Family Medicine - Assistant Professor (Primary Care)

McMaster University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-11-09

Family Medicine
Full-Time Faculty Researcher

The Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University is inviting applications for a faculty position in Primary Care at the Assistant Professor level, in the special-stream of appointments, to begin February 1, 2013.

We are seeking a candidate with interest and experience in developing and evaluating health care models and strategies with a focus on Primary Care/Family Medicine. Preference will be given to candidates with a predominant research focus in the primary care setting, expertise in a broad range of methodologies, and research interests in approaches to improving quality of primary care that include: health information technologies and innovative care delivery models and approaches, and experience conducting applied inter-disciplinary research in an academic medical department. Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed Doctoral degree, from an accredited institution
  • Experience and qualifications appropriate for appointment at Assistant Professor level.
  • Strong research methodology skills (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Evidence of ability to conduct both independent and collaborative research and to generate extramural funds for research
  • Strong record of published peer-reviewed articles
  • Knowledge of current trends and priorities in Primary Care Research
  • Experience fostering research among primary care clinicians
  • Experience teaching and curriculum planning for post-graduate clinician learners.

For a complete position description, please visit our website at:

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and the names of at least three referees who are scholars in the field by January 11, 2013 to:

Dr. John Cairney,
Acting Research Director
Department of Family Medicine
McMaster University
McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Road South, Suite 201A
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1
Fax: 905-527-4440

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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