University of Alberta

Academic Physiatrists, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Alberta

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100628568
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR), in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health, invites applications for Academic Physiatrists to expand our academic division.   Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Medicine is recognized as a national and international leader in specialty training and research. The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta has also been internationally recognized as one of the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.  The University is currently home to 39,000 students with and 15,000 faculty and staff.  

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Medicine is home to 8 full-time academic physiatrists and researchers and approximately 22 associated clinical academic colleagues. The Division has one of the longest running and best known PMR residency training programs in Canada and currently has 13 full-time medical trainees. In addition to clinical training, the Division of PMR has a record of strong and well-funded research, particularly in the areas of spinal cord injury recovery and treatment as well as neuro-prosthetics and neural integration. Faculty members also host and supervise a number of graduate students in a variety of disciplines.  Our Division members have been the recipients of many national and international awards recognizing their contributions to rehabilitation science and education.  A new CFI Centre for Neuro-rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Neuroscience is also under the direction of faculty in our Division and is currently in the implementation process.  The Division of PMR is also strongly associated with the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, one of the largest freestanding rehabilitation hospitals in North America, serving all of Northern Alberta, parts of British Columbia, and northern Canada. 

Our Division is seeking to expand our academic and clinical mission, particularly in the areas of undergraduate and post-graduate medical education and the rehabilitation of stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury.   The successful candidate will be an MD (or recognized equivalent) with certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. As clinical service is a required component of these positions, the candidate must also be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and privileging with Alberta Health Services/Covenant Health.   

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Medicine, in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement. Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Alternative Relationship Plan (A-ARP) in the Department of Medicine and is highly competitive.  AARP remuneration is based on a multi-step grid and initial compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.  In addition, tenure stream appointments at the University of Alberta have a desirable comprehensive benefits package.

Academic rank will also be commensurate with previous experience and training.  This position is directly accountable to both the academic division Director and the Clinical Section Head, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone for clinical activities. All tenure stream positions require research, teaching, administrative, and clinical duty. The exact time apportionment of these duties is negotiable, depending on the candidate. 

The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”.  With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodation options, our energetic city has something for everyone.  For further details about our vibrant city, please visit 

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at

Details about Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health can be found at and

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and a curriculum vita outlining their education, qualifications, and research interests, along with the names of three referees.   Please note that only candidates selected for interview will be contacted further.

Dr. Shaun Gray
Divisional Director, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Room 1226 10230 11th Ave
Edmonton AB Canada T5G 0B7
Ph: 780-735-8870  E-mail:


Applications will begin being reviewed on February 10, 2016; however, the competition will remain open until positions are filled.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.