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Assistant Professor (Clinical)

McGill University

Reference #: C-190924

Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Faculty of Medicine – Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Position description

The Department of Medicine of McGill University invites applications for a full-time clinician-scientist 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 Nephrology at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The candidate will join the Nephrology group, which consists of 16 full-time academic nephrologists and a medical scientist at the McGill University Health Centre.

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.

Job Duties

As a clinician-scientist it is expected that the candidate will apply for external personal support from the appropriate funding agencies (i.e. CIHR, FRQ-S). Should the candidate be successful securing additional sources of funding, the candidate will be expected to devote a minimum of 50%-75% 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 covering the Nephrology consult services, dialysis units, outpatient general nephrology clinics, Northern dialysis units and clinics, and on call duties. The relative proportions of time allocated to each of these clinical duties will be jointly determined between the successful candidate and the Division Director.

The candidate is also expected to be actively involved in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission (such as, but not limited to: teaching and supervision of clinical trainees and graduate students, involvement in academic and research activities, and participation in administrative committees). The candidate 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, have completed subspecialty training in Nephrology, 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 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. Candidates should have training and experience in managing all aspects of clinical nephrology. Preference may be given to candidates with a strong clinical and research interest in cardio-renal disease and/or acute kidney injury. The candidate must have a strong commitment to patient care, and have exemplary teaching skills.

All candidates must be fluent in English with 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 publication of this advertisement


Applications must be submitted on-line at:
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.