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Zone Clinical Section Chief & Division Director, Endocrinology

Full Time Practice
University of Alberta Hospital / Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
2021-12-31  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
Position located in: Edmonton Zone To learn more about this zone
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Alberta Health Services in partnership with The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism invites applications for the joint position of Zone Clinical Section Chief and Academic Division Director of Endocrinology and Metabolism. The successful candidate will be offered a University of Alberta tenured or tenure track appointment at the rank of Full or Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is one of Canada’s premier academic medical institutions and is recognized among the world’s top 100 medical schools. The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine is internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.

The successful candidate will join a group of 18 endocrinologists in a tertiary care facility which serves over 1.5 million people, including the world’s largest islet transplant program, and one of the largest Pituitary Clinics in Canada. The Division has excellent clinical facilities; a Royal College approved resident training program and easy access to dynamic testing and the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.

The division’s research collaborations span basic, clinical and community-based research. Current areas of strength include Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition, Lipid Metabolism, Cardiovascular Disease and Exercise Physiology. Many of these collaborations are established through the Alberta Diabetes Institute, which houses dry and wet labs as well as an 8000 square feet clinical research unit (BodPod, DEXA, Whole Body Calorimeter) and a 1500 square feet exercise lab. The ADI provides a number of core services and administers a range of funding opportunities (pilot grants, studentships, post-doc fellowships).

The Clinical Section Chief in Endocrinology and Metabolism is responsible for all clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism services in the Edmonton Zone. This responsibility is generally shared with Facility Section Heads in each Hospital. The Academic Division Director is responsible for the academic mission of the Division, including recruitment, advancement, research and medical education.

The successful candidate will be will be recognized internationally through their scholarly accomplishments and will provide dynamic and visionary leadership in academic Endocrinology and Metabolism. Preference will be given to individuals with administrative experience in an academic setting. A doctorate degree in Medicine (M.D. or equivalent) and certification in Endocrinology by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) eligibility for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) are required.

Remuneration will be on the Academic Medicine Health Services Plan (AMHSP), which offers a very competitive remuneration package with excellent benefits.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of intent, up-to-date curriculum vitae outlining areas of research interest, educational involvement and leadership experience; and the names and address of three referees to:

Dr. Narmin Kassam

Head, Zone Clinical Department of Medicine

Chair, Department of Medicine

Applications will begin being reviewed on March 18, 2021 (30 days after ad posted); however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Alberta Health Services and The University of Alberta hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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