University of Alberta

Assistant/Associate Professor - Pediatric Cardiology

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Pediatrics and Alberta Health Services

Competition No.  -    A100830216
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS) invites applicants to apply for a contingent tenure track position of Assistant/Associate or Full Professor within the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics, specializing in Pediatric Echocardiography.

The successful applicant will join 12 academic pediatric cardiologists who work together with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team to offer advanced and innovative care for the entire spectrum of congenital and acquired heart disease in children and adults. The Stollery Children’s Hospital sees approximately 10,000 children and adults with congenital heart problems and performs 10 to 12 pediatric heart transplants, over 600 cardiac surgeries, and over 300 cardiac catheterizations annually.  This program includes one of the largest pediatric mechanical cardiac assist device programs in North America, and performs trans-catheter valve implantation as well an interventional-surgical hybrid procedures.   

In addition to clinical care, the division is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has a fully accredited Pediatric Cardiology subspecialty training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The Program attracts numerous international subspecialty fellows as well, and houses an active basic and clinical science research program, collaborating locally, nationally and internationally.

Interested applicants must hold an MD and must have completed a subspecialty residency in pediatric cardiology, and advanced training in echocardiography for at least 12 months. A clinical and research specialty interest within the discipline of echocardiography, and demonstrated leadership experience in an echocardiography facility will also be advantageous. Candidates must be certified or eligible to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Pediatric Cardiology). See the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for more information on various routes of credentialing (

This position will be comprised of approximately 60% clinical service with the balance of time having an emphasis on educational, academic research and administrative duties.  Contributions to education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels are expected from all faculty. Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be based on the income scale of a competitive and highly successful academic alternate funding plan.

The University of Alberta is one of the top 50 teaching and research universities in the world. The University of Alberta is home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff. Founded a century ago, the University has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and attracts more than $480 million in sponsored research revenue.

Interested applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and a letter of application to:

Dr. Paul F. Kantor
Divisional Director
Pediatric Cardiology, Room 4C2.22 WMC
8440 112 St. NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7, CANADA
Ph: 780 248 5431
Fx: 1-888-353-1786

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 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.