Academic Position for Director Division, Gastroenterology

MED Medicine Department

Competition No.  -    A100647746
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for the joint position of academic Division Director and Zone Clinical Section Head of Gastroenterology. The successful candidate will be offered a University of Alberta tenured or tenure track appointment at the rank of Full or Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is one of Canada’s premier academic medical institutions and is recognized among the world’s top 100 medical schools. The Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine is one of the largest Gastroenterology and Hepatology centers in Canada with 27 academic physicians and 2 tenured non-clinical faculty members. Its leading-edge research program is supported by more than $3 M annual research funding, its Centre of Excellence in Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Immunity Research, with 45 research trainees. The Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta Hospital is a major clinical referral centre for Northern and Central Alberta and its adjoining Provinces and Territories. State-of-the art clinical care is delivered through a modern therapeutic endoscopy facility, a large subspecialty in-patient unit and a modern ambulatory care centre. Specialized multidisciplinary programs for patients with chronic liver disease, liver transplantation and inflammatory bowel disease provide comprehensive ongoing care, and advanced therapeutic endoscopy, enteral and parenteral nutrition services as well as gastrointestinal motility testing services are provided by division members. The Division’s large education portfolio includes all levels of medical education as well as learning programs for allied health professions.

The Clinical Section Head in Gastroenterology is responsible for all clinical gastroenterology services, including endoscopy, in 8 hospitals in the Edmonton Zone. This responsibility is generally shared with Facility Section Heads in each Hospital. The academic Division Director is responsible for the academic mission of the Division, including recruitment, advancement, research and medical education. 

The successful candidate will be recognized internationally through their scholarly accomplishments and will provide dynamic and visionary leadership in academic Gastroenterology. Preference will be given to individuals with administrative experience in an academic setting. A doctorate degree in Medicine (M.D. or equivalent) and certification in Gastroenterology by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) eligibility for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) are required.

Remuneration will be on the Academic Medicine and Health Services Plan (AMHS), which offers a very competitive remuneration package with excellent benefits.

As the capital of Alberta, Edmonton is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of over one million, featuring an outstanding public school system, an abundance of community activities, services, attractions, welcoming neighbourhoods, parks and river valley activities – a city that truly offers something for everyone. Please visit

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. Interested individuals are asked to submit their material at their earliest opportunity. The competition will remain open until the position is filled.



Dr. Narmin Kassam

Chair, Department of Medicine

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.