University of Alberta

Medical Geneticist/Assistant Professor

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medical Genetics

Competition No.  -    A115432977
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 at the rank of Assistant Professor with AHS Child Health in the Department of Medical Genetics.

The successful applicant will join an academic medical genetics clinic providing a full spectrum of clinical genetics services. In addition to clinical care, the clinic is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department of Medical Genetics has an active basic and clinical science program, collaborating locally, nationally and internationally.

This position will be comprised of approximately 60% clinical service and 40% academic (teaching and research) pursuits. Clinical expertise and/or interest in cancer genetics is preferred. Research can be in any area within Medical Genetics. Contributions to education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels are expected from all faculty.

Interested applicants must hold an MD and have completed residency in Medical Genetics or related disciplines; they should be certified or eligible to become a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Canadian College of Medical Genetics. 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). More information on the CPSA can be found at

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premiere health-education institutions and is located in Edmonton.   

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.

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.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae along with the names of three references to:

Dr. Michael Walter, Professor and Chair
Department of Medical Genetics
8-39 Medical Sciences Building,
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H7
Fax: (780) 492-1998

Department information is available on  Details about the University of Alberta and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry can be found on the Faculty’s homepage at  More about AHS and the City of Edmonton can be found at and 

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

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.