Assistant Professor (Clinical), Geriatric
Reference #: C-200122
Assistant Professor (Clinical) – 2 Positions Available
Faculty of Medicine – Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics / McGill University Health Centre
The Department of Medicine of McGill University invites applications for two full-time clinician-scientists as a member of the Contract Academic Staff at the rank of Assistant Professor. The candidate will also be appointed to clinical practice in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The candidate will join the Geriatrics group, which consists of 9 full-time academic geriatricians and a Family Medicine member. The successful candidate must be interested in pursuing a strong academic career.
The Department of Medicine is a leader in academic medicine; our educational and research missions support excellent and innovative clinical programs across our teaching hospitals. The McGill University Health Centre is one of McGill’s major teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at Canada’s internationally renowned McGill University, located in the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal, in the province of Quebec.
As a clinician-scientist it is expected that the candidate will apply for external personal and operating support from the appropriate funding agencies (i.e. CIHR, FRQ-S). Should the candidate be successful securing additional sources of funding, they will be expected to devote a minimum of 50%-75% of their time to research. Startup funding including a research stipend may be available to a suitable candidate allowing for protected research time.
Clinical responsibilities will include rounding on the clinical teaching units, covering consult services, attending in outpatient clinics and taking evening and weekend on call duties in Geriatric Medicine. The candidate is also expected to be actively involved in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission (teaching and supervision of clinical trainees, graduate students and involvement in academic and administrative committees) and will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in these activities.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Candidates must hold an MD degree and have completed subspecialty training in Geriatric Medicine; be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) and be eligible for licensure in Quebec and certification by the Collège des médecins du Québec. Candidates must have a MSC or a PhD or equivalent training in Epidemiology, with expertise in a topic pertaining to aging.
Candidates must have appropriate research training, a track record of high quality scientific publications, and skills to develop an independent research program in order to be competitive for external salary support. Preference will be given to candidates with clinical experience and clinical research activity related to the care of elderly people.
All candidates should be fluent in English and would benefit from a working knowledge of French.
Job Type: Contract Academic Staff (Clinical)
Rank: Assistant Professor
Job status: Full-time
Salary: Remuneration will be according to Quebec health care fee schedule
Posting period: Please submit your application within 30 days of the publication date
Applications must be submitted on-line at: https://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/career-opportunities
The following supporting documents are required:
- a cover letter & curriculum vitae (as 1 pdf document)
- statement of research (if including other documents, combine to make 1 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.