Assistant/Associate Professor (Research), Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Reference #: C-200529
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at McGill University and the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) invite applications for two Contract Academic Staff faculty positions (3-years non-renewable duration) in the field of digital vision therapies in humans as a member of the Contract Academic Staff at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Rank to be determined based on the chosen candidate’s experience. This position does not confer eligibility for tenure. The positions will be located at the Montreal General Hospital.
The McGill Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has highly active programs of basic, translational, and clinical research in processes and pathophysiology of the visual system. The BRaIN Program at the RI-MUHC is an interdisciplinary neuroscience research program that encompasses basic and translational neuroscience research with highly interactive research groups (approximately 130 principal investigators and >350 trainees). The Montreal General Hospital provides leading-edge treatment and patient care and supports cutting-edge research through the Montreal General Hospital Foundation. The Montreal General Hospital is located in Montreal, a cosmopolitan city with an attractive and affordable lifestyle.
• Develop an independent, externally funded fundamental and disease-relevant research program in the field of digital vision therapies in humans and closely-related areas. Individuals with experience in digital vision therapies with application to amblyopia are particularly encouraged to apply.
• Train and supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for successful careers in academia, industry, and/or government.
• Collaborate with other researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and BRaIN Program at McGill, the RI-MUHC and greater Montreal biomedical research community.
• Disseminate research findings through peer-reviewed publications and other knowledge translation and exchange activities.
• Participate actively in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission and demonstrate a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas (research, teaching, supervision of graduate students and involvement in academic and administrative committees).
Qualifications and Education Requirements
• Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field of research with advanced postdoctoral training.
• Evidence of exceptionally strong research experience and productivity, with the ability to attract competitive funding.
• Experience with cutting-edge tools for digital visual sciences related to brain connectivity and plasticity. Candidates utilizing human psychophysics, brain imaging, computational modeling and hardware/software development for understanding amblyopia and the development of digital vision therapies are particularly encouraged to apply.
• A demonstrated commitment to – and, in accordance with circumstances, a track record in – equity, diversity, and inclusiveness (EDI)
Contract Academic Staff
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/career-opportunities.
The following supporting documents are required:
- A cover letter & curriculum vitae (as a single pdf document)
- Statement of research (if including other documents, combine to make one pdf)
- The names and contact information of three referees
McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.
McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.
McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.