Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Neuroendocrine Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism – McGill University

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Open to rank of Assistant Professor

Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Neuroendocrine Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism

Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Department/School: School of Human Nutrition

The Canada Research Chair is also open to internal candidates who already hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at McGill University.

Position Description

The School of Human Nutrition of McGill University’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Neuroendocrine Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism. High priority research areas include the role of central regulation of energy and nutrient homeostasis in prevention and modulation of nutrition-related metabolic disorders. Emphasis on the gut-brain axis, epigenetics or microbiota as modifiers of disease susceptibility.  McGill University is one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning with 40,000 students, and 1,700 tenure-track professors. The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences ( is located on McGill University’s Macdonald Campus, which occupies 650 hectares in a beautiful waterfront setting on the western tip of the island of Montreal.

The School of Human Nutrition ( is a research-intensive unit with ongoing activities in our on-site research facilities; including the School’s mass spectrometry and molecular nutrition laboratory, and Mary Emily Clinical Nutrition Research Unit, as well as the Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment, Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security. Other McGill-affiliated research and health centres ( include McGill University Health Centre teaching hospitals and McGill University Genome Quebec Innovation Centre.  The successful candidate who satisfies the eligibility conditions of the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Chair in Neuroendocrine Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.  Nominees for Tier 2 Chair positions must be emerging scholars and hold the rank of assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. A nominee who is more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and has experienced legitimate career interruptions (e.g., maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care) will be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justifications process.

Eligibility conditions for CRCs are found at

Job Duties

The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels advanced metabolism including research methodology, and establish and/or maintain an externally-funded research program, and develop research collaborations in a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectorial environment at the national and international level. The successful applicant is also expected to participate in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission (i.e. teaching, graduate student supervision, mentorship, and involvement in academic and administrative committees).

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in nutritional sciences, biochemistry, physiology or biomedical science discipline with a strong record of publication in high-quality scholarly journals. Preference given to candidates a minimum of 2 years postdoctoral research training, and with demonstrated experience in nutritional metabolism, transgenic model development and molecular regulation of gene expression.

Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 Chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position.


Job Classification: Tenure-track

Rank:  Assistant Professor

Job Status: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Deadline: Application deadline is October 31, 2019 or until position filled.


Applications must be submitted to:

The following supporting documents are required:

  • A cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research
  • The names and contact information of three referees. For Tier 2 nominees at the rank of Assistant Professor who are within three years of their PhD, one referee must be the PhD supervisor.

For internal applicants only: Supporting documents include a recent curriculum vitae and a statement of research aligned with the designated subject area for the Chair.


McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry. McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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