University of Alberta

Division Director, Rheumatology Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry University of Alberta

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100625059
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, is inviting applications for the Division Director, Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, the Faculty has been internationally recognized among the world’s top 50 medical schools, and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions. The University is currently home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff. The University has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and attracts more than $480 million in sponsored research revenue.

The Division of Rheumatology at the University of Alberta is focused on ensuring excellence in clinical practice, research and teaching. It currently provides clinical services to all acute care facilities in Edmonton Zone, and consultative service to Northern Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and the North West Territories. The University-based Division is ably assisted by a group of community based rheumatologists who actively support the research and education missions.

The Division’s research activities have been nationally and internationally recognized and center on its clinical programs including RAPPORT (rheumatoid arthritis), FORCAST (ankylosing spondylitis) and the lupus program. Research also occurs in the area of medical education methodology.

The educational program in Rheumatology spans all levels of medical education from medical students through comprehensive fellowship programs with the Rheumatology Residents uniformly achieving high success rate in national (RCPSC) examinations. 

The Department is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader who will be supportive of all elements in the Division. The successful candidate will be an active advocate for the Division, and will be professional, respectful, collegial and consultative in his or her leadership with a strong decision making capability within a highly complex and high performing environment.  The ability to recruit and mentor staff in order to drive educational innovation, maximize research output and lead strategic growth initiatives is also essential. 

The successful candidate will be an MD (or equivalent) with appropriate clinical qualifications, and will be offered a tenured appointment within the Department.  He or she will be recognized internationally through scholarly accomplishment in research and/or teaching.  Preference will be given to individuals with senior administrative experience in an academic setting. 

This full-time contingent position is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be found at Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and the Department of Medicine can be found at

As the capital of Alberta, Edmonton is a vibrant, cosmopolitan centre of over one million, featuring an abundance of community activities, services, attractions, welcoming neighbourhoods, parks and river valley activities – a city that truly offers something for everyone (

Interested candidates should submit online an up-to-date curriculum vitae outlining areas of research interest, educational involvement and leadership experience. Three reference letters should also be forwarded directly to Barbara Hiscock. Interested individuals are asked to submit their material by July 15, 2016.  The competition will remain open until the position is filled.

For more information or to submit your candidate package, please contact:

Barbara Hiscock
Assistant Chair, Administration
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
Ph: 780-248-1639

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

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.