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Academic Position, Multiple Sclerosis Neurology

University of Calgary

Academic Position, Multiple Sclerosis Neurology
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Cumming School of Medicine

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (, in partnership with, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI,, in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invite applications for a full-time Contingent Term position at the Assistant Professor level. This position will develop vigorous, independent, research programs in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Neurology. The successful candidate will be a member of the Section of Neurology.

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Section of Neurology and HBI are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and included. The HBI is one of seven institutes in the Cumming School of Medicine and is focused on Excellence in Brain and Mental Health Research and Education. It brings together over 250 full members working in this area. The selected candidate will have an active role in the HBI’s multiple sclerosis brain and mental health team (

We are seeking a Neurologist who will participate in and grow our clinical services and academic research related to MS. Participation in Section, Department and Institute academic activities, and call in the General Neurology inpatient service rotation (including weekends and some evening call) is expected.

Qualifications include an MD, a specialist certificate in Neurology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a minimum of two years of research and fellowship training in Multiple Sclerosis by the time of their faculty appointment, and eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. We require a neurologist who has demonstrated that their primary clinical and research interests are in the field of MS neurology. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an interest and an academic record of success commensurate with career stage. Proven clinical excellence, academic productivity, a record of working well within a team, demonstrated organizational, leadership, collaboration and teaching skills are required. We anticipate that the successful candidate will drive translational research in health systems, epidemiology, and clinical trials in MS.

While duties include providing clinical service in the Section of Neurology with clinical teaching, substantial time (anticipated at 50%) will be protected for research. Salary support will be through the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Section of Neurology, Alberta Medical Health Services Plan, supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Cumming School of Medicine.

Excellent facilities for clinical and basic neuroscience, health outcomes research and state-of-the-art clinical and research infrastructure, provide an environment conducive to leading-edge research. The Multiple Sclerosis Program in Calgary provides care to the 1.8 million residents of Southern Alberta and is involved in funded research. The Cumming School of Medicine, the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the HBI will provide attractive start-up support, research space, and analytics facilities to equip the recruited candidate for success. This recruitment includes the provision of a formal mentoring program, internal peer-review programs that enhance success in research grant applications, access to pilot funding and other research and training support programs.

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

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

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.

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)
• Teaching Dossier (not to exceed 2 pages)
• Equity, diversity and inclusion statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
• The names and contact information for three (3) referees

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For more information please contact:
Dr. Lara Cooke
Head, Section of Neurology

Application deadline: August 31, 2022

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 (

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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)