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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Clinical), McGill Director of the Division of Rheumatology

McGill University Department of Medicine
Montréal, Quebec (CA)
Remuneration - according to Quebec health care fee schedule
Closing date
Dec 21, 2022

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Open Rank as Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Clinical), McGill Director of the Division of Rheumatology (C-220401)

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology

Position Description

The Department of Medicine at McGill University invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Clinical) as a member of the Contract Academic Staff.  The professorial rank will be determined according to the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The incumbent will also be the McGill Director of the Division of Rheumatology. The Department seeks a transformational leader who will take a high performing Division to the next level of academic excellence. This position does not confer eligibility for tenure.

The successful candidate will have a clear vision of the evolving nature of Rheumatology, a demonstrated ability to communicate that vision, and the skill to encourage others to share it.

The Department of Medicine is a leader in academic medicine, and our educational and research missions support excellent and innovative clinical programs across our teaching hospitals. The McGill University Health Centre, the Jewish General Hospital and St- Mary’s Hospital are major teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Job Duties

Please see the Department of Medicine (DOM) website for McGill DOM Career path definitions ( Our career path definitions specify typical ranges of time allotted to clinical work, teaching (clinical and didactic), research and administration.

The successful candidate, as McGill Director of the Division of Rheumatology will have a demonstrable record of success in academic leadership and draw on strong interpersonal skills to inspire best practices and innovation. They will foster excellence in teaching, patient care, and research within the Division and will demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in these activities. The incumbent will also promote independent and collaborative research, and fulfill administrative responsibilities at the institutional, university, regional and provincial levels, where appropriate.

The incumbent will be expected to maintain a clinical practice at the McGill University Health Centre and/or the Jewish General Hospital and/or St-Mary’s Hospital.

The McGill Division Director will ensure the pursuit of a common academic agenda for McGill Rheumatology at all its sites, including a focus on the following aspects:

1)            Education, specifically undergraduate and postgraduate initiatives in Rheumatology;

2)            Research, including promoting, supporting, and incentivizing McGill-wide Rheumatology research initiatives;

3)            Clinical innovation;

4)            Faculty development, mentorship, and wellness; and

5)            Cross-cutting advancement initiatives.

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

  • Candidates must hold an MD degree and must have completed subspecialty training in Rheumatology;
  • Candidates must be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) and be eligible for licensure in Quebec and certified by the Collège des médecins du Québec;  
  • Candidates must have completed at least one additional year of advanced clinical and/or research fellowship training;
  • Candidates must have strong leadership qualities and must demonstrate internationally-recognized academic accomplishment in Rheumatology research and teaching;
  • Candidates must have experience in clinical service and training of students, residents, and fellows;
  • All candidates must be fluent in English with a working knowledge of French. They should be able to interact in English and in French with patients, families and health care professionals.


Job Type:  Contract Academic Staff (Clinical)

Rank:  Open Rank

Job status:   Full-time

Salary:   Remuneration will be according to Quebec health care fee schedule

Posting period:  Please submit your application within 30 days of the publication date


Applications must be submitted on-line at:

The following supporting documents are required:

  • Please provide a cover letter that includes a description of your leadership experience and aptitudes in addition to your preliminary plans for the Division if you are selected to lead the Division. Also include a statement indicating your personal academic plans/career path. Describe your preferred research time allocation and detail your teaching plans, research plans and plans for service to the academic community.   
  • Curriculum vitae
  • The names and contact information of three referees

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, 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. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone 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.


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