University of Alberta

Academic Physiatrist

MED Medicine Department

Competition No.  -    A100631948
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.


The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health, invites applications for an Academic Physiatrist to be based at the University of Alberta associated clinical facilities within the Edmonton Zone.  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 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alberta has a longstanding history of research success and education, particularly in the areas of neural integration, regeneration, and neuroprosthetics,  We are home to one of the largest residency training programs in Canada with 13 current trainees, 10 full-time academic faculty members, and approximately 25 clinical academic colleagues. In addition to clinical training, the Division of PMR has a strong record of well-funded research, particularly in the areas of spinal cord injury recovery and treatment as well as neuro-prosthetics and neural integration. Faculty members also host and supervise a number of graduate students in a variety of disciplines.  Our Division members have been the recipients of many national and international awards recognizing their contributions to rehabilitation science and education. The Division of PMR is also strongly associated with the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, one of the largest freestanding rehabilitation hospitals in North America, serving all of Northern Alberta, parts of British Columbia, and northern Canada.

The Division of PMR is now interested in further expanding our educational and research mission, particularly in the areas of neurologic related disability and global rehabilitation health.

The successful candidate(s) will be an MD (or equivalent) with certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).   A proven track record of academic success in research and/or education relevant to the above mission is required for this position. 

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Medicine, in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement. A comprehensive benefits package is included with this tenure track appointment.  Academic rank will also be commensurate with previous experience and training.

Key accountabilities of this Associate Professor or higher level position will include, but will not be limited to clinical service in an area of specialization congruent with identified needs, academic performance as defined by an individual service agreement, and the development of distance and global health initiatives. All tenure stream positions require research, teaching, administrative, and clinical duty. Bedside clinical teaching and didactic teaching responsibilities are also a component of this position. In Edmonton, hospital associated physiatrists fulfill a consulting role and may be expected to attend most of the hospitals in the Edmonton Zone on this basis, depending on clinical specialty or need.  In addition, there are specialized rehabilitation outpatient clinics at some of the hospitals and hospital clinics that may be attended by physiatry staff members, often in a multi-disciplinary environment. The exact time apportionment of these duties is negotiable, depending on the candidate. This position is directly accountable to both the academic division Director and the Clinical Section Head, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone for clinical activities.

Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Medicine Framework (AMF).  Total compensation will be commensurate with an existing salary grid based on education and experience and is highly competitive with other jurisdictions. 

The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”.  With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodation options, our energetic city has something for everyone.  For further details about our vibrant city, please visit

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 and Covenant Health can be found at and

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

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Shaun Gray
Division Director, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Rm 1226 - 10230 111th Avenue
Edmonton Alberta T5G 0B7
Ph: 780 735 8870  E-mail: or

 Applications will begin review on February 22, 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.

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

The University of Alberta, Covenant Health 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

Apply Online

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