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Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track)- Department of Psychiatry

McGill University Department of Psychiatry
Montréal, Quebec (CA)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 18, 2023

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Reference #: L000087


Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track) – Department of Psychiatry, Specialization in Aging and Dementia (L000087)

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – Department of Psychiatry and the Douglas Research Centre

Position description

The Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and the Douglas Research Centre are currently inviting applications for a full-time tenure track position in the field of fundamental neuroscience of aging and dementia. This will be a three-year, renewable academic appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor.

Applicants with expertise in any relevant areas will be considered, with priority to those working in animal or iPSC models, state-of-the-art imaging, neuropathology, neuroinflammation, molecular or systems neuroscience, or genomics and epigenomics. Scientists focusing on novel disease mechanisms or therapeutic approaches are especially encouraged to apply.

McGill is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities with students from over 140 countries. The university is located in Montreal, a cosmopolitan city with great cultural and linguistic diversity. It has long been considered a leader in neuroscience as well as in the development of MRI acquisition and analysis methods that support a wide spectrum of basic and clinical research endeavours. The university’s strong training programs in Biological and Biomedical Engineering, Psychiatry, and Quantitative Life Sciences as well as the Integrated Program in Neuroscience favour the development of strong multidisciplinary research teams.

With over 55 researchers spanning a full range of mental health research (neuroscience, clinical services, policy, and epidemiology/population health), the Douglas Research Centre has been an international leader in mental health research for more than 30 years. Integrated within the Douglas Institute, a psychiatric hospital, and the much larger Montreal West-Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre, the Douglas Research Centre also offers significant opportunities for carrying out research in collaboration with a wide range of nearby mental health services.

Job Duties


The successful candidate will develop a fundamental, disease-relevant research program in their own areas of expertise, aligned with the strategic priorities of the Research Centre and Department of Psychiatry. They are further expected to independently acquire funds to support the training of graduate students at the MSc and Ph.D. level. They must disseminate research findings through peer-reviewed publications and other knowledge translation and exchange activities, participate actively in all aspects of the Research Centre and McGill’s academic mission, and demonstrate a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas (research, teaching, supervision of graduate students, and involvement in academic and administrative committees).

Qualifications and Education Requirements


  • Must have a PhD in Neuroscience, Health Sciences, or a related field and have completed advanced postdoctoral training;
  • Must demonstrate excellent research productivity and the ability to attract competitive funding;
  • Have a proven track record in advancing the field of neuroscience;
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to and, in accordance with circumstances, a track record in equity, diversity, and inclusiveness (EDI);
  • Working knowledge of French, or a commitment to acquiring it within a few years of appointment, is essential.

Faculty/Department/Unit: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry
Employee Type: Tenure-Track ('Academic Tenure Stream')
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Job Status: Full-time

Posting Period: 30 Days from date of posting

The following supporting documents are required:

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research
  • 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.

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,

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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