Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Department of Family Medicine
McGill University Department of Family Medicine

Tenure-Track Faculty Position


Open to rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor


Optional: Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Indigenous Perspectives of Health and Primary Health Care.  Faculty: Faculty of Medicine


Department/School: Department of Family Medicine


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   Family   Medicine   at   McGill   University   is   committed   to   the   advancement   of Indigenous perspectives  in  the  academic  discipline  of Family Medicine  and  in  the  broader  field  of Primary Care. In the context  of  our  new  PhD  in  Family  Medicine  and  Primary  Care  and  MSc  option  in  Participatory  Research  and Indigenous Perspectives,  we  are  inviting  applications  for  a  tenure-track appointment  at  the  rank  of Assistant  Professor or  Associate  Professor.  Family  Medicine  is  a  dynamic academic  department within  the McGill  University  Faculty  of  Medicine, with  a  growing  research  and teaching commitment in Indigenous perspectives of health and health care.


This  hire  is  part  of  a  McGill-wide  initiative  that  prioritizes  academic  recruitment  of  Indigenous  peoples.  Following the recent Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Education and Indigenous Studies, the hire will join a growing network of faculty and staff that is committed to decolonizing methodologies and building Indigenous research capacity. This position is one of three currently being filled in the area of Indigenous health  and  well-being  at  McGill  University.  These  positions  are  aimed  at  improving  individual  and  community   outcomes   and   practices   related   to   Indigenous   wellbeing   through   culturally-responsive  and  community-engaged   teaching   and   research   in   the   fields   of  Nutrition   and  Environment,  Family  Medicine  and     Infectious     Diseases.     Other      postings      for      these      positions      can      be     viewed     at     https://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/positionsavailable.


The  successful  applicant  will  join  a  team  of  primary health care  researchers.  Current  active  areas  of  research  include  Indigenous  health,  health  services  and  policy,  knowledge  translation,  public  health,  medical   education,   qualitative   research   in   health,   clinical   care   including   quality   improvement  and  biostatistics  in  primary  care.  We  are  methodological  leaders  in  participatory  and  mixed-methods research, with a   strong   record   of   national   and   international Indigenous   research   and extensive collaborations  with Indigenous organizations  in  Quebec  and  beyond. The  Department  houses  the Quebec Indigenous Health Research Mentorship Network and several research programs in partnership    with   Indigenous communities.   We   have   a   two decade-long   partnership   with  the  Kanien’keha:ka   (Mohawk)   territory   of  Kahnawà:ke   south   of   Montreal, in   addition   to   working   links  with   other   First   Nations   and   Inuit   groups  across   Quebec   and   Canada.   Some   of   our   clinical   teaching  sites   (University   Family   Medicine   Groups)   are developing  clinical  and  teaching  activities  in  Indigenous health.


If  the successful  candidate  satisfies  the  eligibility  conditions  of  the Canada  Research  Chair  (CRC) program, they   will  be   supported   by   the   University   for   nomination   to  a Tier   2   Chair   in  Indigenous  Perspectives   of  health  and primary health  care, which  provides  protected  time  for  research  within  a full-time academic appointment. 


It is important to note that being qualified for a Tier 2 CRC is NOT a requirement for this position.


Nominees for Tier 2 Chair positions must be emerging scholars and hold the rank of Assistant or Associate Professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. A nominee who is more than   10   years   from   having   earned   their   highest   degree   and   has   experienced   legitimate   career   interruptions (e.g., maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care) will be     taken     into     consideration     using     the     Tier     2     justification     process: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s3


Eligibility conditions for CRCs are on the CRC Program website: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s2


The  Department  of  Family  Medicine  is  proud  to  host  a  respectful,  multi-disciplinary  and  inclusive  work  setting  in  its  multiple  areas  of  activity,  which  includes  the  training  of  a  diverse  group  of  students.    The  Department is part of McGill University, which is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in   the   world   and   among   the   top   three   in   Canada.      McGill   is   located   in   Montreal,   Quebec   (http://www.montrealinternational.com/en/), a multiethnic city with a strong cultural life. Montreal has been selected numerous times as the best city for students in North America. Montreal is safe, housing costs  are  among  the  lowest  for  cities  of  comparable  size,  and  overall  quality  of  life  is  outstanding.


Job Duties


• Research  interests  should  align  with  Indigenous  perspectives  in  primary  health  care,  with  a  focus  ondecolonising methods and participatory research.


•The  successful  applicant  will  be  expected  to  promote  and  conduct  culturally  anchored  research  inpartnership with Indigenous communities and organisations, as well as with our clinical teaching sites.


•The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain a dynamic research program whileactively engaging in teaching and supervision in the departmental graduate training program.


•The successful applicant is expected to participate in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission (teaching,graduate student supervision, mentorship, and in academic and administrative committees).



Qualifications and Education Requirements


Candidates must hold a   PhD by the start date of the position, with the start date being negotiable.


In accordance with career stage, an outstanding record of research/scholarly activity in partnership with Indigenous  communities,   including  funded  research  and  publications  in  relevant  academic  journals,  presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by Indigenous referees of stature.


In  accordance  with  career  stage,  candidates  are  expected  to  demonstrate  evidence  of  high  quality  teaching, inclusive pedagogy, and supervision of a diverse student body.


Ability to communicate in French is an advantage.


A  commitment  to  –    and  in  accordance  with  circumstances,  a  track  record  in  –    equity,  diversity,  and  inclusiveness (EDI) is preferred.


Preference will be given to candidates of Indigenous identity in filling this position


Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 Chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position.




Job Classification:




 Assistant Professor o rAssociate Professor

Job Status:


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Deadline:

May 31, 2019 or until the position is filled.


Applications must be submitted online at:  http://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/positionsavailable

The following supporting documents are required:

1.A PDF document comprising of:

•A cover letter

•1-  page executive summary including highlights of curriculum vitae and key points of research vision

•Full  curriculum  vitae  (including  statement  on  (1)  three  important  contributions  and  (ii)leadership activities.

2.A PDF document comprising of:

•2 page full vision and research statement

•2 page teaching statement

•½  page  statement  on  equity,  diversity  and  inclusiveness  (EDI)  as  related  to  any  or  all  of curriculum, research, teaching or services

•A statement of the candidate's relationship to Indigenous communities and identities

3.The  names  and  contact  information  of  three  referees.  For  Tier  2  nominees  at  the  rank  of

Assistant  Professor  who  are  within  three  years  of  their  PhD,  one  referee  must  be  the  PhD supervisor.

For internal applicants only: Supporting documents include a recent curriculum vitae and a statement of research 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 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

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