Assistant Professor

McGill University

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Open to rank of Assistant Professor in Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism
Position Description:
The School of Human Nutrition of McGill University’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism. Top priority research areas include the role of regulation of energy and nutrient homeostasis in prevention and modulation of nutrition-related metabolic disorders, and metabolic and nutritional programming. Areas include but are not limited to the gut-brain axis, genetics, epigenetics or microbiota as modifiers of disease susceptibility and morbidity.
McGill University is one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning with 40,000 students, and 1,700 tenure-track professors. The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (

) is located on McGill University’s Macdonald Campus, which occupies 650 hectares in a beautiful waterfront setting on the western tip of the island of Montreal.

The School of Human Nutrition (

) is a research-intensive unit with ongoing activities in our on-site research facilities (

) ; including the School’s mass spectrometry and molecular nutrition laboratory, metabolic flux core, new cell culture facility, and new Clinical Nutrition Research Unit (

), as well as the Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment, and the Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security. Other McGill-affiliated research and health centers (

) include McGill University Health Centre teaching hospitals and platforms, biobanks at McGill University Genome Quebec Innovation Centre (

), McGill Multi-Scale Imaging Facility (

), and small and large animal research units.

Job Duties:
The successful candidate will teach advanced metabolism including research methodology at the undergraduate and graduate levels and establish and/or maintain an externally-funded research program, and develop research collaborations in a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectorial environment at the national and international level. The successful applicant is also expected to participate in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission (i.e. teaching, graduate student supervision, mentorship, and leadership in academic and administrative committees).

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in nutritional sciences, or related biomedical science such as biochemistry, cell biology or physiology, with a strong record of publication in high-quality reputable scholarly journals. Preference given to candidates with a minimum of 2 years postdoctoral research training, and with demonstrated experience in nutrient metabolism employing contemporary and integrative research approaches including next-generation sequencing, high-resolution imaging, development of cell/organoid or transgenic models.

School of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Job Type:

Full time

Assistant Professor

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Posting Period:
Application deadline January 31st 2023 or until position is filled.

Required Documents:

Applying at McGill University – Guide for External Candidates:
The following supporting documents are required:
  • A cover letter (introduction and outline of transferable skills and needs)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching philosophy
  • The 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.

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. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,


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