University of Alberta

Academic Vision Scientist Position

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Ophthalmology

Competition No.  -    A105228458
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.  The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. Home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and attracts more than $480 million in sponsored research revenue. The U of A offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses—including one rural and one francophone campus. The university has more than 260,000 alumni worldwide. The university and its people remain dedicated to the promise made in 1908 by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that knowledge shall be used for “uplifting the whole people.”

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Alberta, seeks an accomplished investigator to join our Faculty (at a rank commensurate with their scientific credentials). The successful applicant will be a part of an innovative program that offers a highly collaborative environment for both fundamental and translational vision research and builds on inter-departmental strengths in neurobiology, developmental biology, vascular biology, and molecular genetics of vision. 

We are seeking an outstanding scientist with a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D., who has a significant track record of accomplishment and a well-established independent research program in an area of vision science. The applicant is expected to have a competitive publication record of original peer-reviewed research, and an established, independent, and extramurally-funded research program in vision research. Applicants must also provide evidence of their commitment to multi-disciplinary collaborative research and excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The successful applicant will receive a competitive recruitment package with newly renovated laboratory space, and support from a productive network of vision scientists.

For full consideration please send via online application electronic copies of curriculum vitae, a two page statement of research interest, relevant publications, and three letters of reference attention to:

Dr. Karim Damji, Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

The competition will remain open until the position is filled.

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.