University of Alberta

Academic Position for a Public Health Physician in the Division of Preventive Medicine

Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100631517
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for a Public Health Physician to be based in the Division of Preventive Medicine.  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 University is currently home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff. 

The Division of Preventive Medicine is home to two Royal College accredited residency training programs, one in Public Health and Preventive Medicine and another in Occupational Medicine. Faculty members in the division engage in a range of research projects from evidence-based medicine to population health to bench research and provide clinical service in Public Health as well as Occupational Medicine.

The successful candidate will be an MD (or equivalent) with certification in Public Health and Preventive Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada or the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ) and will be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

Individuals with a focus on education and training at the undergraduate medical student and post-graduate resident levels, and those with experience in the administration of training programs are encouraged to apply.

Key accountabilities of the Public Health Physician will include, but will not be limited to, leadership and administration of Public Health educational programs in the Division of Preventive Medicine, engagement in research with a focus on Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and provision of clinical service as a Medical Officer of Health.

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Medicine, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement, and offers a comprehensive benefits package. 

Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Alternative Relationship Plan (A-ARP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, teaching and administrative experience, and research interests, along with three letters of reference.   

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Sebastian Straube
Divisional Director, Preventive Medicine
Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
5-30 University Terrace, 8303-112 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2T4
Tel.: 780-248-6291

Applications will begin being reviewed on February 20, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

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

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application. 

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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 Alberta Health Services can be found at . 

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.