University of Alberta

Academic Endocrinologist

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100628819
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This competition will be used to fill 2 positions.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for Academic Endocrinologists to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital.  Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.

The successful candidates will join a group of 18 endocrinologists in a tertiary care facility which serves over 1.5 million people, including the world’s largest islet transplant program, and one of the largest Pituitary Clinics in Canada.  The Division has excellent clinical facilities, a Royal College approved resident training program and easy access to dynamic testing and the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. 

The division’s research collaborations span basic, clinical and community-based research. Current areas of strength include Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition, Lipid Metabolism, Cardiovascular Disease and Exercise Physiology. Many of these collaborations are established through the Alberta Diabetes Institute which houses dry and wet labs as well as an 8000 square feet clinical research unit (BodPod, DEXA, Whole Body Calorimeter) and a 1500 square feet exercise lab. The ADI provides a number of core services and administers a range of funding opportunities (pilot grants, studentships, post-doc fellowships). 

The successful candidate will be an MD with certification in Endocrinology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and have completed additional training in research, as evidenced by a higher degree.  They will have a successful track record of publications and presentations and demonstrate clear potential to successfully compete for independent research funding. 

This is a full-time contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Medicine.  Academic rank will be based on experience and qualifications. Remuneration will be on the Academic Alternative Relationship Plan (A-ARP), which offers a very competitive remuneration package with excellent benefits.

The successful candidate will develop an area of clinical expertise, which will likely align with their research interests. Key accountabilities of the position will include, but will not be limited to establishing an independent research program, contributing to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate teaching and providing leadership in developing and delivering clinical endocrine services for in- and out-patients within the division.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of intent, highlighting their clinical training and expertise, research success and future research goals; their curriculum vitae should detail their education, qualifications, clinical and research experience; and the names and address of three referees to:

Dr. Peter Senior
Division Director, Endocrinology
9-114 Clinical Sciences Building,
11350-83 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada T6G 2G3

Applications will begin being reviewed on March 16, 2016; however, the competition will remain open until filled.

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

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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.

How to Apply

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