York University – Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Technoscience and Indigenous Communities

ID# 24-2361 Location: Toronto, ON

The School of Health Policy & Management and the School of Nursing, in the Faculty of Health at York University invites highly qualified applicants for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) at the rank of an Associate/Full Professor position in Technoscience and Indigenous Communities. This is a tenure-track appointment to the Professorial Stream to commence July 1, 2024.

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program seeks to attract outstanding researchers for careers at Canadian universities. Tier 1 Chairs are intended for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. Appointment to a Tier 1 Chair is for seven years, is renewable once, and comes with enhanced research support from the program. Nominees for Tier 1 Chair positions must be full professors or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination. Alternatively, if they come from outside the academic sector, nominees must possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at these levels. The successful candidate is expected to submit a CRC application within two years of this advertisement (December 2025). Please see the CRC website for further eligibility details.

York acknowledges the potential impact of various life circumstances (e.g., illness, disability, caregiving, family commitments) on a candidate’s record of research and other achievements. Candidates are encouraged to describe such circumstances and their impact in their application. This information will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

Recognizing the underrepresentation of Indigenous women and Indigenous gender minorities among CRCs, this position is open only to qualified researchers who indicate on the Affirmative Action self- identification form (see below) that they identify both as Indigenous Peoples of Canada (i.e., First Nations, Inuit, Métis, or registered to a US tribe whose homelands straddle the colonial Canada/US border) and as women or gender non-conforming (e.g., genderfluid, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, trans man, trans woman). The appointment is part of the University’s Affirmative Action program, which is based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Due date for completed applications: February 28, 2024.

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