Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor, Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Craniofacial Research

Position Summary:

The McGill University Faculty of Dentistry is committed to the advancement of dental science and related fields. We are inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor rank in the field of Craniofacial Research.

The McGill University Faculty of Dentistry is a dynamic faculty that is proud to host a multidisciplinary group of researchers. We have a strong record of national and international leadership with extensive collaborations with other departments and faculties working in diverse research areas including biomaterials, mineralized tissues, nanobiotechnology, tissue engineering, pain, epidemiology, public health, Indigenous health, oral health research, clinical research, dental education and knowledge translation .

McGill University is rapidly expanding in all areas of nanotechnology and cell biology and is creating additional major infrastructure facilities for nanoscience and nanobiology, including the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, the Centre for Biorecognition and Biosensors (CBB), the McGill Institute for Advanced Materials (MIAM), the Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research, and the Facility for Electron Microscopy Research (FEMR), which is a world-class, open access electron microscopy facility. The FEMR offers a comprehensive range of electron microscopy (EM) resources, expertise and services for both routine and advanced sample preparation, EM imaging, analysis of biological matter, hydrated and beam-sensitive materials, and ambient temperature materials.

Montreal is also becoming a global center for Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with major academic and industry-related research centers. McGill has identified AI/ML as a strategic priority and includes the Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM), the School of Computer Science, the McGill Initiative in Computational Medicine (MiCM), and the Neurohub and Machine Learning platform. ML and AI are buoyed by The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR; that supports AI hubs and researchers across the country including the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (, co-led by McGill. Companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Samsung have converged on Montreal and opened research labs on AI/ML, affording further opportunities for both fundamental and applied research.

The successful candidate will thus benefit from an exceptionally rich ecosystem and from a rapidly growing number of faculty, companies and initiatives that provide an exciting interdisciplinary environment for learning and research.

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 1 or a Tier 2 Chair in Craniofacial Research, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.

Nominees for Tier 1 Chair positions must be professors or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination. Alternatively, if they come from outside the academic sector, nominees must possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at these levels.

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 justification process:

Eligibility conditions for CRCs are on the CRC Program website:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Successful applicants will be expected to:

  • Develop an independent, externally funded research program of the highest international standards in their own areas of expertise, and in association with the Faculty of Dentistry.
  • Maintain a dynamic research program while actively engaging in teaching and supervision of a diverse student body in the graduate training program.
  • Disseminate research findings through peer-reviewed publications, and other knowledge translation and exchange activities.
  • Participate in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission (i.e.: teaching, supervision of graduate students and involvement in academic and administrative committees).

Other Qualifying Skills and Education Requirements:

Applicants must have a PhD.

  • Candidates that also hold a DMD or equivalent degrees are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • An outstanding record of research/scholarly activity, which is demonstrated by the quality of publications in top ranked, internationally recognized, and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of international stature.
  • A commitment to high quality training of graduate students; evidence for excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments and accolades, strong letters of reference, a reflective teaching statement, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.
  • A record and interest in innovation and translation are an asset
  • In accordance with career stage, candidates are expected to demonstrate evidence of high quality teaching, inclusive pedagogy, and supervision of a diverse student body.
  • A commitment to – and in accordance with circumstances, a track record in – equity, diversity, and inclusiveness (EDI) is preferred.

Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 Chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position

How To Apply:

Applications must be submitted: To the human resources office of the faculty of Dentistry at iren.urazbaeva [at] and Dean’s office at sarahjane.martinez [at]

The following supporting documents are required:

  • 1-page executive summary including summary CV and key points of research vision
  • Cover letter
  • Full curriculum vitae, including statement on three important contributions and leadership activities
  • A pdf document comprising:
    • Vision and research statement
    • Teaching statement
  • 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.

Employment Equity:

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome 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 productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at angela.campbell [at] or 514-398-1660.

Faculty of Dentistry