Academic Geriatrician

McMaster University - Hamilton, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University invite applications for a full-time academic geriatrician for the position of Clinical Educator.

The successful candidate will be a full time member of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and is expected to contribute to the academic mission of the Faculty and Division. The successful candidate would be hired through one of the affiliated hospitals based within Hamilton and/or regional partners and their specialized geriatric service programs.

The successful candidate should be eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of assistant or part time clinical professor. The prospective appointee with demonstrated capabilities and post graduate education in teaching, administration and/or clinical research will be highly desirable. Candidates should also have strong leadership qualities and experiences.

The successful applicant will be expected to show evidence of collaborative skills and initiative to further advance the clinical and academic productivity of the Division. A commitment in education at all levels is essential, as well as active participation in the academic initiatives of the Geriatric Medicine Division and the Department of Medicine.

Candidates should bring training and experience in research, education, quality improvement, innovation or clinical leadership to the Division and will be expected to outline a plan for successful promotion within the Department of Medicine at McMaster University.

The job duties will include rounding on the geriatric rehabilitation clinical teaching unit, covering consult services, attending in outpatient clinics and taking evening and weekend on call duties in Geriatric Medicine. The specialized geriatric services are based at various sites across Hamilton, regional partners and its specialized geriatric service programs. The candidate is expected to be actively involved in all aspects of McMaster University’s academic mission (teaching and supervision of clinical trainees, graduate students and involvement in academic and administrative committees) and will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in these activities.

In addition, the successful candidate will hold a MD degree with Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Certification or equivalent in Geriatric Medicine and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario.

The Division of Geriatric Medicine faculty at McMaster University based within the Hamilton, Niagara, and Waterloo campuses in Ontario currently includes a collegial group of over 30 geriatricians along with Care of the Elderly affiliated physicians and geriatric clinicians.

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 requirement 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”

Please apply online via the McMaster Academic Careers website ( directing your application to:

Lorrie Reurink, Manager, Human Resources & Faculty Recruitment

Applications must include a current curriculum vitae, cover letter and description of geriatric interest as well as the names and addresses of three professional referees.

Closing date for application is September 9, 2019

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Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

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. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.