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Academic Clinician-Scientist in Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology
Full Time Practice
Alberta Children's Hospital
2021-02-12  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
Position located in: Calgary Zone To learn more about this zone
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The Department of Paediatrics ( in conjunction with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI; at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary invite applications for a full-time Academic Clinician-Scientist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (tenure track or with tenure contingent on funding) to advance an independent academic research program in a sub-discipline area of Pediatric Neurology. Alignment of the research interests with the priorities of the section of Pediatric Neurology, ACHRI, the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and the University of Calgary is expected (

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must present evidence of an evolving, well-grounded research program with clear potential, or demonstrated success, in gaining externally funded (at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/International organization), a strong publication record as evidenced by continuous publication in high ranking journals, or leading journals in the field, evidence of successful and expanding teaching and graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities.

Applicants at the Associate Professor level 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 as evidenced by continuous publication in high ranking journals, or leading journals in the field, evidence of successful teaching and graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities.

This position would assume leadership and growth in the area of focus in conjunction with existing highly successful programs in Stroke, Epilepsy, Neuromuscular Disorders, and NeuroCritical Care 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 program. Additionally, this individual must have particular academic expertise in their field of choice with a national or international reputation. The successful candidate will also 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 one of the top academic pediatric neurology programs in Canada and within an outstanding collaborative environment. Generous start-up package and space are available through the Department of Paediatrics and ACHRI and will be commensurate with experience and the research needs. A joint appointment to the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (, and associate membership in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute ( would be possible and encouraged when appropriate.

The Section of Pediatric Neurology based at the Alberta Children’s Hospital provides neurological clinical care to the children of southern Alberta and neighbouring Saskatchewan/British Columbia. At present, the Section is comprised of 10 faculty child neurologists, and an extensive team of trainees and allied health professionals. Excellence in clinical care and research spans all elements of child neurology including: Epilepsy, Neurotrauma, Stroke, NeuroCritical Care, Headache, Demyelination & Neuroimmunology, Neonatal Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurodevelopment, Movement Disorders, and Brain Malformations. The Section provides tertiary care to pediatric patients in Southern Alberta, SE British Columbia and SW Saskatchewan, a catchment area of approximately 2.5 million people. The 127 bed Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) opened in 2006 followed by the adjacent Child Development Centre and Rotary Flames House Hospice. The Department of Pediatrics has over 300 clinical and academic faculty members who are part of the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

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

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.

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 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. 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)

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.

Qualifications include an MD, certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatric Neurology or equivalent certification from another professional association. Further, an advanced research degree such as an MSc, MPH, PhD or equivalent would be considered an asset in addition to the requisite MD. Preference will be given to those with proven academic excellence and clinical expertise in Neurooncology, Neurogenetics, Neurometabolics, Headache, Epilepsy, or Neuromuscular Disease. The position will be in a Clinician Primary Researcher profile, providing 70% protected time for research, and will include minimal administrative, clinical service and teaching responsibilities.

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

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

Funding Source: Alberta Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP). Remuneration for this position will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.

Dr. Mark Anselmo

Associate Professor and 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


Applicants are to submit: Cover letter, Curriculum vitae, research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages), the names and contact information for three referees to by 12-Feb-2021

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