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Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Human Genetics, Division of Medical Genetics (C-231115)

McGill University

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Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Human Genetics, Division of Medical Genetics  (C-231115)

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – Department of Human Genetics

Position description

The McGill University Department of Human Genetics invites applications for a full-time member of the Contract Academic Staff as a clinician-educator or clinician-investigator at the rank of Assistant Professor (Clinical). The candidate will also be appointed to clinical practice in the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Department of Specialized Medicine, Division of Medical Genetics. This is a contract faculty position and does not confer eligibility for tenure.

Applications are encouraged from candidates holding a MD and a degree in medical education, or with experience in medical education administration. In addition, medical geneticists with an expertise or interest in prenatal genetic diagnosis, adult genetics, cancer genetics, or molecular genetics (laboratory certification equivalent to CCMG or ABMGG certification required), and/or research are encouraged to apply.

The Division of Medical Genetics at the MUHC offers a full range of clinical activity in Medical Genetics across all age ranges, with pediatric and adult care, prenatal services and research facilities on a single site. The MUHC offers comprehensive clinical care, research and teaching with the latest technological and diagnostic platforms, in an innovative and stimulating inter‐disciplinary environment.

The Department of Human Genetics is part of the School of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Faculty members pursuing research may have research labs in the main University campus or in the different Research Institutes associated with the McGill Teaching Hospitals.

The Department of Human Genetics is home to a residency program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a fellowship program in clinical and laboratory genetics accredited by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists, and a Master of Science program in Genetic Counseling. The Department 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.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to be actively involved in all aspects of McGill University’s academic mission (i.e.; teaching, involvement in academic and administrative committees), and provide excellent clinical teaching and supervision to residents, medical students and genetic counseling students, and to pursue scholarly activities in advancing clinical care or clinical research.

The successful candidate will be appointed within the Division of Medical Genetics at the MUHC and will participate in all clinical activities including an equal share in call duties for inpatient consultations (currently shared among 9 medical geneticists). Outpatient clinics will be tailored to the clinical or research interest of the candidate.

For the successful candidate, involvement in research will be strongly encouraged and supported. Supervision of undergraduate and graduate trainees and participation in the residency training program is expected. Physicians in the Division of Medical Genetics are also expected to contribute to our interdisciplinary education mission, supporting the education and professional development of nurses and nurse practitioners. Clinical innovations that could be implemented in our environment would also be viewed as assets.

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 have completed specialty training in Medical Genetics;

  • Candidates must be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) and be eligible for licensure in Quebec and certification by the Collège des médecins du Québec;

  • Candidates must have successfully completed at least one additional year of advanced training through a research-oriented post-doctoral fellowship or alternatively a graduate degree;

  • Bilingual language skills (French and English) are preferred, or a commitment to acquire the necessary language skills to practice medicine in Quebec. Candidates should be able to interact in English and in French with patients, families and health care professionals.


Job Type: Contract Academic Staff (Clinical)

Rank: Assistant Professor

Job status: Full-time

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

Posting period: Please submit your application within 90 days of publication of this advertisement


The following supporting documents are required:

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae

  • One of the following: statement of research plan, description of special clinical interest or exposition of teaching vision

  • Names and contact information of three referees

For further information please contact Dr. Bettina Mucha-Le Ny, Interim Director, Division of Medical Genetics at:  [email protected]

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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.

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, [email protected] .

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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