Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine

Position description

The Department of Medicine of McGill University invites applications for a full-time position as a member of the Contract Academic Staff as a clinician-scientist at the rank of Assistant Professor within the Program of Critical Care Medicine. The incumbent is expected to establish an independent program in laboratory-based fundamental research and contribute to the clinical care of patients in the intensive care units of the McGill University Health Center.

The Program in Critical Care Medicine is committed to academic medicine with its emphasis on clinical care in its several intensive care units located across sites, clinical and fundamental research, and in its teaching of residents from the various base specialties as well as a Royal College accredited training program in Critical Care Medicine. Attending staff within the Program reflects the broad-based nature of critical care training and practice in Canada in that its members come from Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Medicine and its subspecialties, Surgery, and Cardiac Surgery.

The Department of Medicine is a leader in academic medicine, our educational and research missions support excellent and innovative clinical programs across our teaching hospitals. The McGill University Health Centre is one of McGill’s major teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at Canada’s internationally renowned McGill University, located in the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal, in the province of Quebec.

Job Duties

The candidate will spend a minimum of 50% of their time in fundamental research and is expected to successfully compete for salary scholarship and operational support from peer-reviewed granting agencies (eg., CIHR, FRQS). The successful candidate will also be required to attend in the intensive care unit with the attendant night and weekend calls.

The candidate is also expected to be actively involved in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission (teaching and supervision of clinical trainees, graduate students and involvement in academic and administrative committees) and will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in these activities.

Qualifications and Education requirements

Candidates must hold an MD degree and must have completed subspecialty training in Critical Care Medicine and certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent), as well as be eligible for licensure in Quebec and certified by the Collège des médecins du Québec. Candidates will have earned a PhD in Experimental Medicine.

All candidates must be fluent in English with a working knowledge of French.


Job Type: Contract Academic Staff (Clinical)
Rank: Assistant Professor
Job status: Full-time
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting period: Please submit your application within 30 days of the publication date.


Please forward your application consisting of the following:
- a cover letter & curriculum vitae (as 1 pdf document)
- statement of research (if including other documents, combine to make 1 pdf)
- the names and contact information of three referees
to the attention of:

Dr. Peter Goldberg
Head, Program in Critical Care Medicine
McGill University Health Center

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. 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 productively engage with diverse communities.

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 accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.