Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Scientist or Clinician Scientist in Women's Mental Health

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Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Scientist or Clinician Scientist in Women's Mental Health

Date Posted: 09/01/2020
Closing Date: 10/05/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 825
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Psychiatry
Hospital Affiliation: Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, in partnership with The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), is seeking a strong early career scientist or clinician scientist to play a role in advancing understanding of women’s mental health. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and the successful applicant will need to obtain academic affiliation with a University department at the Assistant Professor level or above. The expected start date for this role is January 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Specific responsibilities and expectations include but are not limited to: leading the design and submission of externally funded applications as the Principal Investigator and managing budget to ensure support of operational resources; communicating research through high impact peer reviewed scientific manuscripts; fostering collaborations among researchers interested in women’s mental health across clinical and research programs; disseminating research results through presentations at academic meetings and conferences and communicating ideas to key decision makers; mentoring, training and managing a team of research staff and trainees.

The incumbent must lead transformational research focusing on women’s mental health; must be able to foster academic research aimed at ameliorating and ultimately preventing the impact of serious mental illness or addictions on women through novel biological, social and/or psychological interventions and service delivery; and develop a better understanding of complex etiologic processes contributing to and exacerbating women’s mental illness and addictions to improve prevention, treatment and outcomes for women at high risk of developing serious mental illness or addictions.

The successful candidate will have earned in the last 5 years either a Medical Degree or a PhD in a health-related discipline by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. The candidate must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. They must have demonstrated expertise and experience conducting research on women’s mental health. Expertise in identifying optimal study designs for specific scientific questions within the incumbents’ field of study is required as well as an understanding of new methodologies and tools to advance the understanding of women’s mental health. The ability to develop quality applications to external granting agencies and oversee independent research is required. The candidate must also be able conduct interdisciplinary and collaborative research with mental health/addiction, government, hospital and/or community organizations. The candidate must excel in cultivating internal and external relationships and collaborate effectively with colleagues, decision makers and the scientific community. The capacity to work with individuals of diverse ethno-racial and cultural backgrounds is required. Bilingualism (English/French) and/or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications will be accepted until October 5, 2020.

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a one page statement of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three referees via email to:

Samantha Wells (Senior Director and Senior Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, CAMH) at [email protected].

CAUTION: This ad is “posted only” to the UofT affiliated hospital job board. Please see the information directly above for the application instructions; applications submitted via the "Apply Now" button on this page will NOT be considered for this position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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Posted: 9/8/2020
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