University of Alberta

Academic Geriatrician

Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100631950
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services are inviting applications for Academic Geriatricians to join the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The Faculty is internationally recognized as among the world’s top medical schools and is one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.  Alberta Health Services is Canada’s largest and only provincial health region providing services for a population of over 3 million people.

The successful candidate will be dually accredited in General (Internal) Medicine and Geriatric Medicine with an MD or equivalent qualification and eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. 

The Division of Geriatric Medicine is seeking to expand its academic mission and the successful candidates will be offered a tenure-track or tenured appointment in the Department of Medicine.  The successful candidates will be responsible for providing specialist geriatric medicine services to the City of Edmonton and its hinterland with an increasing focus on providing specialist services which are closer to home for older Albertans. 

We are particularly interested in developing our research portfolio in the following areas:  dementia, frailty, multimorbidity, long-term care and managed care of older adults, and knowledge translation.  Appropriate research training and mentorship will be provided. Each physician will be expected to develop a research interest, which is complementary to that within the Division.  However, other relevant research interests will be accommodated.

Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Alternative Relationship Plan (A-ARP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

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 curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience, and research interests, along with three letters of reference.  

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Adrian Wagg
Division Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Applications will begin review on March 15, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

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

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

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

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.  

How to Apply

Apply Online

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