Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC)
Deadline : January 17, 2022
The University of
Montreal is seeking outstanding candidates for the current
Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC)
competition. The CERC
program, Canada's most prestigious Research Chair program, is
designed to attract world‑renowned researchers and their teams to
launch ambitious research programs at Canadian universities.
Through this program, Chairholders will be awarded up to $1 million
per year for a period of 8 years.
High-profile candidates are invited to express their interest
no later than January 17, 2022. At this stage,
applications will be treated confidentially.
Areas of excellence for CERC positions
Chairs of Excellence at the University of Montreal are possible
in a number of areas, ranging from humanities to basic
sciences, including but not limited to, social, clinical, and
applied research. Details and instructions for applications can
found on the following links.
The areas of excellence in which the University of
Montreal is seeking candidates are:
Bio-innovation and Digital Health
Brain, Mind, and Perception
Digital, Artificial, and Human Intelligence
Environment, Biodiversity, and Society
Innovative Materials and Processes
Social Systems, Democracy, and Responsibility
Senior applicants with world-renowed expertise and currently
holding positions in academia, government or industry are welcome.
The Chairholder is expected to initiate and develop new avenues of
research, and to enhance further the visibility and impact of the
University of Montreal as a hub of excellence in collaborative and
innovative interdisciplinary research. The successful candidate
will integrate a vibrant community, lead a trailblazing
interdisciplinary team and actively contribute to knowledge
mobilization within and beyond the academic community.
Strong principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) must
underlie the team composition (students, postdoctoral fellows,
highly qualified personnel, early career researchers) as well as
the research design.
Academic appointment to a tenured position at the level of full
or associate professor is a prerequisite and will be conducted in
strict compliance with the hiring procedures in place at the
University of Montreal.
For more information
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About University of Montreal
The University of Montreal is the world’s leading research
French-language university, according to major international
rankings. With its affiliated schools, HEC Montreal and
Polytechnique Montreal, it ranks 4th in Canada in terms of research
activities. It is also the largest university in Montréal, a city
recognized as one of the best in the world for its quality of life
and the size of its university sector. The University of Montreal
offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits.
The University of Montreal, a French-language university,
recruits the best specialists worldwide. It ensures, in accordance
University of Montreal's language policy, that newly recruited
professors who are not fluent in French benefit from an
institutional program to support them in acquiring French language
skills over a number of years.
Commitment to Equal Employment
The Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program aims to achieve
excellence in research and research training while strengthening
the promotion of best practices in equity, diversity and inclusion.
The University of Montreal fully subscribes to these objectives
and, through its Equal Access Employment Program, invites
applications from women, visible minorities, ethnic minorities,
Aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. It also invites
applications from people of all sexual orientations and identities.
At the applicant’s discretion, identification to one or more than
one of the abovementioned groups can be indicated in the motivation
The University of Montreal recognizes that career interruptions
can have an impact on an individual’s record of achievement,
without diminishing its excellence. If applicable, candidates are
encouraged to explain the circumstances of any interruption and its
impact on their career path and record.