International Association for the Study of Pain

Clinical Associate of Full Professor

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
30+ days ago


Position description 

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is undertaking a call for applications for a full-time position as a member of the Contract Academic Staff Member (CAS) at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (Clinical). The professorial rank will be according to the candidate’s qualifications and experience. This will be a three-year, renewable appointment and does not confer eligibility for tenure. The incumbent will also serve as the Director of the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit (AEPMU). The AEPMU is a world leader in pain management and recognized for its excellence in pain education and research. The incumbent will also be recommended to be the holder of the Alan Edwards Chair in Clinical Pain. 


The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences 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 and Health Sciences at Canada’s internationally renowned McGill University, located in the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal, in the province of Quebec. 


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


Job Duties 

The primary responsibilities of the incumbent as the Director of the AEPMU are as follows: 


  • Overseeing the multidisciplinary clinical activities in the unit. 
  • Ensuring the sustainability of resource allocation to the AEPMU. 
  • Working closely with the University leadership and the MUHC administration, McGill Integrated University Health, Social Services Network Office (RUISSS), and members of the Ministry of Health and Social Services involved in the chronic pain dossier in the province of Quebec. 



  • Overseeing the educational program in clinical pain management and updating the pain management content in the undergraduate medical curriculum. 
  • Providing pain education across the four years of undergraduate medical education. 
  • Enhancing the Continuing Medical Education activities related to chronic pain. 
  • Collaborate with McGill’s Department of Family Medicine to enhance teaching in Pain Medicine within its core residency program as well as the Department’s Enhanced Skills third year programs. 



  • Promoting research activities conducted by clinicians from the AEPMU and leading the recruitment of clinical research fellows. 


  • Ensuring collaborations with the McGill’s Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP). 
  • Participating in clinical research activities at the AEPMU and maintaining an active record of peer- reviewed publications. 


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 be eligible for licensure in Quebec and certification by the Collège des médecins du Québec and possess a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons accredited Fellowship, or equivalent. 
  • Research training in Pain management is preferred. 
  • Recognized excellence as an educator, clinician, and researcher. 
  • Candidates should demonstrate superior communication and management skills. A track record of successful collaborations as well as the ability to maintain positive working relationships are required. Previous experience in a major administrative role is also desirable. 
  • 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) 


Associate / Full Professor 

Job status: 


Full-time (Directorship activities are expected to include a time commitment of a minimum two days/week) 



Remuneration will be according to Quebec health care fee schedule 

Posting period:  


Please submit your application within 60 days of date of posting. 




The following supporting documents are required: 


  • A cover letter & curriculum vitae 
  • Statement of research (limit one page) (may include up to five pages of supporting documents) 
  • The names and contact information of three referees 


Applications must be submitted at: GLEN/Associate-or-Full-Professor--Contract-Academic-Staff--Clinical_JR0000028473 by September 6, 2022 


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, 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, this email or phone at 514-398-2477. 

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

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64323656
  • Location:
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Company Name For Job: McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
  • Position Title: Clinical Associate of Full Professor
  • Sector: College / University
  • Discipline: Academic / Research
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: M.D. or Equivalent

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