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The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor as the Chair of the McGill University Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology. A tenure stream position may be available for the selected candidate.
The Department is responsible for promoting excellence in research, teaching, and cancer care across the McGill campus and within its affiliated hospitals and research institutes. Department members are engaged in ground-breaking basic research and offer an outstanding training environment for graduate students. The Department also contributes to excellent clinical training in cancer care and translational research within the oncology programs at the McGill University Health Center (MUHC), the Jewish General Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital. In addition, the Department is a leader within the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN), an initiative to promote the use and development of integrated, patient-centered approaches to quality cancer care across McGill’s affiliated cancer programs.
Collectively, the Department’s members have a broad range of experience and expertise in oncology clinical care and cancer research. Clinically, the Department encompasses medical, surgical and radiation oncology, hematologic-oncology, gynecologic-oncology, radiation physics, cancer genetics, and expertise in psychosocial oncology, palliative, and supportive care. Research within this highly interdisciplinary department ranges from basic science to population health, medical physics to psychosocial oncology and palliative care. Clinical research is tightly integrated with clinical care.
As the Chair of the Department, the successful applicant will oversee faculty recruitment, mentorship, and career development while directing the academic activities of McGill's Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop, communicate, and implement a unifying vision for a high-performing unit that is geographically distributed and includes faculty members working in basic science, clinical research, professional training, graduate teaching, and clinical care delivery. The preferred candidate will have a track record of success in leading inter-disciplinary research initiatives, extensive experience in teaching and mentorship, and a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology 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.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Candidates must hold an MD and/or PhD degree. MD applicants who wish to practice clinically should be licensed or eligible for licensure in the province of Québec;
Candidates should have strong leadership qualities and a proven academic track-record in clinical scholarship or in basic and/or clinical research;
Candidates must have the skills and experience needed to lead diverse training programs (i.e., clinical, graduate, allied health);
All candidates must be fluent in English with a working knowledge of French.
McGill University was founded in 1821 and 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 (
), a multiethnic city with a sparkling cultural life.
McGill University is an English-language university where most teaching and research activities are conducted in the English language, thereby requiring English communication both verbally and in writing.
The following supporting documents are required:
a cover letter that includes a description of your leadership experience and aptitudes. Also include a statement indicating your personal academic plans/career path and intentions related to teaching, research and service to the academic community;
the names and contact information of three referees.
Interested candidates should submit their application within 30 days of publication of this advertisement.
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,
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.