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Academic Position in Child Psychiatry

University of Calgary

The Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a Tenure Track position as a child psychiatrist at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level.

The successful candidate will establish an active research program that focuses on the mental health of young people. They will lead an innovative clinical research program with a strength in health services research and the care of children and adolescents.

Qualifications include an MD and more than five years of additional research experience.  An advanced degree and post-doctoral research experience in mood research is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of a track record of publications in high quality journals, evidence of an ability to collaborate, lead a research team, and effectiveness in teaching at the University level. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must have evidence of a track record of publications in high impact journals.  Applicants at the Associate Professor level must present evidence of a strong publication record, as well as a demonstrated ability to attract peer-reviewed funding. Candidates must show evidence of ability to develop a productive, externally funded research program, and fit with one or more of the ten Brain and Mental Health Teams of the HBI (  For applicants without a demonstrated record of peer reviewed external grants, this criterion is accomplished by means of a structured “chalk-talk” interview in which the candidate is asked to present a fundable research project to the search committee.
The position provides protected time for research, and will include expectations to contribute to teaching as well as service to the Department, Faculty, Institute or University, particularly as this relates to advancing the area of child mental health.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a prolific and diverse research environment in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Department of Psychiatry and Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education, with access to state of the art core infrastructure. Outstanding opportunities for collaboration are available with established research programs in diverse areas of neuroscience, imaging and informatics.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

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The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported. This includes the provision of a formal mentoring program, internal grant review programs that enhance success in research grant applications, pilot funding programs and other support programs.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the ‘Apply Now’ link.

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):

• Cover letter
• Academic Curriculum Vitae
• Clinical and Research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages each)
• The names and contact information for three (3) referees

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Questions about this position may be directed to:

Dr. Valerie H Taylor
Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry

Application deadline: June 5, 2020

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website ( For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (