Assistant/Associate Professor of Neurology

Montreal / Montréal, Quebec
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
March 16 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Open rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Neuroscience

Faculty of Medicine – Department Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI)
The Canada Research Chair is also open to internal candidates who already hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at McGill University.

Position description
The Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) of McGill University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of neuro-immunology and multiple sclerosis at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

McGill University is a leading international research environment in neuroscience that has recently been awarded a major federal grant for a broad program in understanding brain function in health and disease. The neuroscience community at McGill and in greater Montreal is one of the largest and most diverse in North America. Montreal, one of the most multicultural and lively cities in North America, offers an extremely high quality of life.

The MNI is an integral part of McGill University, located in downtown Montreal. The MNI is integrated with the Montreal Neurological Hospital, with clinics specialized in neurology and neurosurgery, including a large multiple sclerosis clinic engaged in clinical trials and research. This provides a unique environment for studying fundamental and applied neuroscience.

The MNI has embarked on a journey to set a global precedent as the first academic institute to fully embrace the principles of Open Science. In that context, the Institute highly encourages its researchers to work under these principles.

If the successful candidate satisfies the specific eligibility conditions of the program, the candidate may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Neuroscience, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.

Tier 2 Chairs are for emerging researchers (individuals who are no more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree). However, career interruptions (e.g. maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, family care, etc.) may be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justification process to review the candidate’s eligibility. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree with career interruptions may contact the institution to have their eligibility reviewed through the Tier 2 justification process. The eligibility conditions for the CRC chairs are described at

Job Duties

  • Conduct vigorous cutting-edge research augmenting our existing efforts in the field of neuro-immunology and multiple sclerosis.
  • Develop a fundamental and disease-relevant research program in their own areas of expertise and in coherence with the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the MNI.
  • Independently acquire sufficient funds to support training of graduate students at the MSc and PhD level.
  • Disseminate research findings through peer-review publications, and other knowledge translation and exchange activities.
  • Participate in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission (ie: teaching, supervision of graduate students and involvement in academic and administrative committees)
  • May be considered to lead the Neuroimmunological Diseases Group at the MNI

Qualifications and Education requirements

  • The ideal candidate for this position will be an MD and/or PhD in neuroscience or related field. A record of research / scholarly activity in neuro-immunology and/or multiple sclerosis will be considered as an asset. Clinician-scientists are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position.

Job Type: Tenure-track
Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Job status: Full-time
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application deadline: 30 days from posting date and continue until position is filled

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

Internal applicants to the Canada Research Chair need to submit a recent curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests aligned with the designated subject area for the chair.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome 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 implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. 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.