Head of the Section of Neurology
University of Manitoba
HEAD, SECTION OF NEUROLOGY
The Department of Internal Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Position number: 28731
MSAS number: 2703
The Department of Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, and Shared Health Manitoba invite applications for the position of Head of the Section of Neurology. The section is one of 17 in the Department of Internal Medicine, providing patient care, undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education, and research. The incumbent will have a leading role in the health care delivery system of Neurology services in Winnipeg and Manitoba.
This is a major academic position with substantial resources within the health system, primarily at Health Sciences Center, Winnipeg, the provinces major tertiary referring hospital. The 25 faculty members form a section that includes a highly productive and internationally renowned Multiple Sclerosis research group and a strong residency training program. A new 28-bed acute stroke unit is under construction and scheduled to open in spring 2022.
The successful applicant, based at Health Sciences Centre, will lead a group of academic neurologists in a busy and expanding program and report to the Department Head of Internal Medicine and Provincial Specialty Lead – Internal Medicine, Shared Health. The successful candidate will be an academic neurologist with proven leadership abilities, including support for neurological research, a demonstrated capacity to collaborate with related disciplines, and demonstrated clinical excellence. They will build, coordinate, and enhance our academic and clinical program in Neurology, and will also further the aims of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Neurology through their superior clinical and teaching skills.
This is a geographical, full-time, contingent position, with a start date of July 1, 2021 or based on the successful candidate’s availability, for a term of 5 years, renewable upon favourable review. Salary and rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Candidates must have senior specialty qualifications in Neurology in the country of current practice and must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Certification in Neurology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is preferred.
The University of Manitoba is a major research university located in the city of Winnipeg. Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba and one of the most culturally diverse cities anywhere. More than 100 languages are represented, and Winnipeg is well known for its cultural achievements and flourishing arts scene. The city is home to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, symphony, opera, theatre, and ethnic festivals. Besides supporting professional hockey, football, and baseball teams, the region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. The Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favourable in Canada.
Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently under‐represented groups, and pursuant to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission Policy I‐7, preference will be given to applicants who self‐identify as women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, as well as other historically underrepresented groups such as 2SLBGTQ+.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
The position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names of three references to:
Chair, Neurology Head Search Committee
Department of Internal Medicine
Room GC425, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3A 1R9