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Term Position Psychosocial Oncology

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 Oncology and Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary in conjunction with the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute and Alberta Health Services, invite applications for a Contingent Term position within the discipline of Psychiatry, at the Professor level.

Qualifications include an MD and eligibility for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta in Psychiatry and Certification or board eligibility in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Applicants must have 10 plus years of experience with special competency in a Psychiatry discipline, evidence of continuous, externally funded (at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/International organization), an 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 leadership.

The successful candidate will be an academic clinical psychiatrist with a track record in psychosocial oncology with special interests in palliative care, indigenous health and /or geriatric oncology. In addition, the successful candidate will have a proven track record of leadership of diverse teams and will have an activity profile that will be in part in scope, servicing urban, rural and remote clinically applied academic investigation into unmet clinical needs.

The Department of Oncology and its eleven (11) clinical and academic divisions represent all major cancer disciplines. Our key research streams align with the research foci of the Cumming School of Medicine, the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the new Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre, the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute, and with the cancer research priorities of Cancer Care Alberta. Our clinical population and psychosocial research continuum within the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the Holy Cross Centre and the new Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre support the Department of Oncology’s vision, mission, and values, which guide us through our research, academic and clinical service success as identified in the four strategic pillars that form the framework to achieve our success plans. These include: i) Advancing our research foci, ii) Embracing our research leadership culture, iii) Building capacity, mentoring and supporting researchers, and iv) Fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Scheduled to open to the public in 2024, the new 1.4 million square foot Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre will engage patients at the centre of a multidisciplinary health system, enabling access to comprehensive cancer care services in a world-class facility. In fact, the extensive scope and integration of cancer care services at the Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre will make it one of the most comprehensive cancer centres in the world. Integrated research across the spectrum will further optimize care with focus on prevention, early detection, precision medicine and psychosocial care.

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://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/13904164-psychiatrist-departments-of-oncology-and-psychiatry-cumming-school-of-medicine
For more information please contact:
Dr. Don Morris,
Professor and Head
Department of Oncology
Email: Don.Morris@albertahealthservices.ca
Application deadline: March 8, 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 Cumming School of Medicine | University of Calgary (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 in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, 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)