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Director, Institute of Health Sciences Education

McGill University

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of McGill University is conducting a search for an internationally respected individual to guide the research, educational and outreach activities of the Institute of Health Sciences Education (IHSE).
The successful candidate is expected to:
• Hold an academic position at the Associate or Full Professor level
• Have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and/or health professions degree with demonstrated research expertise
• Be open, energetic, innovative, and have demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities in a multidisciplinary and interprofessional higher education environment
• Have experience in and a commitment to high-quality, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research and scholarship related to health sciences education
• Have demonstrated success in health sciences education research
• Endorse a collaborative leadership model and foster partnerships with key stakeholders in the university and community
• Participate in all aspects of the mission of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences: teaching, research and other scholarly duties
• Mentor faculty to ensure their academic success

Responsibilities of the Director of the IHSE will include:
• Fostering excellence and scholarship in the domain of health sciences education (health professions, and the biomedical and social sciences)
• Promoting innovation in teaching and learning
• Leading strategic planning and guiding the Institute in its mission to serve as a resource for undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and continuing health sciences education research
• Providing oversight of the Institute’s budget allocation and contributing to growing the resources of the IHSE
• Supporting the continued growth of the graduate training programs in health sciences education research and scholarship.

Additionally, the candidate will be expected to participate in the Education Leadership Council, the Faculty Leadership Council, and be advisory to the Dean on academic matters pertaining to the Institute. A tenure-stream position may be available for a suitable candidate.
French language skills, though not essential, will be considered an asset. Salary will be negotiable, according to qualifications and experience.

More information about the IHSE may be found at: https://www.mcgill.ca/ihse/about-us/vision-mission-and-goal.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications must be submitted to admin-vdeducation.med@mcgill.ca
The following supporting documents are required:
• A cover letter & curriculum vitae (as one pdf document)
• Statement of research (if including other documents, combine to make one pdf)
• The names and contact information of three referees

Applications should be sent by July 4, 2021.

McGill 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.