University of Alberta

Rural Physician

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Family Medicine

Competition No.  -    A108634622
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.


The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Family Medicine, invites applications from rural-based family physicians or family physicians interested in influencing the education of the next generation of family physicians.

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health education institutions.

Successful candidates will join a growing complement of academic family physicians who, in addition to their scholarly and research activities, provide classroom and office-based teaching as well as clinical sessions that model modern interdisciplinary team practice. Clinical practice will occur in a rural community clinic supported by Department educational and scholarly resources. Details about the Department of Family Medicine can be found at

This position is a full-time, contingent, tenure-track faculty position. The academic salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be supplemented with compensation for protected teaching, research, and program administration time from the department’s Alberta Academic Medicine and Health Services Program. For information on compensation and benefits offered at the University refer to

Benefits and rewards to this opportunity include having a chance to influence family medicine education, opportunities for lifelong learning, being a part of a dynamic and supportive department, exiting the fee-for-service world, and most importantly increasing Family Medicine training in and service to rural Alberta. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to work with others in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry involved with rural programing.


  • Certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, or equivalent, is required
  • Applicants must be currently practicing medicine in Alberta


Required competencies for the ideal candidate:

  • Substantial experience with working in a rural setting
  • Experience with medical students and resident learners
  • Skill in mediating and collaborating with interest groups such as:
    • Community-university relationships
    • Practice-team relationships
    • Clinical-personal relationships


Interested individuals are to submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae, along with the names and current addresses of three references to:

Dr. Lee A. Green, Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta
205 College Plaza, 8215 – 112 Street

Applications will begin being reviewed on January 15, 2018; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

How to Apply


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is 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.