Research Chair in Forensic Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
$180,000 and above
Jul 09, 2020
Sep 30, 2020
Job Function
Position Type
Senior Level

The Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) invite applications for the Chair in Forensic Psychiatry. This position is a University of Toronto Endowed Chair. The expected start date is January 1st, 2021.

The University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, and is consistently ranked as the top Canadian university in international rankings. The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), composed of the University and including CAMH amongst its nine fully affiliated institutes, is one of the world’s largest, most productive academic health science networks.  The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addictions. CAMH has the largest forensic program in Canada and is a recognized leader in secure recovery, correctional and biological research relevant to forensic psychiatry.

Candidates for the endowed Chair in Forensic Psychiatry position must have a distinguished record of external funding, strong evidence of research and scholarly achievement, consistent record of peer reviewed publication, experience in mentoring, and documentation of outstanding teaching performance. They must demonstrate a proven capacity for leadership, integration and collaboration in the field of mental health and justice and enhance the development of forensic academic leaders of the future

The successful candidate must be a member of a teaching faculty of a degree-granting institution; have a research focus on Mental Health and Justice; must be able to foster academic research focused on adult forensic and developmental psychiatry, and hold either a Medical Degree with relevant research training and be eligible for licensure in Ontario, or a PhD. The successful candidate must also be eligible for an academic appointment as an Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. Additionally, a background in law, psychology and criminology would be considered an asset.

The Chair in Forensic Psychiatry will be for an initial five-year term with possible renewal for a subsequent five-year term upon successful review of the research program. The Chair will be entitled to a research stipend and funding to support their research program. If the successful candidate is an MD, compensation for clinical activities will depend on the amount of clinical work performed; the total compensation from all sources including the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and would be at or above $200,000 depending on clinical duties and the amount of clinical work performed. If the successful candidate is a PhD, the total compensation from all sources including the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and would be at or above $180,000.

Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2020.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by forwarding a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees to:

Vicky Stergiopoulos,


Attention: Dafina Karadjova

100 Stokes Street, Rm 6215

Telephone: 416.535.8501 x34749


For more information on the Department of Psychiatry please visit our website at

CAMH and The University of Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

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