Academic Position for Division Director, Cardiology and Cardiology Facility Site Chief, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

Medicine Department

Competition No.  -    A100645124
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, is inviting applications for the Division Director of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine 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 world class Division of Cardiology at the University of Alberta, focused on ensuring excellence in clinical practice, research and teaching, is an integral part of the Department of Medicine and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, a state-of-the-art facility that provides tertiary and quaternary cardiac care services for the City of Edmonton, Northern Alberta, and parts of British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and portions of Saskatchewan. The University of Alberta and Mazankowski Heart Institute are home to some of the premier programs in the country in the areas of Acute Coronary Syndromes, Advanced Heart Failure, Multimodality Imaging, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart Disease, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Diseases of the Aorta, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Cardiovascular Surgery and Pulmonary Hypertension. In addition, there is an increasing presence in Inherited Disorders and vibrant Cardiac Oncology program. The Mazankowski Heart Institute is unique, providing both Pediatric and Adult Care with regular collaboration with the Pediatric colleagues. The University of Alberta is also home to a highly successful postgraduate Internal Medicine, Cardiology and several Cardiology Fellowship training programs.

The successful candidate will join a group of 36 cardiologists. In keeping with our vision statement of exemplary patient care, discovery and education, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and develop in a premier institution.

The Division of Cardiology boasts highly successful internationally recognized research in Acute Coronary Syndromes, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, outcomes, basic and translational research. There will be many opportunities to collaborate with the Canadian Vigour Center, cardiovascular basic science group and play an important role with the Cardiovascular Research Institute.

The Division Director is responsible for all Cardiology research and education at the University of Alberta in the Edmonton Zone and for recruitment and clinical services of Cardiology at the University of Alberta Hospital.  She or he is expected to be a leader who will further develop the Division to remain among the top Cardiology groups worldwide and advance the clinical, research and educational mandate within the Department of Medicine.

The Faculty is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader who will be supportive of all elements in the Division. The successful candidate will be an active advocate for the Division, and will be collegial and consultative in his or her leadership to drive educational innovation, maximize research output within the Division and lead strategic growth initiatives. 

The successful candidate will be recognized internationally through scholarly accomplishment in research and education, and will have administrative experience in an academic setting.  He or she will be an MD (or equivalent) and eligibility for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). 

A contingent tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor within the Department will be offered to the successful candidate, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement.

Remuneration will be on the Academic Medicine & Health Services Program (AMHSP), which offers a very competitive remuneration package with excellent benefits. 

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 (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).  

Interested candidates should submit online an up-to-date curriculum vitae outlining areas of research interest, educational involvement and leadership experience, along with three letters of reference to:

Narmin Kassam, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, FACP

Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
13-103 Clinical Sciences Building

11350 83 Avenue NW

Edmonton AB  T6G 2V2



Applications will begin being reviewed on June 30, 2021; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

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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.