Head, Department of Ophthalmology
University of Manitoba
Head, Department of Ophthalmology
The Max Rady College of Medicine and Shared Health are seeking an individual to provide outstanding leadership for the position of Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Manitoba and Provincial Specialty Lead, Ophthalmology, Shared Health commensurate with qualifications and experience for a five-year term commencing May 01, 2021 or as soon thereafter as possible. The opportunity presents the challenge of overseeing a department based on solid foundation of the discipline and innovation models of teaching and research collaboration and clinical care across the province. The successful applicant will be, or expected to become, a GFT at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor. A stipend will be provided for the duration of the appointment.
The Candidate should have a substantial record of achievement in ophthalmology and extensive experience in teaching, research, administration, and leadership ability appropriate for the scope and challenge of this senior position. As well, the Department is responsible for the delivery of undergraduate teaching within the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.
Shared Health is a Provincial organization responsible for planning, quality, patient safety, standards and innovation while ensuing a sustainable cost-effective health care system. The successful candidate will be the lead advisor within Shared Health on all aspects of ophthalmology care in the Province.
Candidates must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Certification in Ophthalmology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is required.
Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently under‐represented groups, and pursuant to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission Policy I‐7, preference will be given to applicants who self‐identify as women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, as well as other historically underrepresented groups such as 2SLBGTQ+.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a letter outlining their interest and suitability for the position, a personal statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, research, service and/or other experiences and the names of three references by February 12, 2021 to:
Search Committee Co-Chairs: Dr. Brian Postl and Dr. Perry Gray
A103 Chown Building 753 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.