University of Alberta

Assistant Professor - Developmental Pediatrics

MED Pediatrics

Competition No.  -    A100832755
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 or tenure track position of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor within the Division of Developmental Pediatrics, located at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. This appointment is a 1.0 FTE, with a position description profile of 25% clinical (non-teaching), 45% teaching (10% classroom and 35% clinical), 20% research and 10% administrative duties.

The successful applicant will join the Division of Developmental Pediatrics, comprised of developmental pediatricians, pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialists, child psychiatrists, psychologists and a pediatric nurse practitioner, in providing interdisciplinary care for children with a variety of developmental disabilities.  The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient assessment and services for children with cognitive and motor disabilities, including learning disabilities, intellectual disability, ADHD, speech-language disorders, autism, FASD, cerebral palsy, and acquired brain injuries.  In a family centered environment, children are treated by a comprehensive team of allied professionals. A group of pediatricians, physiatrists, and developmental pediatricians provide medical coverage for outpatient specialty clinics and a 10 bed tertiary Pediatric Intensive Rehabilitation Inpatient 24 hour care program.  

In addition to clinical care, the division is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has a fully accredited Developmental Pediatrics subspecialty-training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  The successful applicant will engage with trainees from this program as well as with General Pediatric residents and elective medical students.  There are many opportunities for both classroom-based and clinical teaching as well as for developing skills in Developmental Pediatric medical education.

The primary clinical and academic responsibilities associated with the role will be related to the clinical and academic leadership in the Complex Pediatrics Therapies Follow-up Program (CPTFP), which includes active follow-up of young children who have undergone complex/invasive therapies, collaborative research activities, and outreach developmental assessments. The division is home to a number of other active research programs providing opportunities for additional academic pursuits. 

Applicants must hold an MD and have completed a specialty residency in Developmental Pediatrics. Hiring preference will be given to those specialists with graduate-level research training and experience in developmental follow-up as well as prior experience in managing developmental programs or services. The applicant must also hold a current license to practice in the Province of Alberta, and appropriate liability coverage.

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’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry 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 and attracts nearly $450 million in sponsored research revenue.

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

Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, MD, FRCP(C)
Professor and Interim Divisional Director, Division of Developmental Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Mailing address:
209 GlenEast
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
10230 111 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5G 0B7
Phone: (780)735-8280
Fax: (780)735-8249
Hospital Email:
University Email:

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.

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