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Academic Position in Cardiac Sciences and Radiology

University of Calgary

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6).

The Departments of Cardiac Sciences and Radiology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary in conjunction with the Libin Cardiovascular Institute invite applications from mid- to senior career Cardiac Imaging Specialists for an academic position at the rank of Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) or Professor (with tenure). This position has a minimum of 60% protected time for research with the remaining 40% of time committed to clinical service, leadership, and educational activities. The successful candidate will also be considered for the role of Scientific Director, Stephenson Cardiac Imaging Centre (SCIC).

Qualifications include relevant medical training and experience in clinical cardiac imaging, MD and Fellowships or equivalent, and eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. A MSc/PhD degree and/or equivalent research training and experience is an asset. The successful 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 as evidenced by continuous publication in high-ranking journals, including as senior or first author. Applicants must show evidence of successful teaching and/or graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities.

In addition to the above, applicants at the Professor level must provide evidence of a continuous, externally funded (at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/International organization) and well-established research program, outstanding academic publication record as evidenced by continuous publication in high impact journals or leading in the field, demonstrated ability to lead research teams, outstanding teaching and graduate supervision record, and evidence of academic service and/or leadership.

SCIC is an academic center of excellence, and the recruitment of a scientific director is crucial for continued academic success. SCIC currently operates two 3T Siemens MRI scanners in a dedicated cardiac imaging program with protected scanning time for research activities. Dry lab and office space is adjacent to the scanners. The successful candidate will demonstrate an established record of accomplishment in cardiac imaging research. They will build on the current projects in the center and work with the Libin Cardiovascular Institute to establish an independent research program.

UCalgary is Canada’s entrepreneurial university, located in Canada’s most enterprising city. It is a top research university and one of the highest-ranked universities of its age. Founded in 1966, its 36,000 students experience an innovative learning environment, made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. It is Canada’s leader in the creation of start-ups. Start something today at the University of Calgary. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

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 University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

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)
• Leadership statement including equity, diversity and inclusion considerations (not to exceed 2 pages)
• The names and contact information for three (3) referees. Reference letters will not be required unless the applicant is short-listed for a visit/interview.

View full posting and apply: https://medicine.careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/13734594-academic-position-in-cardiac-sciences-and-radiology-departments-of-cardiac-sciences-and-radiology-cumming-school-of-medicine

For more information please contact:
Dr. Vikas Kuricahan
Head, Department of Cardiac Sciences
vikas.kuriachan@albertahealthservices.ca

Application deadline: February 29, 2024

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 strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy 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.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (equity@ucalgary.ca) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).

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)