University of Alberta

Spinal Neurosurgeon

MED Surgery

Competition No.  -    A100734238
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, is accepting applications for the position of a contingent tenure track Spinal Neurosurgeon.

The Neurosurgery Program at the University of Alberta is committed to the improvement of health through excellence in patient care, leadership in education and research, and in preventative initiatives directed at the promotion of neurological well-being. The Division of Neurosurgery in Edmonton currently has 14 members, and provides all neurosurgical services for a wide geographic area serving a population of over two million people. Every subspecialty is represented and several subspecialties, such as spine, neuro-oncology and neuro-vascular interventional, are expanding. The University Hospital in Edmonton has recently opened a state of the art 3T intraoperative MRI unit, and efforts are underway to bring a radiosurgery installation to Edmonton as well.

The Division is recruiting a spinal neurosurgeon with an Academic appointment to start July, 2018. The position includes a 75% commitment to clinical practice including participation in a general neurosurgery and complex spine on-call program, which includes a 35% commitment to non-classroom teaching. A 25% commitment to classroom teaching, research and administration is also required.  The spine program is a combined neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery program, and participate in several registries and clinical trials.  Interest in clinical research in terms of registry participation and clinical trial recruitment is therefore required.  In addition, interest in basic science research is also welcomed.

Applicants must hold an MD or equivalent, with completed training in Neurosurgery, and must be eligible for licensure in the Province of Alberta. The successful candidate must have obtained the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in Neurosurgery. The successful candidate will also have completed a fellowship in complex spine surgery. Preference will be given to applicants who also hold a related Masters Degree or PhD designation.

The position includes a comprehensive benefits program and competitive salary through the Neurosurgery Academic Alternate Relationship Program (ARP).

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a current curriculum vitae, a two page a statement of clinical and research interest, and the names of three referees to:

Dr. B.M. Wheatley
Division Director, Neurosurgery
Re: Academic Spinal Neurosurgeon
2C3.83 WMC; 8440 – 112 Street
Edmonton AB T6G 2B7

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 (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

How to Apply


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is 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.