Top 150 Research Chairs

Universite de Montreal in Canada

Deadline August 07, 2017
Date Posted July 10, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Call for applications for Canada 150 Research Chairs


The Université de Montréal is seeking statements of interest by top-tier researchers in applying for the Canada 150 Research Chairs program.


The program will allow the Université de Montréal to strengthen its research capacity by recruiting internationally renowned researchers who are working outside of Canada. The University is also looking to diversify its faculty, encourage the exchange of different perspectives and enrich its teaching and research environment.


The Université de Montréal is the world’s leading general research French-language university, according to major international rankings. With its affiliated schools, HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal, it ranks 3rd 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.


Applicants accepted by the Canada 150 Research Chairs program will then be subject to the normal selection and hiring process for professors at the Université de Montréal. If applicable, the researchers concerned will be appointed as regular professors in an academic unit, at the level corresponding to their career stage. They will take up their duties in 2018.


This call for applications is intended for exceptional researchers who have top-tier achievements in their respective fields, and is especially aimed at scholars with Canadian citizenship living and working abroad. The University is inviting them to consider this opportunity to come to Montréal and help significantly enhance Canada’s research capacity.


All fields will be considered, and only the quality of the applicants – as measured by their publications, peer recognition, ability to obtain research funding, etc. – will be considered at this stage in the process.


Anyone wishing to apply for a Canada 150 Research Chair at the Université de Montréal must submit an application to no later than August 7, 2017, comprising:


  • a covering letter;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • a brief description of their current and future research program;
  • the names and addresses of three references who are not in a conflict of interest situation vis à vis the applicant, as defined in the program’s Conflict of Interest Policy.


If you have any questions concerning this invitation, please send them to the same address.


Commitment to equal access to employment


Through its equal access to employment program, the University of Montreal invites women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities to apply. During the recruitment process, our selection tools can be adapted to the needs of the people with disabilities who request it. Be assured that this information will be kept confidential.


The University advocates for inclusion and diversity amongst its personnel and encourages people of any sexual orientation or sexual identity to apply.


Lastly, the University recognizes that career interruptions can have repercussions 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; this information will be duly taken into account during the evaluation.