Assistant/Associate Professor (Clinical) – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Chief of MCH-MUHC Child Psychiatry/Director of the McGill Division of Child Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry (C-230405)

McGill University

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Position description

The Department of Psychiatry at McGill University is currently inviting applications for a full-time position as a member of the Contract Academic Staff at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor (Clinical). The rank will be according to the candidate’s qualifications and experience. This will be a three-year, renewable appointment and does not confer eligibility for tenure.

The successful candidate will provide both clinical and academic leadership in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The applicant will also have an academic track record, demonstrated by a research dossier and/or experience in education. The candidate will be appointed to clinical practice at the McGill University Health Centre.

The McGill Department of Psychiatry and its Division of Child Psychiatry offers a dynamic academic environment with extensive inter-departmental and multi-disciplinary research, clinical and teaching opportunities. The Department participates in teaching at all levels including undergraduate, graduate and medical students, medical residents and postdoctoral and clinical fellows. Opportunities are available to develop existing areas of excellence and build new areas of strength across the three McGill hospitals that form the Division of Child Psychiatry: the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, the Douglas Hospital and the Jewish General Hospital.

As Director of the McGill’s Division of Child Psychiatry and Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the successful applicant will be responsible for the organization and planning of child psychiatry clinical services. He/she will manage teaching and research activities and ensure resources are aligned with institutional priorities. The successful applicant, in collaboration with the Chair of Psychiatry, will oversee recruitment and direct the academic activities of McGill’s Division of Child Psychiatry.

The Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH), part of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), is a world leader in specialized mental health care for children and adolescent.  More specifically, the MCH ensures access to comprehensive, high-quality and timely services to the population served by the institution in collaboration with all professionals in the integrated health and social services network. Where appropriate, the MCH undertakes along with McGill University teaching, research and assessments of technologies and medical interventions in the department.  The MCH provides quality care to all patients who are admitted or treated in all services of the CAP department and ensures the added value and the innovation of the services offered.

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 applicant will be expected to:

  • Collaborate with all partners to ensure ongoing excellence in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Montreal Children’s Hospital – McGill University Health Centre.
  • Oversee the Division of Child Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry (McGill University).
  • Engage in all aspects of a university-affiliated psychiatry department (clinical, education, and research).
  • Represent the Department/Division at regional, provincial and national bodies, including the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.
  • Provide excellent clinical teaching and supervision to residents and medical students and develop an innovative and externally funded independent research program to pursue scholarly activities.

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

  • Must hold an MD and hold or be eligible for licensure as a psychiatrist in the province of Quebec;
  • Clinician-scientists with MD-PhD are encouraged to apply;
  • A  good working knowledge of French or a commitment to become fluent in French is necessary;
  • Applicants should have substantial administrative experience and a commitment to research and academic excellence with a recognized international reputation.

Faculty/Department/Unit: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry
Employee Type: Contract Academic Staff (‘Academic Contractual’)
Rank: Assistant/Associate 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 an English-language university where most teaching and research activities are conducted in the English language, thereby requiring English communication both verbally and in writing.

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, [email protected] .

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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