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Nomination of Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC)

Université Laval is recruiting the world's most outstanding scientists to fill Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) positions in 5 research areas.

These recruitments are being made as part of the 2022 CERC Program Competition from the Government of Canada. The CERC Program aims to attract the world's most accomplished scientists to Canada.

The candidates selected at the end of this competition will compete at the Canadian level in order to obtain:

  • a full professor position 
  • 8M$ research grant over 8 years (CERC Program funding)
  • 2M$ equipment grant
  • Many other competitive advantages.

Research areas

Interested candidates should apply following the instructions specified in the announcement specific to their research area.

ULaval's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Université Laval rejects all forms of discrimination, promotes excellence in research and research training and guarantees equal opportunities to all applicants. Our entire university community is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in order to create an environment that ensures respect and well-being. For more information, visit the webpage dedicated to EDI.

Valuing equity, diversity and excellence, Université Laval is strongly committed to provide an inclusive work and living environment for all its employees. For Université Laval, diversity is a source of wealth, and we encourage qualified individuals of all origins, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, as well as persons with disabilities, to apply.

Université Laval supports the principle that excellence and equity are compatible and complementary. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized and visible minority individuals, women, Indigenous Peoples in Canada, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, people from 2SLGBTQ+ communities, as well as all qualified individuals with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

About Université Laval 

University of impact, driven by innovation and the pursuit of excellence, Université Laval is one of Canada’s leading research universities, ranking 7th in the country, with over $426 million in research funding last year. A leader in distance education, it boasts more than 1,650 professors as well as 2,300 lecturers and other academic and research staff who share their knowledge with some 55,000 students annually, 27% of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. The university values diversity and is proud of the members of its community, who hail from 130 countries. The oldest French-language university in North America, Université Laval has, to this day, educated more than 326,000 people who each contribute in their own way to the advancement of society.