University of Alberta

Assistant Chair (Administration), Department of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100617569D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This competition is restricted to current University of Alberta employees.

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, invites applications for the position of Assistant Chair (Administration). The successful applicant will be interested in a career in administration, to lead in ensuring that operating policies and procedures support the Department's pursuit of excellence in its clinical teaching and research work within its thirteen divisions.

This role operates within a unique, complex culture of private physicians, public healthcare and an academic institute. The department is the largest within the Faculty, located in a full service hospital with a staffing scope of 186 full-time faculty, 200 clinical faculty, 39 adjunct faculty, 21 research associates, 100 technical/lab staff, 50 health care support staff and 323 administrative support staff. There are approximately 278 educational undergraduate students, residents, graduate students and post-doctoral trainees.

Acting as the key leader of change management initiatives, specific accountabilities include the development, implementation and communication of administrative policies, regulations, practices and protocols consistent with the Faculty's and Department's strategic goals and health care requirements. As the Assistant Chair (Administration) you will provide the leadership to ensure responsive, efficient and effective human resources, facilities and financial support services to the Chair, Associate Chairs, Directors, Associates, academic and support staff and residents.

As the main liaison, you will build strong, collaborative business relationships with a diverse community of internal and external stakeholders.

The Assistant Chair (Administration) consults and reports jointly to the Chair, Department of Medicine and the Chief Operating Officer, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, but is expected to act with autonomy and discretion on matters within his/her scope of authority.

The ideal candidate will have a University degree with several years of proven managerial and strategic planning experience; a combined knowledge of senior administration leadership, change management, and clinical service; as well as experience in research and teaching services within healthcare and academia.

The successful candidate will exercise professional judgement through well-developed skills in strategic planning, problem solving and critical thinking.  He/she will be able to act collaboratively in making decisions and demonstrate a high degree of initiative and judgement while working with a physician-dominated environment that provides research, teaching, and clinical services. Also required is the ability to provide expertise in the delivery of health care in a large multi-disciplined teaching hospital through solid people leadership and conflict management skills; excellent time management skills with the ability to set priorities; the ability to handle a high work volume and mange competing deadlines; superior written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills; and a flexible and creative approach to problem solving.

In accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer agreement, this position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at Faculty & Staff Benefits and offers a competitive annual salary which is currently under review. 

This competition will remain open until filled; consideration of applications will begin on May 18, 2018. 

How to Apply

Apply Online

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

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.