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Date of Posting: January 8, 2016


Position:          ACHF Cuthbertson and Fischer Chair in Pediatric Mental Health
Organisation:  Department of Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine
The Department of Psychiatry (, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI; and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI; invite applications for a tenure track academic position, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to develop a vigorous, independent, research program in child and youth mental health. Candidates will be applying concurrently for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Cuthbertson and Fischer Chair in Pediatric Mental Health. There is an opportunity for suitable candidates to be considered for a leadership role as Director of the Owerko Center at ACHRI. The successful candidate will join a rich academic environment supported by the resources of the Owerko Center at ACHRI (focusing on research in childhood neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders) and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education.
We are seeking an individual with expertise and a strong track record in clinical and developmental neuroscience, and/or child and adolescent psychopathology, who has established a vigorous research program exploring some aspect of the etiology, pathogenesis, early diagnosis, prevention or treatment of childhood psychiatric disorders. The successful candidate will join a critical mass of local researchers with expertise in basic and person-centred research in child and youth mental health including (but not limited to) neuroimaging, genetics and epigenetics, and transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Qualifications of the applicants include a MD, PhD or MD/PhD. Candidates must have a demonstrated focus in one of the following areas: anxiety, depression, ADHD or another major childhood psychiatric disorder. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level would be expected to have 2-3 years of experience in research or research-related roles beyond the MD, PhD or MD/PhD, and a proven record of excellence in qualitative research methodologies as demonstrated by scholarly publications and the ability to compete successfully for funding.  Applications at the Associate Professor level must present evidence of an established, externally funded research program, a strong publication record, a record of successful teaching and graduate student supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement and leadership contributions within the professional and other communities.
For full details, please visit the University of Calgary’s Academic Careers website.







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