Treliving Chair in Women’s Mental Health

Toronto (City), Ontario
May 11 2021
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Treliving Chair in Women’s Mental Health


The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest academic health sciences centre and one of the world’s leading research centres in mental illness. Dedicated to improving the lives of patients today and tomorrow, CAMH is a leader in clinical care, research, education, and system building, nationally and globally. With a dedicated staff of more than 3,000 physicians, clinicians, researchers, educators, and support staff, and more than 120 scientists, CAMH offers outstanding clinical care to more than 37,000 patients each year. The organization conducts groundbreaking research, provides expert training to health care professionals and scientists, develops innovative health promotion and prevention strategies, and advocates on public policy issues at all levels of government. Through its Foundation, CAMH is breaking ground in mental health philanthropy globally. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are top priorities at CAMH, and these priorities are at the heart of the One CAMH Strategic Plan.

The University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, and is consistently ranked as the top Canadian university in international rankings. The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), composed of the University and including CAMH amongst its nine fully affiliated institutes, is one of the world’s largest, most productive academic health science networks.

Launched in March 2020, womenmind™ is a community of philanthropists and thought leaders tackling the unique gender issues to help improve the mental health of girls and women. This is done by raising funds to support the recruitment of new scientists, cultivating early career start-up and mentorship programs, leveling gender bias, and sharing leading edge science on women’s mental health globally through international symposia. Inspired and empowered by CAMH’s research infrastructure and strategic plan, members of the womenmind community connect with and learn from each other while driving change for women’s mental health and women in science. (Note: At CAMH, the definition of women includes cisgender, transgender, and non-binary women).

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The Position

CAMH and the University of Toronto are recruiting the inaugural Treliving Chair in Women’s Mental Health (The Chair). The Chair must have an international presence, distinguished record of external research funding, strong evidence of research excellence and scholarly achievement, a consistent record of high quality and high impact publications, experience in mentoring, and documentation of outstanding teaching performance. Candidates must demonstrate a proven capacity for effective leadership, integration, and collaboration in the field of women’s mental health and possess the ability to attract, mentor, and retain superior trainees, students, and future researchers.

Key leadership initiatives for the new Chair will be to: 

  • Launch and evolve the Treliving Chair in Women’s Mental Health through building a leading research program that fosters a collaborative environment and integrates research with mental health initiatives for women that are applied, relevant, measurable, and impactful. 
  • Lead the development of a research program in collaboration with CAMH scientists, leaders, and partners that focuses on understanding and improving mental health outcomes for women and is aligned with womenmind’s objectives.
  • Mentor and develop early career women scientists and cultivate early career start-up for these academics to support women in becoming leaders in mental health research. 
  • Actively contribute to the spread and dissemination of knowledge locally, nationally, and globally through high-impact scientific publications, involvement in international scientific symposia, and other knowledge dissemination and mobilization platforms that champion women working in mental health research.
  • Build and nurture meaningful partnerships with key stakeholders and the broader community, including patients and families, community partners, local health leaders, learning and health institutions, and private sector partners, by encouraging collaboration, knowledge exchange, and actionable planning.
  • Advance system priorities and deliver on key research initiatives that effectively integrate CAMH’s vision with the goals of the womenmind community for philanthropy, purpose, and impact


The ideal candidate will be a leader in women’s mental health and have a distinguished track record of successful research leadership and scholarship, including a strong peer-reviewed publication record and research activities with local, national, and international practitioners and policy makers, and competitive research grant funding. With experience in advancing transformational research in women’s mental health, the successful candidate will have an MD and/or Ph.D. and be eligible for (or currently have) an academic appointment at the University of Toronto at the Associate or Professor rank. As an outstanding research leader committed to health system performance and innovation, the successful candidate will also be an exceptional relationship developer capable of inspiring teams, peers, and stakeholders. A demonstrated ability to partner and lead in an invigorating, evolving, pioneering environment is a definite asset. To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman, at