University of Alberta

Clinical Gastroenterologist with Special Expertise in IBD

MED Medicine Department

Competition No.  -    A100632135
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Division of Gastroenterology, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for an Academic Clinical Track Gastroenterologist with special expertise in IBD.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions and has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools.  The Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine currently has 20 MD members and is one of the largest GI and hepatology centers in Canada.  It manages a leading-edge research program involving 45 graduate and undergraduate students, over 3 million dollars in basic and clinical research funding annually and has developed the Center of Excellence in Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Immunity Research.  As a major referral centre, the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta Hospital has a highly specialized consultation and advanced therapeutic endoscopy facility, a state-of-the-art in-patient unit and highly skilled gastroenterologists, hepatologists and gastrointestinal scientists.

The GI Division is recruiting for an academic gastroenterologist with special expertise in IBD.  The GI Division at the University of Alberta is an internationally recognized center of excellence in the management of inflammatory bowel disease patients. It manages the care of over 3000 IBD patients and provides expert advice to a catchment area of 1.6 million people. The position will include involvement in inpatient ward, consultation and outpatient GI clinic service.  The expected start date is no later than July 1st 2017 .The job will involve a minimum of 75% of clinical work in luminal GI as well as IBD involving inpatient ward and outpatient consultations with the  remainder spent on teaching, administration and research.

Candidates must hold an MD or equivalent with completed training in Gastroenterology and must be eligible for licensure within the Province of Alberta.  They must have obtained the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Fellowship in Gastroenterology or equivalent.  Extra research and/or clinical training of at least one year in IBD are a requirement.

The successful applicant will be expected to apply for a Clinical Academic Colleague Appointment in the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, which will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

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

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and current curriculum vitae outlining their clinical experience and possible research interests.  Should a candidate be selected for further interviews, three (3) letters of reference will be required. 

Dr S. Veldhuyzen van Zanten
Divisional Director Gastroenterolgy
2-14A Ziedler Ledcore Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2X8

Applications will begin being reviewed on March 13, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals 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 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.