Associate / Full Professor - Academic Psychiatry - Cameron Wilson Chair

Canada, North America
Mar 18, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Job Description

Requisition Title:Associate / Full Professor - Academic Psychiatry - Cameron Wilson Chair - 1302064

Job Field:Clinical
Faculty / Division:Faculty of Medicine
Campus:St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting:Dec 16, 2013
Job Closing:Mar 31, 2014 Open Until Filled


The Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) invites nominations and applications for the Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies. This position is a joint University of Toronto and CAMH hospital chair within CAMH's Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute. The anticipated start date for this position is July, 1, 2014.

The University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, and is consistently ranked as the top Canadian university in international rankings. Located near Toronto's vibrant MaRS Discovery District, U of T is a leader in new invention disclosures and in the creation of new spin-off companies. The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), composed of the University and its nine fully affiliated hospitals and research institutes, is one of the largest, most productive academic health science centres in the world.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. CAMH's Campbell Family Mental Research Institute focuses on interdisciplinary neuroscience research to deliver early detection methods and effective new treatments.

Candidates for the endowed chair position must have a distinguished record of external funding, strong evidence of research and scholarly excellence, consistent record of publication, experience in mentoring, and documentation of outstanding teaching performance. Candidates must demonstrate a proven capacity for leadership, integration and collaboration in the field of mood disorders.

Candidates must be members of a teaching faculty of a degree-granting institution; have a research focus on some aspect of mood disorders and; have a MD, PhD or doctoral degree or equivalent and be eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor within the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

The Chair will be selected by a panel representing the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, CAMH, and invited scientific committee members.

The Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies will be for an initial five-year term with renewal for a subsequent five-year term upon successful review of the research program. The Chair will be entitled to a research stipend and funding to establish their research program.

Application Deadline: The closing date for this position is March 31, 2014, however, the search will remain open until filled.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and statement of research interest to:

Chair's Office
Attn: Rachel Delaney
Department of Psychiatry
250 College Street, Suite 835
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R8
Tel: 416.979.6948


For more information about the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, please visit


For more information about CAMH please visit


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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