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Academic Position in Medical Education

University of Calgary

The Department of Medicine (, in partnership with the Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary invites applications for a Tenure Track appointment at the Assistant Professor level.

Qualifications include a PhD, or equivalent, in Medical Education research, an established track record in medical education scholarship, research interests that align with the Department of Medicine’s vision to enhance educational scholarship, proficiency in designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative studies in medical education, an ability to perform statistical analysis of educational data, expertise in competency based education, learner assessment or curricular design, and the ability to work independently and in a team.

The candidate must show evidence of a record of excellence in medical education research as demonstrated by scholarly publications and the ability to compete successfully for funding. At the Assistant Professor level, this will entail the publication or submissions in progress of at least 10 peer-reviewed papers, with the majority as first or senior author. The position will have 50% protected time for research.

This position will allow the successful candidate to conduct original research/scholarship in medical education that aligns with the priorities of the Department of Medicine and lead efforts in the Department of Medicine to support residents, fellows and faculty in educational research and scholarship, including study design, obtaining grants, analysis of data and disseminating results. This position would support, develop, renew, and evaluate curricular change as well as assist the Department in the integration between medical education scholarship and research and quality improvement.

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 the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as 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. 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
• Academic Curriculum Vitae
• Research Interest Statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
• The names and contact information for three (3) referees

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Questions about this position may be directed to:

Dr Karen Fruetel, Vice Chair of Education, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

Application deadline: March 15, 2020

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.

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; in particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal People, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (