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Academic Clinician Scientist in Global Health

Full Time Practice
Alberta Children's Hospital
2021-12-24  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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The Department of Paediatrics ( in conjunction with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI;, the O’Brien Institute for Public Health (, and the Indigenous, Local and Global Health Office (ILGH; at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary invite applications for a Contingent Term appointment a 0.8 FTE Academic Clinician-Scientist at the Associate Professor level to advance an academic/research program in Paediatric Global Health. Alignment of the applicant’s academic/research focus with the priorities of the Department of Paediatrics, ACHRI, ILGH, the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, and the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and the University of Calgary is expected (;

This position would maintain a research focus, assume leadership and promote growth in conjunction with existing highly successful thematic programs in Paediatric Global Health within the Department of Paediatrics and the University of Calgary. Importantly, the successful candidate must possess prior experience, or show evidence of growing experience, in running a focused, well-established and independently funded research or development program in Global Health. Additionally, the successful candidate must have particular academic expertise in their field with a national or international reputation and will be expected to contribute meaningfully to medical student, resident and fellow training. This is an excellent opportunity to help lead and grow a program within an outstanding collaborative environment. Start-up package and space are available through the Department of Paediatrics and ACHRI and will be commensurate with experience and the research needs. Additional membership in the O’Brien Institute for Public Health ( is encouraged when appropriate.

The Department of Paediatrics is based at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and provides care to the children of Southern Alberta and neighbouring Saskatchewan/British Columbia. At present, the Department is comprised of over 350 clinical and academic faculty members who are part of the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary and an extensive team of trainees and administrative staff. The Department’s Paediatric Global Child Health Unit has multiple physician-educators and researchers involved in many different programs including simulation, distance learning, care guidelines and implementation in a number of sites across the globe. The Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute is home to more than 330 child health researchers and is facilitating the University wide Child Health and Wellness Strategy aiming to improve the outcome of children and families.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in Canada’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the 'Apply Now' link.

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • The names and contact information for three referees

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Questions about this position may be directed to:

Dr. Michael Leaker

Associate Professor and Interim Head, Department of Paediatrics


Please reference Academic Clinician Scientist in Global Health in the subject line of your e-mail.

Application deadline: December 24, 2021

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website ( For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (

The University has implemented a new Vaccination Directive that requires all faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 1, 2022. You will be required to upload proof of vaccination prior to commencing your duties. Please review the COVIDSafe Campus website for further information and access to additional resources.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. Global Health projects take an explicitly anti-racist approach to hiring. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Medical Staff

Alberta Health Services has approved a mandatory Immunization of Workers for COVID-19 vaccine policy, effective immediately. In accordance with the Policy, all contractors and AHS employees, including medical and midwifery staff are required to be fully immunized against COVID-19 prior to their first day of practice.

Qualifications include an MD and certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatrics. The preferred candidate must present evidence of an established, externally funded (at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/international organization) research program, a strong publication record and a successful teaching track record. This is an academic role responsible for academic output including the generation and dissemination of new knowledge both at home and within partnership communities and setting the vision for pediatric global health post pandemic. As such, applicants should have evidence of an established track record of academic engagement and partnership with the Global Health community. Applicants must have strong leadership skills including managing large projects and teams to execute a strategic direction, expertise in global health research and scholarship, experience in mentoring of all learners and importantly experience collaborating within a global health partnership in a low/middle income setting.

Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits. For complete details on the AMA benefits, please see

Dr. Michael Leaker

Associate Professor and Interim Head, Department of Pediatrics University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone

Alberta Children’s Hospital

28 Oki Drive NW

Calgary, AB T3B 6A8

Phone: 403-955-7802

Fax: 403-955-3065


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