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Academic Clinician Investigator in Developmental Pediatrics

University of Calgary

The Department of Paediatrics ( in conjunction with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary invite applications for a Contingent Term appointment at the Assistant Professor level.

Alignment of the research interests with the priorities of the section of Developmental Pediatrics, ACHRI, the Owerko Centre, the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and the University of Calgary is expected (

Qualifications include an MD degree, certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatrics and Developmental Pediatrics or equivalent certification from another professional association. Further, an advanced research degree such as an MSc, MPH, PhD or equivalent is considered an asset in addition to the requisite MD. The position will be in a Clinician Investigator profile, providing 45% protected time for research, and will include clinical service and teaching responsibilities. Applicants must present evidence of an evolving, well-grounded research program with clear potential, or demonstrated success, in gaining externally funded (at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/International organization), a strong publication record as evidenced by continuous publication in high ranking journals, or leading journals in the field, evidence of successful and expanding teaching and graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities.

The successful candidate will have a primary research focus in neurodevelopmental disorders, ideally with a background in precision medicine. This position will fill clinical needs in the areas of assessment and management of patients with suspected or confirmed Autism Spectrum Disorders, consultation regarding developmental problems in patients with complex medical illness, and those with complex developmental and behavioral profiles in the context of multiple etiologic risk including for instance substance exposure in utero and adverse childhood experiences. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute meaningfully to medical student, resident and fellow training. A research start-up package and space are available through the Department of Paediatrics and ACHRI and will be commensurate with experience and the research needs.

The Section of Developmental Pediatrics is based at the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) as well as the Child Development Centre (CDC). Service population includes the Calgary Zone, southern Alberta, southwestern Saskatchewan, and southeastern British Columbia (for a total of approximately 2+ million). The 141 bed Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) opened in 2006 followed by the adjacent Child Development Centre and Rotary Flames House Hospice. The Department of Paediatrics has over 300 clinical and academic faculty members who are part of the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

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 Canada’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become 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. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

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The Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary 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 Careers 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
• Curriculum vitae
• Research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
• The names and contact information for three referees

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Questions about this position may be directed to:
Dr. Mark Anselmo,
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics

Please reference Academic Clinician Investigator in Developmental Paediatrics in the subject line of your e-mail.

Application deadline: March 19, 2021

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)