Academic Physician in Stroke, Division of Neurology

MED Medicine Department

Competition No.  -    A100648773
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 and Covenant Health, invites applications for a 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 consists of 60 neurologists in academic and community practice and 3 Scientists. UA is one of the largest stroke programs in Canada. Internationally recognized research is conducted and published from UA. All subspecialties of neurology are represented among the faculty in addition to stroke including: Autoimmune and Multiple Sclerosis, Cognitive Neurology, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Neuromuscular and ALS, Autonomic Neurophysiology, Headache Clinic. We have 5 research chairs among our Division. Neurology holds multiple CIHR, NIH, PCORI and other prestigious external grants. Our Neurology residency program is strong and accepts 5-6 residents/year. Stroke has an active, successful fellowship program with 7 fellows. Other subspecialties have fellowship programs as well resulting in a rich training environment. 

The successful candidate will be an MD (or equivalent) with certification in Neurology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and 1-2 year fellowship in stroke. Relevant graduate degree in research, education or public policy is preferred.

Key accountabilities of the Stroke Neurologist will include, but will not be limited to Acute Stroke (Telestroke) and Stroke Ward call. Call duties are typically between 4-8 weeks of call. The Stroke Neurologist will supervise stroke fellows and provide supervision that is consistent with the norms of the Stroke Program. The Stroke Neurologist will also supervise neurology and rotating residents in both settings (Acute and Ward). The Stroke team includes diverse professionals including: Nurse Practitioner, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Nurse Coordinators and operational leaders. Therefore, the ability to work in teams is essential.

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Medicine, with the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, 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 Medicine & Health Services Program (AMHSP). 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, research interests, publications, lectures and teaching experience, along with three letters of reference.


Dr. Janis Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRPC
11350-83 Avenue, 7-132A
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2G3

Ph: 780 248 1928

E-mail: and

Applications will begin being reviewed on (2 weeks after ad posted for Canadian or 30 days after ad is posted for foreign national); however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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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

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 (within the cover letter).

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.

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.