Assistant Professor


Application Deadline: 

April 2nd, 2018

Tenure-track Faculty Position
Open to rank of Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Statistical Pain Genomics

Position in Faculty of Medicine – Department of Anesthesia

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 Faculty of Medicine invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Pain Genomics, from candidates with expertise in statistical genetics and/or bioinformatics as applied to complex human traits, and an interest in their application to pain research. McGill University is one of the world’s top-ranking universities. Our academics engage in outstanding research, teaching and learning and service to the community. The Faculty of Medicine is a Canadian and international leader in research, teaching and service. The position is linked with the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain at McGill University, the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre, and the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics. Pain and genomic research at McGill University are priorities for which it has an exceptional record of achievement.

If the successful candidate satisfies the specific eligibility conditions of the program, the candidate may be supported by the University for Nomination to a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Statistical Pain Genomics, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.

Tier 2 Chairs are for emerging researchers (individuals who are no more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree). However, career interruptions (e.g. maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, family care, etc.) may be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justification process to review the candidate’s eligibility. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree with career interruptions may contact the institution to have their eligibility reviewed through the Tier 2 justification process.

The eligibility conditions for the CRC chairs are described at

Job Duties

The candidate is to be actively involved in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission. The successful candidate is expected to develop and contribute to a research program in one of the above fields of study and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in one or more department within the Faculty of Medicine. Responsibilities will include research, teaching and administrative work to support these activities.

Qualifications and Education requirements

The ideal candidate must hold a PhD and an active research program in a relevant field.

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


Job Type:              Tenure-track
Rank:                     Assistant Professor
Salary:                   Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting period:     Please submit your application within 60 days of the publication of this advertisement.


Applications must be submitted on-line at:

The following supporting documents are required:

  • a cover letter & curriculum vitae
  • statement of research and teaching interests
  • the names and contact information of three referees, with one of the referees being the doctoral supervisor.

Internal applicants to the Canada Research Chair need to submit a recent curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests 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 especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their letter of intent in their application. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at (514) 398-1660 or at Associate Provost Campbell can also answer questions related to equity, diversity and inclusion, or privacy concerns the candidate may have related to self-identifying. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.