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General Surgeon/Surgical Oncology Academic Surgeon

University of Calgary

The Department of Surgery, Alberta Health Services-Calgary Zone and University of Calgary, invites applications for a Contingent Term academic position at the Associate Professor or Professor level. The successful applicant will hold a primary appointment in the Department of Surgery.

Qualifications include an MD or equivalent, an active surgical Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) in General Surgery or Surgical Oncology and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. The successful candidate will have an established academic interest in research and/or education in addition to clinical practice. The successful candidate will practice at one of the four adult hospitals in Calgary (Foothills Medical Centre, Peter Lougheed Centre, Rockyview General Hospital and South Health Campus) and/or at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Candidates are expected to hold a research or education focused graduate degree (PhD or Masters). A track history in receiving research funding from peer-review national granting agencies and/or national recognition of teaching excellence is preferred. Candidates should have at least 25 peer-review publications on clinical, education and research topics in their specialty in the previous five years or the equivalent in educational productivity and program development over that time. Effective teaching, supervision of learners and graduate students and mentorship is valued, and established academic engagement/leadership is required. Applicants should include how their current research and teaching goals/activities aligns with the University of Calgary’s Eyes High Strategy ( in their research interest statement and teaching philosophy. An international reputation of excellence in research or education, and academic leadership is essential for this position.

Applicants at the Associate Professor level must present evidence of an established, externally funded (at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/International organization) research program, a strong publication record as evidenced by continuous publication in high ranking journals, or leading journals in the field or present evidence of established educational leadership in teaching (including receipt of educational awards and prizes), demonstrated innovation in educational approaches and have a record of service in education, development and evaluation of educational materials and programs. Applicants should show evidence of successful teaching and/or graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities.

Applicants at the Professor level must provide evidence of a continuous, and external (at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/International organization) funded and well-established research program, outstanding academic publication record as evidence by continuous publication in high impact journals or leading in the field, and demonstrated ability to lead research teams or evidence of leadership and design of education programs (direction of a major education portfolio, a position of responsibility in the delivery of education or service in a leadership role in education), high quality teaching contributions (including invited presentations at national or international level and the receipt of educational awards and prizes), clear innovation in educational approaches, a leading role in the development, delivery, service or evaluation of educational materials and/or programs. Applicants should show evidence of an outstanding teaching and/or graduate supervision record, and evidence of academic service and/or educational leadership.

The successful individual will have an appointment with the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Sections of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology. They will be expected to become an active member of at least one of the research institutes in the Cumming School of Medicine and/or make a substantial contribution to the educational mandate of the department and to the wider research and education culture of the Cumming School of Medicine.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary webpage using the ‘Apply Now’ link.
Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):
Cover letter
Academic Curriculum Vitae
Research Interest Statement and Teaching Philosophy (not to exceed 2 pages each)
The names and contact information for three (3) referees

View full posting and apply:
Questions about this position may be directed to:
Dr. Elijah Dixon, Deputy Head of Department, Surgery

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020
To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website ( For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No).