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Academic Position and Section Head, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Calgary

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (http://www.ucalgary.ca/dcns/), Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for Section Head of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) in the Department. This key leadership position in the Department is a Contingent Term full-time academic position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Minimal qualifications include an MD, Royal College specialist certification (or equivalent) in Physiatry, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. Eligible applicants at the Full Professor level must have already held leadership positions and those at the Associate Professor level demonstrated aptitude and evidence of leadership potential. An advanced degree in research (MSc or PhD) is desired, and a track record of participating in research, with demonstrated scholarship, is required. Desired candidates must have evidence of impactful peer-reviewed papers and demonstrated ability to establish a research program, including evidence of external peer reviewed funding.

The successful candidate will become a key member of one or up to three partner Institutes, depending on their area of research interest and academic direction: the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI, http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/), the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health http://www.mccaig.ucalgary.ca/) and/or the Libin Cardiovascular Institute (http://www.libin.ucalgary.ca/) at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services (Calgary Zone). The successful candidate can look forward to receiving a highly competitive start-up package, appropriate resources, protected time and a highly collaborative environment to achieve academic success.

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences and its partner Institutes work collectively in advancing world-class physiatry research and innovation, together with exemplary patient care. Duties for this position include the provision of clinical service in the Section of Physiatry and clinical teaching. As the Head of the Section of Physiatry, the successful candidate will be expected to provide excellent management, visionary leadership and the ability to engage and work collaboratively with key stakeholders. Salary support will be through an Academic Medical Health Services Plan in Physiatry, supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and 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 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 HBI, McCaig and Libin Institutes and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and included. This includes the provision of a formal mentoring program, internal review programs that enhance success in research grant applications, pilot funding programs and other support programs.

For more information please contact Dr. Rajiv Midha at rajmidha@ucalgary.ca.

Potential applicants should submit a cover letter, academic CV, a statement of research interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and the names of three (3) referees, by December 1, 2017 to:

Dr. Rajiv Midha, Head
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Room 1195, Foothills Medical Centre
1403 – 29th Street N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9
Email: rajmidha@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. 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)

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 .