Assistant or Associate Professor – Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Alberta ( invites applications for the position of full-time tenure-track assistant or associate professor. This position will be eligible for nomination for a (Tier 2) Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Mental Health, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment (

Candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) and be trained in any area relevant to clinical translational psychiatric research across the range of CIHR pillar 1-4 research ( The successful candidate will have an excellent record of accomplishment, including relevant postdoctoral training, publication of primary research articles in high impact peer reviewed journals, success in gaining competitive external awards at the national or international level and the ability to mentor research trainees effectively.

Priority areas for research growth in the Department of Psychiatry include addictions and child & adolescent psychiatry. Current research in the Department focuses on biopsychosocial aspects of psychiatry and related neurological disorders and includes clinical translational activity in mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis and addiction. Our well-established Neurochemical Research Unit has excellent analytical and advanced imaging facilities for basic and bioclinical research in neurochemistry, psychopharmacology, behavioural neuroscience, and psychiatric genetics. Extensive collaborative opportunities exist with the Peter S Allen Neuroimaging Centre, with well-supported leading-edge MRI (including human MRS and fMRI & DTI at up to 4.7T) and emerging PET/MRI capabilities. In addition, there are opportunities for aspects of clinical, psychosocial and population health research in the department.

Collaborative opportunities include a new multidisciplinary Translational Science Institute for Neuroscience & Mental Health (, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute ( and other organizations including CASA (Child Adolescent & Family Mental Health []), The Institute of Health Economics (, The Women & Children’s Health Research Institute ( and Campus Alberta Neuroscience (

Researchers in the Department are expected to access competitive funding through national and provincial funding agencies (including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research: CIHR and Alberta Innovates Health Solutions: AIHS Competitive funding is also available through the programs of the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative ( led by the Palix Foundation, and Policywise (

Current engagement of the Department in national research initiatives includes Hub participation in the Canadian Depression Research Intervention Network (CDRIN) and engagement in the development of the Canadian Research Network in Substance Misuse (a CIHR Institute for Neuroscience, Mental Health & Addiction initiative). At the provincial level, researchers in the Department are working closely with Alberta Health Services (AHS) in the context of the Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs:, and there is excellent alignment between the SCNs and the priorities of the provincial health research funding agency (AIHS).

The Department has an excellent suite of educational programs, including well-established M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in psychiatry and participation in well-established graduate programs in Neuroscience. The Department has an excellent and well-established residency training program in psychiatry, with Royal College accredited sub-specialty training programs in child & adolescent, geriatric and forensic psychiatry.

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is one of Canada’s leading health-sciences faculties, a dynamic faculty within one of Canada’s top 5 universities. We are located in Edmonton, one of Canada’s largest, most diverse and dynamic cities, with a reputation for excellence in discovery-driven and translational research, scholarship and creative activities across diverse areas of impact in science, humanities, social sciences, health sciences, and fine arts. Home to more than 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $1.7 billion and attracts approximately $450 million in sponsored research revenue. The University remains dedicated to the promise made in 1908 by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that knowledge shall be used for “uplifting the whole people” as represented today by the institutional strategic plan, For the Public Good (

Interested applicants are invited to apply online by sending a covering letter, their curriculum vitae, a brief (1-2 page) five-year research plan, a record of teaching excellence, three original research papers that best exemplify their research interests and the names and contact information of three referees to:

Dr. Andrew J Greenshaw
Associate Chair (Research)
Department of Psychiatry
University of Alberta


To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

Posting end date: 2017/06/01