Department Chair, Department of Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Type: Full Time
Academic / Faculty
Academic / Research
College / University
Stipended Chair position. Individual would also be in practice during the remainder of the week.
Internal Number: 53075
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.
The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine is recognized for its excellence in basic and clinical research, outstanding diagnostic and clinical medicine, and for its strong undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate education, all of which illustrate the expertise and diversity of our faculty and staff "The Department has a close relationship with the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP), one of the largest integrated laboratory medicine programs in the country; its members provide diagnostic and clinical medical services for South Central Ontario.
The Department includes outstanding research groups with expertise in cancer; immunology; molecular virology; respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases; cardiovascular diseases; gene therapy and genetics. Faculty members affiliated with the Department provide significant contributions to health sciences education through participation in the Education Program in Anatomy, the McMaster Surgical Skills Laboratory, Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program, undergraduate and postgraduate medicine and graduate studies. The Postgraduate Training Program in Laboratory Medicine is one of the best in Canada.
The role of Chair is an opportunity to play a key leadership role in the Faculty of Health Sciences while supporting excellence in academic, research, and clinical interests within the department. The Chair is accountable for the overall administration of the academic department and for the relationship between the Department and the broader academic community. The Chair is expected to inspire excellence in the department by encouraging faculty to reach their full potential.
Dynamic and engaged individuals who enjoy working in an interdisciplinary setting are encouraged to apply. Ideally, our next Chair will have demonstrated leadership experience in an academic setting and a demonstrated commitment to building and growing relationships within a diverse academic, research, and clinical environment. The successful candidate will have a track record of facilitating collaboration, ideally with experience navigating the relationships between clinical service requirements and academic needs.
Qualified candidates must be eligible to join the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program as professional staff members. Physicians should hold an MD or equivalent, be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent, and currently hold or be eligible to obtain medical licensure in the Province of Ontario in anatomical pathology, general pathology, hematopathology, or transfusion medicine. Non-physician applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will spend the equivalent of 2 days/week in this role and will receive a stipend. Review of applications will begin in late March and the effective date of appointment is July 1, 2023.
The diversity of our community and workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity and has a strong commitment to employment equity.
To achieve this vision for inclusive excellence, the Faculty seeks qualified internal and external candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
Please apply online for this position online by going to careers.mcmaster.ca and then to Job opening 53075.
The application package must include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and a two-page statement of interest. This statement should include your vision and innovative ideas for the role; your leadership experience; your clinical, research, and educational interests and plans, and a summary of contributions that you have made to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and/or the broader community. As part of the application process, applicants are asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey will take approximately two minutes to complete. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable, and inclusive recruitment process.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or “No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”
Questions regarding the position (including requests for the Terms of Reference), or related to accommodations required to participate in the application process should contact the Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
About McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences
In the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, we are advancing human and societal health and well-being as we train health care teams including physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, midwives and researchers to work together to provide the best patient care.
Our pioneering education advances and our excellence in world-class research has consistently placed McMaster among the top 40 universities in the world for health and medicine.
The Faculty’s programs cover a full range of health care, including schools of medicine, nursing and rehabilitation science, as well as programs for midwifery and physician assistant and a Bachelor of Health Sciences program. As well as graduate studies within the Faculty, we also have joint graduate programs including e-health, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, health management and health policy with Faculties across the university. The Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact also support important education programs and research, including research institutes.
At the Faculty of Health Sciences, we also ...look ahead, developing health care specialties for the changing health care sector. The Bachelor of Health Sciences program is one of the most highly sought-after undergraduate programs in Canada. A unique Bachelor/Master’s program in biomedical discovery and commercialization and an integrated biomedical engineering and health sciences (iBiomed) program are also very highly regarded. Master’s programs in public health, health science education, speech language pathology and psychotherapy are among our most recently developed programs.
The Health Leadership Academy, jointly established with the DeGroote School of Business, provides a pathway for health care students and professionals to develop world-class leadership capabilities in the health sector.
The Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine is renowned worldwide for its innovative method of small group, problem-based education, and a focus on self-directed, life-long learning. Its three campuses – the Waterloo Regional Campus in Kitchener, the Niagara Regional Campus in St. Catharines and the Hamilton campus — ensure new physicians are prepared in both community and tertiary health care.
The School of Nursing has a very successful, fully integrated consortium with Mohawk College in Hamilton and Conestoga College in Kitchener, which graduates more than 500 nurses a year with a McMaster’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
Our School of Rehabilitation Science trains evidence-based practitioners through self-directed, problem-based educational programs, all at the graduate level, and the school continues to be a leader in the transition to electronic-based curriculum.
Integral to our mission are our extensive research programs. McMaster has been Canada’s top research-intensive university for the past 4 years, and the Faculty of Health Sciences is a major contributor to this success.
With our faculty at our strong academic hospital partners Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, the Faculty oversees biomedical and health care research totaling $289 million.
In partnership with the hospitals, government, health agencies and generous friends of the Faculty, the Faculty has 96 endowed chairs or professorships, which support researchers of the highest calibre; 33 Canada Research Chairs, which are given to the top scientists in their field; and 23 high-impact research institutes and centres.
Our areas of research expertise are many, and range from addiction, to allergy, asthma and childhood disability, cardiology, cancer immunology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, metabolic diseases, population health, stem cells, thrombosis and virology.
The Faculty is known for its interdisciplinary research, and we look to translate what we learn in our laboratories into health care thought and practice. We are committed to improving health care for the people of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and beyond.