​Associate or Full Professor

Canada (CA)
21 Jun 2019
21 Jul 2019
Career Level
Full Time

Director of Women's Health Research

Faculty of Medicine – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Position description

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of McGill University invites applications for a new tenure-track faculty position in the field of Women’s Health research. This position is ranked as an Associate or Full Professor and will hold the Robert Kinch Chair in Women’s Health. The incumbent would establish a strong, externally-funded research program, provide research training to graduate students and residents, and play a leadership role in Women’s Health research across the Department.

The Department trains academic Obstetricians and Gynecologists for the province, country, and international community. The Department provides comprehensive evidence-based care of the highest quality in an effective and efficient manner and pursues excellence in research.

Research is an integral part of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Department’s investigators represent a variety of disciplines ranging from basic science to clinical and epidemiological research. The Division of Reproductive Biology includes 6 investigators studying the cellular and molecular basis of mammalian reproduction and embryonic development, oocyte development, germ stem cells, and Wnt signaling in endometriosis. Clinical research interests include reproductive endocrinology, infertility, maternal-fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Epidemiology research is conducted by 2 epidemiologists addressing perinatal epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology, and perinatal mental health. 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The ideal candidate for this position will hold a PhD in epidemiology, public health, social sciences, or a related field. Candidates with research interests in benign gynecology including infertility, contraception, menopause, uterine fibroid, or endometriosis are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to independently manage a research program with a capacity for fostering collaborations with local, national, and international researchers, as well as clinical colleagues and community partners. The incumbent should have an excellent track record of peer-reviewed funding and publications, and evidence of an international reputation. The candidate should also have demonstrated leadership experience and strong oral and written communication skills. 

Job Duties

  • Develop a robust research program related to Gynecology.
  • Obtain peer-reviewed operating grants and salary support from funding agencies such as FRQS and CIHR, or other appropriate funding agencies.
  • Disseminate research findings through peer-reviewed publications, and other knowledge translation and exchange activities. 
  • Provide research training to residents and graduate students.
  • Play a leadership role in expanding Women’s Health research in collaboration with scientists and clinicians at the University and affiliated hospitals.
  • Strengthen interactions within the Women’s Health research community across the University.
  • Seek funding opportunities to catalyze novel research teams and training initiatives in Women’s Health.  
  • Advise the Department Chair on research strategy and hiring priorities and serve as a member of the Department’s executive committee.

McGill University is situated in the heart of downtown Montreal, one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse cities in North America, and the extensive campus is located at the edge of splendid Mount Royal.

The Department is affiliated with the MUHC Reproductive Center, the largest university fertility center in Quebec with around 3,000 new visits per year. The mission of the Department is to provide medical students, residents, fellows, and the local community of obstetricians and gynecologists the programs and learning environment to stimulate their curiosity and creativity and to develop the professional skills and human qualities required to deliver specialized care in Women’s Health. The Department aims to pursue new knowledge with research programs encompassing basic science, epidemiology, clinical investigation, health service studies, and evaluation of technology and clinical care delivery systems.

Job Details

Job Type: Tenure-track

Rank: Associate / Full Professor

Job status: Full-time

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Posting period: 30 days from the date of posting

Application Process

Applications must be submitted on-line by clicking the apply button.

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

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.