Academic Burn & Plastic Surgeon

Surgery Department and Alberta Health Services

Competition No.  -    A100744547
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, and Alberta Health Services invite applications for an Academic Burn & Plastic Surgeon. The successful applicant will be based primarily at the University of Alberta Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has been internationally recognized among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health education institutions. The Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Program presently consists of 34 members who provide comprehensive services for a wide geographic area including Northern Alberta and neighboring provinces. The program utilizes the most current equipment and technology including image guided surgery, laser surgery, robotic surgery, and intraoperative MRI.

Alberta Health Services is Canada’s largest and only province-wide health region, which includes the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH). The site is one of Canada’s leading clinical, research, and teaching hospitals, providing services for a population of over 3 million people. The facility provides treatment for more than 700,000 patients annually from across Western and Northern Canada. It offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized services within, head and neck surgery, cardiac sciences, neurosciences, surgery, medicine, critical care, transplant, and trauma care.

The successful candidate will have a special continuing (academic) faculty appointment in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at an appropriate rank. This position will consist of 40% clinical service, 15% classroom based teaching, 25% non-classroom teaching, 15% research, and 5% administration. Contributions to education at the undergraduate, graduate, and specialty levels are expected from all faculty surgeons. The applicant must have obtained Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons registration in Plastic Surgery. Applicants must have completed a Fellowship in Burn Care, and must be eligible for licensure in the Province of Alberta. Training in intensive care would be an asset. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a Master’s Degree or PhD in a related research field, with wound healing as an academic area of interest. Remuneration will be fee-for-service through billings submitted by the physician to Alberta Health.

More information about the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and Department of Surgery can be found at Information about Alberta Health Services and the City of Edmonton can be found at and respectively.

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should arrange to have a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and the names of three references forwarded to:

Dr. Jaret Olson, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

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