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Academic Family Physician - Clinician Investigator

University of Calgary

The Department of Family Medicine ( in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary invites applications for an Academic Family Physician - Clinician Investigator, Contingent Term appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. Joint appointment may be provided in the Department of Community Health Sciences ( ).

The position provides 50% protected time for research, and will also include clinical care in family medicine in the Department of Family Medicine’s academic teaching clinics (40%) and teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate education (10%). Clinical work in the academic teaching clinics will include teaching and supervision of undergraduate medical students and residents in the Family Medicine Residency Program. Teaching experience in an academic setting is an asset.

Qualifications include a MD degree, certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada or equivalent, eligibility for licensure through the Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and for privileges with Alberta Health Services. A Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant field or equivalent research training is preferred. Research interests must align with the priorities of the University of Calgary and the 2015-2020 Cumming School of Medicine strategic plan (, as well as at least one of the Department of Family Medicine’s research pillars: Indigenous Health, Health Services, Health Equity, and Medical Education. Please visit our website to learn more about the areas of research currently under study by members of the Department (

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should demonstrate a record of impactful peer-reviewed publications, including publications as first or senior author. They should have a track record of peer-reviewed funding relevant to Family Medicine at the local and, preferably, national level. Future success in receiving external funding at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/International organization should be a realistic goal. In terms of education and teaching, applicants at the Assistant Professor level must show evidence of successful teaching activity and supervision and/or mentorship of trainees, undergraduate or graduate students. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate engagement with professional and other communities.

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 relevant to Family Medicine) research program, and an impactful publication record as evidenced by continuous publication in journals relevant to Family Medicine, including as senior or first author. Applicants must show evidence of successful teaching and/or graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities.

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

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 apply 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
• Academic Curriculum Vitae
• Research Interest Statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
• The names and contact information for three (3) referees

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Questions about this position may be directed to:
Dr. Kerry McBrien
Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences

Application deadline: July 9, 2021

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

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).