The Respiratory Division, within the Department of Medicine of McGill University, invites applications for a full-time position as a member of the Contract Academic Staff (Clinical), as a pulmonologist clinician-scientist at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on seniority and track record. This position is based at the McGill University Health Centre and its Research Institute, and involves a research and clinical focus on asthma. New graduates as well as junior or mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply.
The candidate will devote at least 50% of their time to clinical, epidemiologic, and/or translational research in the area of asthma. The candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an independent, peer reviewed research program funded by external agencies such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Fonds de Recherche Québec—Santé. Start-up research funding will be available to the successful candidate. The balance of the candidate’s time will be devoted to patient care in asthma and other areas of pulmonary medicine, and to teaching trainees at all levels.
The candidate will conduct their research at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre: specifically, the Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit (Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation) and potentially the Meakins-Christie Laboratories (Centre for Translational Biology). Their clinical work will involve inpatient and outpatient pulmonology duties at the Montreal Chest Institute/Royal Victoria Hospital (Glen) and the Montreal General Hospital sites of the McGill University Health Centre.
The candidate is also expected to be actively involved in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission (teaching and supervision of clinical trainees, graduate students and involvement in academic and administrative committees) and will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in these activities.
The successful applicant will take up this position in July, 2020. However, the start date can be deferred to accommodate subspecialty examinations and research training where appropriate.
Candidates must hold an MD degree and must be eligible for licensure in Québec and for certification by the Collège des médecins du Québec as a pulmonologist. By July 2020, they must have completed residency training in internal medicine and respiratory medicine, with certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada by January 2021.
In addition, they must hold or be pursuing advanced research training (minimum two years with MSc degree in Epidemiology or the equivalent), and they must demonstrate suitable training and expertise in clinical asthma.
All candidates must be fluent in English with at least a working knowledge of French.
Please upload your application consisting of the following:
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
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Kevin Schwartzman
Director, Respiratory Division
McGill University and McGill University Health Centre
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.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will reflect clinical earnings, plus research salary support available from departmental funds for a maximum of 3 years. Within 3 years of appointment, the candidate will be expected to obtain a competitive clinician-scientist (Chercheur boursier-clinicien) salary award from an external agency, i.e. the Fonds de Recherche Québec--Santé.
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About McGill University
The McGill University Department of Medicine is a leader in academic medicine; our educational and research missions support excellent and innovative clinical programs across our teaching hospitals. The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is one of McGill’s major teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at Canada’s internationally renowned McGill University, located in the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal, in the province of Quebec. The MUHC houses the Montreal Chest Institute and its affiliated research units, the Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit and the Meakins-Christie Laboratories: leaders in respiratory patient care, and in research and teaching in respiratory disease.