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Health Services Researcher

University of Calgary

The Department of Community Health Sciences, in partnership with the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute and the Ohlson Research Initiative, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a full-time Contingent Term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Potential joint appointments could include the Departments of Surgery and Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine.

Qualifications include a PhD in Health Services Research, at least 2 years of postdoctoral training beyond the PhD and formal training in Quality Improvement with demonstrated applied research experience in Quality and Safety. A proven record of excellence in research as demonstrated by scholarly publications as principal author, presentations at academic meetings, and the potential to compete successfully for peer-reviewed funding is required. The successful candidate must also have teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as demonstrated research skills and expertise relevant to knowledge translation and implementation science (knowledge synthesis, guideline development and implementation, audit of patient care using large administrative databases, and development and implementation of complex theory-based knowledge translation interventions).

We are seeking a researcher to develop an independent health services research program focused on Head & Neck Surgical Oncology Care. Particular areas of expertise crucial for this position include implementation science, healthcare quality and safety, and healthcare policy and management. This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop an independent research program with collaborative interactions in a multidisciplinary environment that encompasses the Departments of Community Health Sciences, Surgery and Oncology; the Ohlson Research Initiative; the O’Brien Institute for Public Health; the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Research Institute; the broader University and Alberta Health Services. Established collaboration with these groups is an asset.

As a faculty member this role includes 75% protected time for research, complemented by contributions in education, mentorship / supervision, and administrative service / leadership. Teaching duties will include undergraduate- and/or graduate-level courses within the Department of Community Health Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to apply and be successful at local, provincial and national grant agencies.

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
• Curriculum vitae
• Research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
• Teaching Dossier
• The names and contact information for three (3) referees

Questions about this position may be directed to:

Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn
Head, Department of Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary
3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4Z6

Application deadline: February 15, 2019

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 (