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Montreal, Canada

Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical)

Departments of Pediatric Surgery and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences C-210720

Position description

The Departments of Pediatric Surgery and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at McGill University invite applicants for a full-time position as a member of the Contract Academic Staff at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical). The professorial rank will be according to the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The candidate will be appointed to clinical practice at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University Health Centre. This will be a three-year, renewable appointment.  This is a contract faculty position and does not confer tenure eligibility.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will participate in undergraduate and graduate clinical pediatric ophthalmology teaching and have the opportunity to engage in a busy tertiary care, academic, and clinical practice in an established hospital and university department. There are ample opportunities for the candidate to participate in independent and collaborative research and develop innovative education models.

The Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology is actively studying the safety and efficacy of various gene therapies for childhood blindness in human trials. The incumbent will provide medical and surgical services to pediatric patients, including ROP screening, ICU, ER, and on call coverages. The Division maintains an active and accredited AAPOS and AUPO Fellowship training program.

The successful applicant will be expected to be actively involved in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission, provide excellent clinical teaching and supervision to diverse residents and medical students, and pursue scholarly activities in advancing clinical care or clinical research in the area of strabismus.

McGill faculty members are expected to contribute to service activities within their units, the University, and the wider scholarly community. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also expected.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Applicants will have subspecialty training in pediatric ophthalmology with expertise in strabismus, preferably with additional corneal expertise.
  • At least three years’ experience is required in medical, surgical, and academic pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.
  • Applicants must have an MD and hold or be eligible for licensure as an ophthalmologist in the province of Québec.
  • Fluency in English and French is required.

Faculty/Department/Unit: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Departments of Pediatric Surgery and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Employee Type: Contract Academic Staff ('Academic Contractual')
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Salary: Remuneration will be according to Quebec health care fee schedule
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, this phone number at 514-398-2477.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posted: 8/24/2021