Academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

Ontario (CA)
Sep 01, 2020
Oct 01, 2020

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Academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario invites applications for the geographic full-time position of academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with appropriate experience. The successful candidate will join the staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital, a fully affiliated teaching hospital with McMaster University. The candidate will join the current McMaster complement of child and adolescent psychiatrists, pediatric psychologists and a team of Master’s level social workers and clinical nurse specialists.

We offer a collegial atmosphere, a unique academic environment, research opportunities and the opportunity to work in a growing academic department with enthusiastic colleagues. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences is a multidisciplinary Department consisting of MD and non-MD faculty working within a unique regional network of psychiatric services that integrates two hospitals. The Child and Youth Mental Health Program, McMaster Children’s Hospital, includes a 22-bed inpatient unit, an emergency child and youth mental health service, a consultation-liaison service, a day hospital program and outpatient services.

We have excellent opportunities available for psychiatrists interested in an academic career in the following areas: consultation-liaison, emergency psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry and substance abuse. Particular interest and expertise in consultation-liaison psychiatry and emergency psychiatry is an asset. Experience with evidence-based assessment instruments and rating scales is needed and a commitment to multidisciplinary clinical assessment and evidence-based treatment models is essential. The candidate will work as part of an inter-professional team with a focus on treatment of complex, co-morbid, and severe mental illness in children and youth.

The successful candidates for these positions will hold an MD and will have advanced training and experience in child psychiatry beyond residency, with preference given to candidates with 2-5 years practice experience. Candidates will have demonstrated commitment and skills in clinical education with all levels of learners and will provide leadership and training to future Child Psychiatrists. There are ample education and supervision opportunities with the General Psychiatry training program, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subspecialty Program, the Psychology postdoctoral program, residents from other Departments, medical and physician assistant students.

The academic child psychiatrists will be expected to fully participate in all of the appropriate departmental and divisional administrative and educational activities. Demonstrated capability and interest in clinical research and evidence of a history of research productivity to align with the departmental academic mission and vision is an asset.

Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario and hold Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons specialty certification in psychiatry or an equivalent designation. The appointee will hold a full-time academic appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at an academic rank appropriate to their credentials and experience. The positions offer excellent benefits and remuneration is commensurate with academic rank and position duties and responsibilities. To learn more about the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, please visit learn more about McMaster University and Hamilton, Ontario please visit To learn more about the Child and Youth Mental Health Program, please visit

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 applicants 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.

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their curriculum vitae together with a letter of intent which should include a brief statement on education/teaching, statement of research interests, and the names of three professional referees to Dr. Ellen Lipman ( at:

Dr. Ellen Lipman, MSc., M.D., FRCP(C)

Head, Academic Division of Child Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences Chief,

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, McMaster Children’s Hospital

Offord Centre for Child Studies

McMaster Innovation Park, Suite 201A

1280 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1


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. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

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