University of Alberta

Assistant Professor - Pediatric Neurologist

Department of Pediatrics

Competition No.  -    A100838511
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS) invites applicants to apply for a contingent tenure track position of Assistant Professor with a primary appointment to the Division of Pediatric Neurology in the Department of Pediatrics and Edmonton Zone Section of Pediatric Neurology.

The required position is for a 1.0 FTE Pediatric Neurologist with additional experience in acute care neurology and pediatric rehabilitation. The position will be a 30% clinical commitment to Stollery Children’s Hospital to improve coverage of the inpatient neurocritical care consultation services, neurology admissions and another 30% to support consultations in general pediatric neurology at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. Expertise in pediatric stroke is preferred. Training and certification in electroencephalogram interpretation are required.

This position will be comprised of 60% clinical service (as described above) and 40% academic pursuits in teaching and research. Research can be in any area within pediatric neurology. Contributions to education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels is expected from all faculty. Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be based on the income scale of the Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP).

The successful applicant will join academic pediatric neurologists, developmental pediatricians, and pediatric physiatrists in providing a full spectrum of clinical services. In addition to clinical care, the Division is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has a fully accredited Pediatric Neurology subspecialty training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We have an active basic and clinical science program, collaborating locally, nationally and internationally.

Interested applicants must hold an MD and must have completed a subspecialty residency in Pediatric Neurology and be certified or eligible to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Pediatric Neurology). See the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for more information on various routes of credentialing ( The successful candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada’s top five teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. The Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, is a full-service pediatric hospital and centre for complex pediatric care and research established in 2001. The Stollery is the only specialized healthcare facility for infants, children and youth in central and northern Alberta serving a geographical area of over 500,000 km and has among the highest inpatient volumes of any children’s hospital in Canada.

The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital is the largest free-standing, comprehensive tertiary rehabilitation hospital in Canada, serving patients of all ages who require specialized rehabilitation to enable them to participate in life to the fullest. The Glenrose provides specialized programs and inpatient and outpatient pediatric services for children and youth with rehabilitation and complex care needs. As a fully accredited academic teaching hospital, the Glenrose participates in educational training programs for health sciences professionals and offers a range of research and technology development opportunities.

Interested applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and a letter of application to:

Dr. Lawrence Richer
Edmonton Zone Section Chief of Pediatric Neurology
Divisional Director, Pediatric Neurology
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405-87 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9
Ph: (780) 248-5568

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.

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

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.