Academic Employment Opportunities

On this page: MSSA Manager, Strategic and Academic Initiatives | Division Director - Pediatric Infectious Diseases |
Associate Director of Research in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

MSSA - Manager, Strategic and Academic Initiatives

The Medical Service Staff Association (MSSA) is seeking to retain the services of a Manager, Strategic and Academic Initiatives.

The MSSA is composed currently of 166 pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists belonging to the Department of Pediatrics of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine and practicing largely either part or full time at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

The Manager will be reporting primarily to the Chair of Pediatrics and the Association Chair (Finance) for the Department. The primary responsibility of the Manager will be the implementation of the Strategic Plan recently developed and adopted by the Department.

The position is posted as a 3-4 day/week position, equivalent to 24-32 hours per week. The term of the contract is one year, renewable on an annual basis. A preliminary evaluation will be performed by the Chair and the Department’s Executive Committee after 6 months with the possibility of terminating the contract on the basis of inadequate performance.

As outlined by the Strategic Plan specific responsibilities include (in descending order of priority):

  1. Facilitate the recruitment of CaRMS 2 and international fellows by interacting with individual Divisions, the Chair’s office, the PGME office at McGill and individual candidates. The Manager will implement, standardize and streamline the above process and frame it according to a timeline that respects the McGill Post-Graduate Medical Education (PGME) master schedule. The Manager will oversee the enhancement of the Departmental website so that fellowships are appropriately disseminated and advertised.
  2. Oversee the implementation of the specific research stimulating initiatives outlined in the Strategic plan by partnering with the Chair’s office, the Associate Chair (Research) and the MUHC-RI
  3. Perform a Departmental scan documenting existing resources and deficiencies in the following areas: administrative (including secretarial), infrastructure (including space) and informational technology (computers, software). The Manager will meet with each Division individually to obtain granular feedback. She/he will compile a comprehensive report and propose cross cutting solutions to the Chair and the Departmental Executive Committee for consideration that will involve partnering with other stakeholders, including the hospital and the MCH Foundation.
  4. Oversee the creation of an effective communication strategy between all members of the Department (internal) and between the Department of Pediatrics and other important stakeholders (external). The strategy will be comprehensive, dynamic and innovative and take into account modern forms of communication. This will involve an initial external consultation in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine.
  5. Facilitate the implementation of assessment of needs and initiatives in the sector of professional development, physician wellness and diversity

The Chair could decide at any moment, after consultation with the Departmental Executive Committee to amend or change the priority ranks of the above stated tasks. The Manager will have and her/his disposal a budget of $15,000 per year to finance activities. Expenses will be transmitted and accounted for by the MSA administrative assistant. Administrative support will be provided by the MSSA Administrative officer. Expenses over $500 will need to be approved by the Chair’s office.

Compensation to be discussed and negotiated. The position offers three (3) weeks of paid vacation per year. All other employee benefits offered will comply or exceed the minimum stipulated to Quebec Labor Law.

Prior managerial experience in an academic unit situated in a clinical setting is preferred, as well as an undergraduate degree in business management, social sciences or engineering. 

Applications to be accepted by January 15, 2018. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and C.V. to macciaiolimssa [at] (Melissa Acciaioli)

Division Director - Pediatric Infectious Diseases

The Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre is seeking a Division Director for its Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases The individual will lead an experienced and cohesive group, caring for a broad range of patients within the specialty.  A clinician-investigator with a track record of research success and productivity will be prioritized. As part of their strategic research plan, McGill University and the Faculty of Medicine have invested in the creation of a McGill Interdisciplinary Institute of Infection and Immunity (MI4) that links and supports research expertise and resources across the McGill community.  McGill also has a thriving Global Health Program targeting the world-wide burden of infectious diseases.  Candidates must have completed a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases and be board certified or eligible by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.   Additional training and certification in Microbiology would be of additional value. Due to regulations of the Collège des Médecins du Québec, candidates who completed their medical training outside of North America, France, or Belgium will not be considered. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  The MUHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences including aboriginal people, visible minorities, and those with disabilities. The position also comes with an academic appointment at McGill University commensurate with academic qualifications.

About the Division and Montreal Children’s Hospital and RI-MUHC
The MCH is a full service academic pediatric hospital that has had international influence in the care of children for over 110 years.  In 2015, it relocated to a brand new and very unique facility that is comprised of separate but adjacent pediatric and adult hospitals, a Shriners Hospital, cancer centre, with basic, clinical and translational research facilities on one site.  All facilities are adjacent, facilitating collaboration between the pediatric and adult sectors, as well as the clinical and research sectors. Research facilities (basic, clinical and translational) are state of the art and the RI-MUHC has a thriving and well-funded Child Health and Human Development & Infection and Immunity Program.  The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is located within the combined hospital laboratory facilities (including microbiology) with a high volume of inpatient consultation service. 

About Montreal
Greater Montreal is a city of 4 million people with a very multicultural and cosmopolitan flavor.  French and English are the dominant languages and the ability to communicate in both would be an asset.  It is renowned for its summer festivals, excellent selection of restaurants, proximity to world class recreational and leisure areas, and the opportunity for a high standard of living with a cost of residential real estate considerably lower than many other major metropolitan areas in Canada and United States.  

Interested individuals should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees by November 1, 2017  to Dr. Michael Shevell, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University (michael.shevell [at] (email)).

Associate Director of Research in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Department of Pediatrics, McGill University, the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) seeks applicants in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine for a full-time Faculty position as Associate Director of Research with Academic appointment commensurate with credentials. The projected start date is July 2018. We are seeking recruitment from mid-level faculty who would be expected to drive and lead the Division’s research program and provide excellence in clinical care related to acutely ill and injured patients. Remuneration, research funding, protected time and infrastructure are competitive to ensure the candidate can successfully purse his/her research endeavours and further develop the Division’s research program.

The M.D. Candidate should be certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or possess comparable qualifications) and be eligible for licensure in the province of Quebec. Candidates must have or obtain a working knowledge of both French and English. The candidate must have demonstrable success in research, external funding and granting as well as mentorship of junior faculty.

The Montreal Children’s Hospital is a quaternary care Academic Pediatric Hospital whose Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine boasts a new, state-of-the-art, 39-bed Emergency Department with an annual census of over 80 000 visits.

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine consists of 24 highly trained and experienced BC/BE staff physicians who are a cohesive and energetic team dedicated to research, clinical excellence, teaching and innovation. Members of the Division are actively involved in diverse scholarly activities both at the hospital and university level with expertise in, but not limited to, trauma, patient safety, quality improvement, clinical innovation, medical informatics, medical education, disaster medicine and toxicology.

The Division’s research infrastructure is supported by full-time research assistants, The McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine which provides researchers access to a full range of clinical research services in a state-of-the-art environment dedicated to clinical research and the Research Institute of the MUHC, an international powerhouse with a worldwide reputation in the field of biomedical sciences and health care with cutting edge equipment, technology and labs supporting over 460 researchers and 1,200 graduate and post-doctoral students and fellows. The Division also has access to the state-of-the-art Arnold and Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre, as well as collaboration across McGill University to use for its training, teaching and research endeavors.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a signed letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: 
The Montreal Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine e-mail: penny.gounis [at]