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Associate Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

University of Calgary

The Department of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, Calgary, in conjunction with the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, invites applications from outstanding investigators for a Contingent Term position as an academic gastroenterologist/ health services researcher, at the Associate Professor level in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Cumming School of Medicine.

Qualifications include an MD, FRCPC certification in Gastroenterology and eligibility for specialist licensure in the Province of Alberta. This position is for a clinician-investigator with 75% protected time for research and administration with responsibilities aligning with clinical needs within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. There is a special interest in both the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health for the recruitment of an academic clinician researcher with a specific expertise and training in clinical nutrition intervention research in digestive diseases, in particular IBD and cirrhosis as well as a specific interest in mind body interventions and impact on digestive health and wellness.

The recruit should have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in the dietary determinants of gut related inflammation, dietary interactions with the microbiome, methods of malnutrition screening and nutrition assessment, and experience with dietary intervention studies in digestive diseases. Specialized advanced training in clinical nutrition and medical education skills with a focus in knowledge translation using ehealth delivery are required. The applicant would be expected possess medical education advanced skills allowing them to successfully lead the RCPSC accredited Clinical Investigator Program within the Cumming School of Medicine.

An individual with this academic profile will align strongly with the strategic research priorities of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health within the Cumming School of Medicine, and the Institute’s Better Health Care theme area, and more broadly with the University of Calgary’s university-wide strategic research plan. Further, the proposed position will also strongly align with two of the university’s Eyes High priority themes – specifically the priority stream that focuses on chronic disease, and the human dynamics priority stream (that focuses on social determinants of health and well-being).

Alberta Health Services operates five teaching hospitals in the city of Calgary, including the new South Health Campus acute care facility. AHS serves 1.8 million residents of Southern Alberta, Southeastern British Columbia and Southwestern Saskatchewan. The Department provides academic and clinical services in an integrated manner across all of the hospital sites and in several ambulatory care settings.

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 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 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
• Teaching Dossier
• The names and contact information for three referees

View full posting and apply: https://medicine.careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/5218781-clinician-researcher-departments-of-medicine-and-community-health-sciences-cumming-school-of-medicine

Questions about this position may be directed to:


Mark G. Swain, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FAASLD
Professor and Head, Section of Gastroenterology
Cal Wenzel Family Foundation Chair in Hepatology
swain@ucalgary.ca

Application Deadline: June 8, 2020

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)

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 (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/)