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Academic Head, Department of Cardiac Sciences and Director, Libin Cardiovascular Institute

University of Calgary

The University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services invite applications for the for the joint position of Head, Department of Cardiac Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, Clinical Department Head, Cardiac Sciences, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services, and Director, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Cumming School of Medicine and Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone. These are key leadership positions within the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and Alberta Health Services (AHS). The successful candidate would be offered an academic appointment with Tenure at the Professor level.

The Department of Cardiac Sciences is a major department within the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. The Department fully contributes to the research, educational and service missions of the Cumming School of Medicine. The Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH), Cardiac Sciences will lead and participate in the development of system wide clinical services throughout a large and diverse population that incorporates the rapidly growing urban centre of Calgary, as well as surrounding suburban and rural communities. The Department of Cardiac Sciences has 84 primary physician members and over 100 members in six clinical sections including Cardiac Surgery. The Department is a leader in the continuous development and innovation of system-wide cardiovascular clinical services through the Sections of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, which are supported by Cardiac Anesthesia and Cardiac Critical Care. The Department has accredited residency training programs in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, an active postgraduate and graduate basic sciences training program, and a stellar record of major accomplishments in cardiovascular research.

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta represents a partnership between the Calgary Zone of AHS, the Cumming School of Medicine, the University of Calgary, and the Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation. It is committed to excellence in the entire spectrum of basic and health service delivery research, disease prevention / health promotion, and education. Linkages with other health regions and Faculties, as well as with aligned community-based services are essential to the Institute’s success. Institute membership is interdisciplinary and is comprised of cardiovascular researchers, educators, clinicians and allied health professionals.

The Head will play a key role in a dynamic and fully integrated health care, research, and service delivery environment. The Director is responsible for realizing the Institute’s vision of cardiovascular health, internationally recognized and funded research, and multidisciplinary educational programs that attract quality learners. The Director will attract and manage financial resources so that the Institute’s goals are achieved. Communicating and reporting to the Institute’s partners, community, and members about the Institute’s programs and performance will be an important aspect of the Director’s role.

Qualifications include an MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta, and certification in either Cardiology or Cardiac Surgery. The selected candidate must have a strong academic background with academic qualifications commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor as well as proven leadership, administrative and interpersonal skills, and a strong academic and health service delivery background with demonstrated clinical, research and educational achievements. The new Head/Director is expected to take office in July 2019.

Range of remuneration for the academic position is $103,020 to $170,000. Additional compensation for clinical activities and Alberta Health Services leadership activities will also be provided.

To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

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 ucalgary.ca.

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 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 the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents such as publications):
• Cover letter and curriculum vitae
• Statement of research interests
• Statement of administrative philosophy and academic goals
• Names and contact information of three (3) references
Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Jonathan Meddings, by email (meddings@ucalgary.ca)
Application deadline: December 15, 2018
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 (http://careers.ucalgary.ca/). For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (http://medicine.careers.ucalgary.ca/)

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; in particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal People, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).