University of Alberta

Academic Geriatricians

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100623980
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, are inviting applications for Academic Geriatricians to join the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The Faculty has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 100 medical schools and is one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.  Alberta Health Services is Canada’s largest and only provincial health region providing services for a population of over 3 million people.

The successful candidate will be dually accredited in General (Internal) Medicine and Geriatric Medicine with an MD or equivalent qualification and be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. 

The Division of Geriatric Medicine is seeking to expand its academic mission and the successful candidates will be offered a tenure-track or tenured appointment in the Department of Medicine.  The successful candidates will be responsible for providing specialist geriatric medicine services to the City of Edmonton and its hinterland with an increasing focus on providing specialist services which are closer to home for older Albertans. 

We are particularly interested in developing our research portfolio in the following areas:  dementia, long-term care and managed care of older adults, knowledge translation, falls and osteoporosis.  Appropriate research training and mentorship will be provided. Each physician will be expected to develop a research interest which is complementary to that within the Division.  However, other relevant research interests will be accommodated.

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s home page at  Details about the City of Edmonton and Alberta Health Services can be found at and

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining their experience, research interests and current activities along with three reference letters. The competition will remain open until the positions are filled. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Interested candidates are also encouraged to contact Dr. Adrian Wagg, Division Director, Geriatric Medicine,, to discuss the available positions and the opportunities offered by these posts. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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