Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Child and Youth Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry (http://www.ucalgary.ca/psychiatry/), Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI; http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/) and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI; http://research4kids.ucalgary.ca) invite applications for two (2) tenure-track academic positions, at the Assistant Professor level, to develop vigorous, independent, research programs in areas related to child and youth mental health.
Qualified applicants will be Psychiatrists or clinical Psychologists holding an MD, PhD or MD/PhD, and who are eligible for independent licensure in their discipline. We are seeking clinician-scientists with demonstrated excellence (as exemplified by publications in high impact journals in the field and peer-reviewed funding) in research related to child and youth mental health. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in the following areas: 1) Clinical and treatment research in anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD or other major childhood psychiatric disorders and 2) Clinical and developmental neuroscience - Research into the etiology and pathogenesis of childhood psychiatric disorders including (but not limited to) genetics, epigenetics and neuroimaging approaches. Eligibility for medical licensure in the province of Alberta is required for MD’s.
The positions provide at least 50% protected time for research, and will include expectations to contribute to teaching and for MD’s a clinical service provision. This is an excellent opportunity to develop an independent externally-funded research program within a collaborative environment. Generous startup packages are available through the Mathison Centre and ACHRI.
Led by Dr. Paul Arnold, the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education (http://mathison.ucalgary.ca) is focused on understanding the causes of mental illness and determining the most appropriate ways for prevention, early identification and early intervention, in order to: “reduce the burden of mental illness in youth so that youth and their families remain productive contributors to society”. The Centre, created in 2012, is home to 16 mental health researchers and is a hub for mental health researchers across the University of Calgary. The Mathison Centre provides an enriched environment for mental health research and the training of students and fellows at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine.
Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute established the Owerko Centre in 2015, dedicated to studying neurodevelopment and child mental health disorders. The Centre’s resources support research and training programs focused on uncovering the bio-psychosocial origins of childhood neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders and developing effective interventions for children and their families. Appropriately qualified investigators will be encouraged to collaborate in this initiative.
More details of this unique opportunity can be found at http://hbi.ucalgary.ca/files/hbi/mathisonbackgrounder_may20162.pdf. Potential applicants should submit a cover letter, academic CV, a statement of research interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and the names of three (3) referees, by September 16, 2016, to:
Dr. Paul Arnold,
Director, Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education
Department of Psychiatry
University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine
3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4Z6