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Assistant/Associate Professor (Research)
McGill University

Date Posted Jan. 8, 2019
Title Assistant/Associate Professor (Research)
University McGill University
Montreal, QC, Canada
Department Faculty of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry and the Douglas Hospital Research Centre
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date To be confirmed
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Psychiatry/Psychology/Behavioral Science

The Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, the Douglas Hospital Research Centre and its Mental Health and Society Research Program, invite applications for a position in the area of mental health services and policy research. The successful applicant will hold an academic appointment as a member of the Contract Academic Staff at the rank of full-time Assistant or Associate Professor (Research).

McGill is one of Canada`s leading research-intensive universities with students from over 140 countries. The university is located in Montreal, a cosmopolitan city with great cultural and linguistic diversity.

With over 55 researchers spanning the full range of mental health research (neuroscience, clinical, services, policy and epidemiology/population health), the Douglas Hospital Research Centre has been an international leader in mental health research for more than 30 years. Integrated within the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, a psychiatric hospital, and the much larger Montreal West-Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre, the Douglas Hospital Research Centre also offers significant opportunities for carrying out research in collaboration with a wide range of nearby mental health services.

Job Duties

  • Carry out an independently-funded research program in the field of Mental Health Services and Policy.
  • Independently acquire sufficient funds to support training of a diverse group of graduate students at the MSc and PhD level.
  • Participate actively in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission, with demonstrated strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas (research, teaching, supervision of graduate students and involvement in academic and administrative committees).

Qualifications and Education requirements

  • PhD in epidemiology, psychology, social work, health economics, nursing, occupational therapy, sociology, public health or a related field, with advanced post-doctoral training.
  • Evidence of exceptionally strong research productivity, with a demonstrated ability to attract competitive funding.
  • Clear potential to influence mental health services and/or policy.
  • A working knowledge of French, or a commitment to acquiring it within a few years of appointment, is essential.
    Job Type: Contract Academic Staff
    Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
    Job status: Full-time
    Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
    Posting period: 30 days from the date of posting
    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 hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. 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 productively engage with diverse communities.

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, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

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

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