the presence of diseases and conditions which affect the brain, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  The Rotman Research Institute supports behavioral, neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies of memory, attention, and perception, including research on changes in cognitive function that arise from brain damage, disease and/or normal aging, and the development of cognitive rehabilitation strategies. The Rotman Research Institute has state-of-the-art eyetracking, electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography laboratories and a research-dedicated Siemens 3 Tesla MRI in-house at Baycrest.

The Chair will have significant opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration given the broad and diverse research and creative interests and capabilities within the Rotman Research Institute. In addition, the Chair will work closely with researchers to develop a robust imaging program in will seek meaningful research linkages to leverage external resources and support.

The appointment, contingent upon a successful CRC nomination, will commence January 01, 2016.  The position will be a fulltime at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Tier 2 CRC positions have a five-year term and are renewable once. 

Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

The Rotman Research Institute’s eligibility criteria include:

  • Research program has a strong focus on neuroimaging and the application of neuroimaging techniques to the study of structural and functional brain changes in aging
  • Demonstrated creativity in research program through the development of innovative analysis and imaging techniques;
  • Demonstrated potential to achieve international recognition in neuroimaging field in the next five to ten years.
  • Demonstrated through current lab incumbents to attract, develop and retain trainees at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels
  • Demonstrated upward trajectory of productivity, as indicated by journal publications and secured grant funding

Step 1 – To be submitted by August 25, 2015

Applications should include:

(1)           A detailed curriculum vitae

(2)           No more than two pages addressing the criteria noted above.

(3)           Since Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination).  Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, 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.  

Contact Jennifer Ryan (jryan@research.baycrest.org) and Jean Lazarus (jlazarus@baycrest.org), in writing, for more information or questions regarding your eligibility should you have earned your highest degree more than 10 years ago.

Step 2 – To be submitted by 5:00 p.m. September 2, 2015

The submissions under Step 1 will be reviewed by a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair Review committee to determine if the candidate meets the requirements to move forward to Step 2.  The following additional items are required under Step 2:

(1)           A cover letter with a statement of the applicant’s qualifications of relevance and the applicant’s expected contribution to the Rotman Research Institute.

(2)           A detailed description of the candidate’s proposed research program, including a statement on the potential for the research program consistent with the focus of the CRC and to contribute to the Rotman Research’s Institute strategic research directions.

(3)           Samples of relevant published writing or other relevant materials

(4)           Names and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Act and the Canada Research Chairs Employment Equity Strategy, Baycrest is committed to ensuring a transparent, open and equitable recruitment and nomination process that encourages and provides equal opportunity to persons of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, and members of visible minorities).

For complete eligibility requirements and program information, applicants should review the Canada Research Chair website.

For further information please contact Dr. Jennifer Ryan (jryan@research.baycrest.org), Academic Director, Rotman Research Institute,

CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER 2) IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences (Posted August 2016)

Subject to approval through the Canada Research Chair Secretariat, this is an appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin January 2018. See the deadlines noted below.

The Rotman Research Institute (RRI) is a premier international centre for the study of human brain function. The primary research focus is on memory and the executive functions of the brain, both in normal aging and in the presence of diseases and conditions which affect the brain, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  The Rotman Research Institute supports behavioral, neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies of memory, attention, and perception, including research on changes in cognitive function that arise from brain damage, disease and/or normal aging, and the development of cognitive rehabilitation strategies. The Rotman Research Institute has state-of-the-art eyetracking, electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography laboratories and a research-dedicated Siemens 3 Tesla MRI in-house at Baycrest.

The Chair will have significant opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration given the broad and diverse research and creative interests and capabilities within the Rotman Research Institute. In addition, the Chair will work closely with researchers to develop a robust imaging program in will seek meaningful research linkages to leverage external resources and support.

The appointment, contingent upon a successful CRC nomination, will commence January 1, 2018.  The position will be a fulltime at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Tier 2 CRC positions have a five-year term and are renewable once. 

Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

The Rotman Research Institute’s eligibility criteria include:

  • Research program has a strong focus on cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging and the application of neuroimaging techniques to the study of structural and functional brain changes in aging and associated disorders (e.g., stroke, dementia)
  • Demonstrated creativity in research program (e.g., development of innovative empirical, analysis, or imaging techniques; rehabilitation programs)
  • Demonstrated potential to achieve international recognition in the field of cognitive neuroscience or neuroscience in the next five to ten years.
  • Demonstrated through current lab incumbents to attract, develop and retain trainees at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels
  • Demonstrated upward trajectory of productivity, as indicated by journal publications and secured grant funding

Step 1 – To be submitted by August 22, 2016

Applications should include:

(1)           A detailed curriculum vitae

(2)           No more than two pages addressing the criteria noted above.

(3)           Since Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination).  Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, 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.  

Contact Jennifer Ryan (jryan@research.baycrest.org) and Jean Lazarus (jlazarus@baycrest.org), in writing, for more information or questions regarding your eligibility should you have earned your highest degree more than 10 years ago.

Step 2 – To be submitted by 5:00 p.m. September 15, 2016

The submissions under Step 1 will be reviewed by a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair Review committee to determine if the candidate meets the requirements to move forward to Step 2.  The following additional items are required under Step 2:

(1)           A cover letter with a statement of the applicant’s qualifications of relevance and the applicant’s expected contribution to the Rotman Research Institute.

(2)           A detailed description of the candidate’s proposed research program, including a statement on the potential for the research program consistent with the focus of the CRC and to contribute to the Rotman Research’s Institute strategic research directions.

(3)           Samples of relevant published writing or other relevant materials

(4)           Names and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Act and the Canada Research Chairs Employment Equity Strategy, Baycrest is committed to ensuring a transparent, open and equitable recruitment and nomination process that encourages and provides equal opportunity to persons of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, and members of visible minorities).

For complete eligibility requirements and program information, applicants should review the Canada Research Chair website.

For further information please contact Dr. Jennifer Ryan (jryan@research.baycrest.org), Academic Director, Rotman Research Institute,

 CANADA 150 RESEARCH CHAIRS FOR INTERNATIONALLY BASED RESEARCHERS AND SCHOLARS (Posted July 2017)

The nominations process followed is outlined at the Canada Research Chair program page.