Academic Clinician-Scientist in Pediatric Neurology
University of Calgary
The Department of Paediatrics (http://www.ucalgary.ca/paed) in conjunction with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI; http://research4kids.ucalgary.ca) at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary invite applications for a full-time Academic Clinician-Scientist at the Assistant Professor 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 (https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/deans-office/strategic-plan).
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 Neuro-oncology, 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.
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 (https://www.ucalgary.ca/dcns), and associate membership in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca) 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, Development, , 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 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
View full posting and apply on https://medicine.careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/6094251-academic-clinician-scientist-in-pediatric-neurology-department-of-paediatrics-cumming-school-of-medicine
Questions about this position may be directed to:
Dr. Mark Anselmo,
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics
Please reference Academic Clinician-Scientist in Pediatric Neurology in the subject line of your e-mail.
Application deadline: February 12, 2021
To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website (http://careers.ucalgary.ca/). For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (http://medicine.careers.ucalgary.ca/).
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).