University of Alberta

Division Director and Nephrology Section Chief for the Edmonton Zone

MED Medicine Department

Competition No.  -    A100636417
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS), invites applications for the position of academic Director, Division of Nephrology and Immunology and Nephrology Section Chief for the AHS Edmonton Zone.  Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is recognized as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.  AHS, employing nearly 110,000 people, is recognized among the top 100 employers in Canada.

The Northern Alberta Renal Program (NARP) is the largest renal failure program administered by any single center in Canada.  Innovative clinical programs and clinical research address the unique challenges of our very large geographic catchment area.  All 32 Nephrologists in the city of Edmonton contribute to the clinical teaching mission, delivered at 3 major teaching hospitals.  21 Nephrologists,  located at the University of Alberta Hospital hold full-time faculty positions at the University of Alberta and contribute to medical research spanning the spectrum from fundamental science through epidemiology, health economics and health services research.   The Division enjoys a strong international reputation in the areas of transplantation and dialysis research. The training program in Nephrology is fully accredited and usually supports 3-5 subspecialty trainees at any given time.  The graduate program in the Department of Medicine further supports the training of MSc and PhD students with specialization in Experimental or Translational Medicine.

The position of academic Division Director and AHS Edmonton Zone Section Chief is usually, but not necessarily combined.  The successful candidate for each role is expected to be a leader who will further develop the Division and the clinical Section to rival the best Nephrology Groups worldwide.  We value, above all, strong, effective leadership and outstanding collaborative skills.  Individuals who can skillfully combine the clinical and academic missions will be given preference.

Interested applicants must hold an MD (or equivalent).  Certification in Nephrology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada is preferred. Applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). 

Interested candidates are asked to submit a Letter of Intent outlining your vision on Academic, Clinical & Education for the division, and an update Curriculum Vitae to

Applications will be received up to August 30, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information please contact:

Barbara J. Ballermann, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
Head, Clinical Department of Internal Medicine, AHS

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.

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