University of Alberta

Assistant Professor - Pediatric Infectious Disease

Department of Pediatrics

Competition No.  -    A100834211
Closing Date  -    Nov 17, 2017

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 Professor within the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease in the Department of Pediatrics.

The successful applicant will join seven academic pediatric infectious disease physicians providing a full spectrum of clinical services. In addition to clinical care, the division is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has a fully accredited Pediatric Infectious Disease subspecialty-training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We have an active basic and clinical science program, collaborating locally, nationally and internationally.

This position will be comprised of approximately 60% clinical service (and clinical teaching) and 40% academic pursuits: teaching and research. Research can be in any area within Pediatric Infectious Disease. Contributions to education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels are expected from all faculty.

The primary responsibility of the successful applicant will be to continue to design and implement our Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. They would also provide teaching and clinical service and intermittently provide coverage for the Infection Control Service. They would provide clinical service for the neonatal intensive care unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. A further responsibility would be to see pediatric patients in the TB clinic. 

Interested applicants must hold an MD and must have completed a subspecialty residency in Pediatric Infectious Disease, and be certified or eligible to become a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Pediatric Infectious Disease). See the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for more information on various routes of credentialing ( Successful candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). They must have previous experience with antimicrobial stewardship and clinical experience with pediatric TB.

The University of Alberta Medical School is one of the top 50 teaching and research universities in the world. The University of Alberta serves 39,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. Founded a century ago, the University has an annual budget in excess of $1.7 billion and attracts more than $500 million in sponsored research revenue.

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.

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

Dr. Joan Robinson
Divisional Director, Pediatric Infectious Disease
11405-87 Avenue
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9
Phone: (780)248-5540
Fax: 1-888-790-1176

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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