University of Alberta

Academic Stroke Neurologist Position, Division of Neurology

Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100639011
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for a contingent tenure or tenure track Stroke Neurologist to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital.  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 more than 38,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. 

The Division of Neurology is a leading Canadian center for neurological care and research. The Division includes 34 full time members with active programs in Stroke, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, MS, Cognitive disorders and Neuromuscular diseases including ALS. The Division has an active residency program and has close ties to the University of Alberta Neurosciences and Mental Health Institute, a translational research collaborative. The Division is a leading provider of cutting edge Stroke care in the province of Alberta.

The successful candidate will hold an MD with certification in Neurology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and will be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). In addition, the candidate will have prior specialized training and clinical experience in the field of Stroke and stroke research.  Applicants with significant accomplishments in the field of Stroke research will be given hiring preference . 

The successful candidate will provide clinical care for patients and will participate in other clinical and academic activities of the Neurology division.  He/she will assume accountability and oversight for the care delivered to Neurological patients including those suffering from Stroke. The individual will also be expected to promote research, teaching and quality improvement initiatives related to Neurosciences and Stroke.

The position will be accountable to the Director, Division of Neurology and Edmonton Zone Neurosciences Lead, as well as the Director of the Stroke Program.

Individuals with a strong interest in research and in the education of trainees are encouraged to apply.

Key accountabilities of the Stroke neurologist will include, but will not be limited to direct inpatient and outpatient care, teaching of residents, medical students and other undergraduates, as well as developing a close relationship to the Neurosciences and Mental Health Institute and participating in Divisional, Departmental and University activities.

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Medicine, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement and offers a comprehensive benefits package.  

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

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience and academic interests, along with three letters of reference to:

Dr. Douglas Zochodne
Divisional Director, Neurology
University of Alberta
7-132 Clinical Sciences Building
11350 - 83 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, Canada  T6G 2G3

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.

Applications will begin being reviewed on July 19, 2019; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled. 

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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 can be found at

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.