Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

August 20th, 2019

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto invites applications for nomination to a Canada Research Chair, Tier 2. Applicants must be tenure-stream Assistant or Associate Professors in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.

Tier 2 Chairs are for emerging scholars, and the successful nominee should be within ten years of receiving their PhD. 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 curriculum vitae; and 3) if you are more than 10 years from having earned your highest degree, an explanation of why you feel you qualify for a justification as described in the link above. All materials should be submitted to socialwork.admin@utoronto.ca by September 27, 2019.

For more information about this employment opportunity, please contact Ko Clementson at socialwork.admin@utoronto.ca.

Further information regarding nomination and eligibility criteria may be found here. For more information about the CRC nomination process at the University of Toronto, contact Judith Chadwick, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services – crc@utoronto.ca or visit www.research.utoronto.ca/crc.

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

The University of Toronto 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.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  As such, we strive to make our assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible, and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. Requests for workplace accommodations and related issues can be addressed to the office of Health & Wellbeing Programs and Services.

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 University’s ability to ensure that researchers from diverse groups are able to benefit from participation in the program. All applicants to this CRC opportunity are required to complete the University of Toronto’s Employment Equity Survey. 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. If you have already completed the survey, thank you; your responses will be included in the aggregated results. Applicants who have not completed the survey will not be considered for this CRC opportunity.

Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. 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 in the Division of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, for purposes of program administration and to meet reporting requirements.

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