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The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Canada Research Chair - Tier 2

Call for Nominations – Internal Candidates only        


Sinai Health is announcing an internal call for two Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRC) positions at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute that will become available in 2021. The CRC competition deadline is in mid-April 2021.

In addition to meeting the criteria of the CRC program below, the hospital has set the following specific criteria:

  • The nominee must be an Investigator appointed to Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) and is not restricted to a particular area of research
  • In cases where nominees have non-research commitments at the hospital or University (e.g. clinical or administrative), these commitments should be limited so that the nominees can carry out their program of research at the level expected of a Canada Research Chair

Tier 2 Chairs are for emerging scholars and the successful nominee should be within ten years of receiving their highest degree. To meet the criteria of the program, 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.

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.

Applications should include: 1) a letter of interest describing your qualifications and research plans for the position, 2) a full curriculum vitae. All materials should be submitted to Gareth Taylor (grtaylor@lunenfeld.ca) by January 11, 2021.

For more information about this specific CRC opportunity and/or if you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact Gareth Taylor (grtaylor@lunenfeld.ca).

Sinai Health recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions due to personal circumstances can be part of an excellent academic record. Search committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments


Sinai Health is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community.

Further information regarding nomination and eligibility criteria may be found here. For questions about the CRC nomination process at the University of Toronto and affiliated hospitals, contact Judith Chadwick, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services - crc@utoronto.ca.


We support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy.  Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department at (416) 586 4800 ext. 6871. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.


The Canada Research Chairs Program requires institutions to collect self-identification data from all applicants, following the program’s best practices. This data is important to the Sinai Health’s ability to ensure that researchers from diverse groups are able to benefit from participation in the program.

Please complete the self-identification form that can be found here.  This form is voluntary and any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by the search committee or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated and anonymized data regarding the applicant pool will be reported only to the chair of the selection committee, the committee’s equity advisor, and a small number of staff members at Sinai Health for purposes of program administration and to meet reporting requirements.

All applicants to this CRC opportunity are required to complete the form. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in any of the groups where applicable. While completion of the survey is required, providing answers to the individual survey questions is voluntary, and applicants can log a response indicating that they decline the survey. Applicants who have not completed the survey will not be considered for this CRC opportunity.