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Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry (C-220825)

McGill University

The Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and the Douglas Institute are currently inviting applications for a full-time Clinician Scientist position as a member of the Contract Academic Staff at the rank of Assistant Professor (Clinical). The successful candidate should have expertise in the field of cognitive and clinical neuroscience of mood disorders, with particular experience in bipolar disorder. This will be a three-year, renewable appointment and does not confer eligibility for tenure.

Applicants with expertise in all relevant areas of bipolar disorders will be considered, and those focusing on the cognitive and clinical neuroscience approaches are particularly of interest for this position. The successful applicant will have a strong research record, or show evidence of significant potential to become a productive independent researcher competitive for grants and equivalent sources of funding.

As a clinician-scientist, the successful candidate will become a member of The Douglas Research Centre. The candidate will be expected to apply for external salary support from appropriate funding agencies (i.e., CIHR, FRQS), and to eventually obtain external operating grants for their research. Start-up funding may be available on a competitive basis. The candidate interested in a clinician-scientist position will be expected to devote at least 50% of their time to research. The successful candidate will have access to world-class resources for clinical trial management and operation.

The applicant will have demonstrated experience in education and/or an active research dossier. The candidate will be appointed to clinical practice at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

The Douglas Mental Health University Institute is part of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS-ODIM) whose mission is to offer cutting-edge care and advance and share knowledge in mental health. The Department of Psychiatry is proud to host a respectful, multi-disciplinary and inclusive work setting in its multiple areas of activity, which includes the training of a diverse group of students.

The department is affiliated with McGill, Canada’s most international university. Montreal offers an extremely high quality of life and is one of the most multicultural and lively cities in North America.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to provide excellent clinical teaching and supervision to residents and medical students, participate in hospital administrative activities, pursue scholarly activities, and make innovative contributions to the academic mission of the Department.

McGill faculty members are expected to contribute to service activities within their units, the University, and the wider scholarly community. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also expected.

Qualifications and Education requirements

Candidates must:
• Have completed advanced Psychiatry training (fellowship/graduate studies);
• Hold an MD and hold or be eligible for licensure as a psychiatrist in the province of Quebec;
• Show evidence of strong research productivity and the current or potential ability to attract competitive funding;
• Demonstrate the potential to advance the field of cognitive and clinical neuroscience;
• Demonstrate an advanced capacity to engage in all aspects of a university-affiliated psychiatry department (clinical, education and/or research);
• Have bilingual language competencies (French and English).

• Clinician-scientists with MD/PhD (or equivalent research-intensive training) are strongly encouraged to apply;
• A strong clinical/academic background will be considered to be an asset

Faculty/Department/Unit: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry
Employee Type: Contract Academic Staff ('Academic Contractual')
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary: Remuneration will be according to Quebec health care fee schedule
Job Status: Full-time
Posting Period: 30 days from date of posting

The following supporting documents are required:
• Cover letter and curriculum vitae
• Names and contact information of three referees

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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, or that 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,

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.