University of Alberta

Academic Position for Division Director, Pulmonary Medicine

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100629660
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for the joint position of Division Director (Academic) and Section Head (Clinical) of Pulmonary Medicine. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty has been internationally recognized as among 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 and 15,000 faculty and staff.

The Division of Pulmonary Medicine offers a comprehensive range of clinical programs, with dedicated clinics for asthma, COPD interstitial lung disease, tuberculosis, adult cystic fibrosis, sleep disorders and pulmonary hypertension.  The Division is also home to one of the largest lung transplant programs in Canada, which positions Edmonton as a hub for the assessment and management of advanced lung disease. A full range of clinical support is available for advanced respiratory care, including an in-patient ward capable of invasive and non-invasive ventilatory support and pulmonary hypertension therapy, and a brand new, state-of-the-art bronchoscopy suite.  The Division focuses upon the delivery of high-quality clinical care, subspecialty medical education and translational research. 

Research in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine is focused primarily on airway disease (COPD and asthma). The pulmonary research group focuses its expertise on cell biology and cellular physiology, and the clinical research arm on rehabilitation, clinical trials, health economics and international health. The Division offers a fully accredited 2-year subspecialty residency training program in Pulmonary Medicine and contributes to the educational curriculum in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and other allied health professions at the University of Alberta.

The Division Director is responsible for all recruitment, research, education and clinical services of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Alberta Hospital.  They are expected to be a leader who will further develop the Division to rival the best pulmonary groups worldwide and advance the clinical, research and educational mandate within the Department of Medicine. 

The Alberta Health Services Section Head for Pulmonary Medicine is responsible for the delivery of all Pulmonary Medicine services in the Edmonton Zone. This includes four major urban and four smaller community teaching hospitals.  The University Hospital furthermore is the major referral center for Northern Alberta and the Northern regions of adjoining provinces and territories.  The Pulmonary Medicine Section Head is responsible for developing, maintaining and implementing service plans to meet current and future demands for Pulmonary care in the Edmonton Zone and its referral regions.

The successful candidate will hold an MD or equivalent degree, with certification in Pulmonary Medicine,  and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). They will be recognized internationally through scholarly accomplishment in research and teaching.  Preference will be given to individuals with administrative experience in an academic setting. 

The Academic Alternative Relationship Plan (A-ARP), offers a very competitive remuneration package with excellent benefits.

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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 can be found at

Interested candidates should submit online an up-to-date curriculum vitae outlining areas of research interest, educational involvement and leadership experience. Three references should also be forwarded to Barbara Hiscock. Interested individuals are asked to submit their material at their earliest opportunity.  The competition will remain open until the position is filled.

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

For more information or to submit your candidate package, please contact:

Barbara Hiscock
Assistant Chair, Administration
Department of Medicine – University of Alberta
Ph: 780-248-1639

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.