The Vice-Principal of Health Affairs and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, invites applications for the inaugural Director of the School of Population and Global Health (SPGH).
The School has been recently created by the merger of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, the Institute for Health and Social Policy, the Biomedical Ethics Unit, the McGill Global Health Programs and the AIDS Centre. At its inauguration, the School of Population and Global Health will comprise over 50 ranked academic staff and over 100 Associate and Adjunct faculty members from a wide range of disciplines including epidemiology, biostatistics, global health, ethics, and health policy.
The SPGH encompasses existing graduate programs, including MSc and PhD degree programs in Epidemiology and in Biostatistics, MSc in Public Health, MSc and MA specializations in Biomedical Ethics, and MSc (Applied) in Occupational Health. The School is also the home of the medical residency program in public health and preventive medicine. The various units that will form the core of the School have over 250 graduate students and offer close to 75 different graduate courses within a dozen academic programs. Faculty members are among the most accomplished in their respective fields and have strong links with other McGill affiliated academic units, the McGill University Health Centre (and its Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation), the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology of the Lady Davis Research Institute, and provincial, national and international organizations, and NGOs.
The School will nurture the development of world-class multidisciplinary research, novel educational programs and scholarly innovations in population and global health. As an overarching entity, the School under its Director will develop strong collaborations with other Departments in the Faculty of Medicine and other faculties at McGill. The School will also collaborate with provincial, national and international partners to develop and disseminate the evidence base for effective interventions and policies to prevent, protect and enhance the health and well-being of individuals and populations in Quebec, Canada and globally.
The Director will be part of the senior leadership team and will lead the development of the newly created School.
She/he will provide academic leadership within the Faculty of Medicine and the University, as well as lead strategic planning and fundraising for the School.
The successful candidate is expected to:
The successful applicant will be eligible for a tenure stream position.
M.D. applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the province of Quebec.
French language skills, though not essential, will be considered an asset.
Salary will be negotiable, according to qualifications and experience.
Founded in 1829, the McGill Faculty of Medicine was the first faculty established at the University and the first medical faculty in Canada. Today, McGill is Canada’s No. 1 medical-doctoral university and one of its largest and most prolific sites for health research. It enjoys a long and storied history preparing generations of students to excel as health care practitioners, teachers, scholars and scientists. The McGill name is known and respected internationally. www.mcgill.ca/medicine
Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/positionsavailable
The following supporting documents are required:
McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applications should be sent within 30 days of the publication date of this posting.