University of Alberta

Assistant Professor, Division of Developmental Pediatrics

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Pediatrics

Competition No.  -    A100842419
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 or tenure-track position of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor within the Division of Developmental Pediatrics, located at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. This appointment is a 1.0 FTE, with a position description profile of 25% clinical (non-teaching), 45% teaching (10% classroom and 35% clinical), 20% research and 10% administrative duties.

The successful applicant will join the Division of Developmental Pediatrics, comprised of developmental pediatricians, pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialists, child psychiatrists, psychologists and a pediatric nurse practitioner, in providing interdisciplinary care for children with a variety of developmental disabilities. The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient assessment and services for children with cognitive and motor disabilities, including learning disabilities, intellectual disability, ADHD, speech-language disorders, autism, FASD, cerebral palsy, and acquired brain injuries. In a family centered environment, children are treated by a comprehensive team of allied professionals. A group of pediatricians, physiatrists, and developmental pediatricians provide medical coverage for outpatient specialty clinics and a 10 bed tertiary Pediatric Intensive Rehabilitation Inpatient 24 hour care program.

In addition to clinical care, the division is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has a fully accredited Developmental Pediatrics subspecialty-training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The successful applicant will engage with trainees from this program as well as with General Pediatric residents and elective medical students. There are many opportunities for both classroom-based and clinical teaching as well as for developing skills in Developmental Pediatric medical education.

The primary clinical and academic responsibilities associated with the role will be related to the clinical and academic leadership in the Complex Pediatrics Therapies Follow-up Program (CPTFP), which includes active follow-up of young children who have undergone complex/invasive therapies, collaborative research activities, and outreach developmental assessments. The division is home to a number of other active research programs providing opportunities for additional academic pursuits.   As we build our team, the Department of Pediatrics recognizes that our people are and will continue to be our greatest strength.  We celebrate creativity, diversity, perseverance, and a collaborative spirit. 

Applicants must hold an MD and have completed a specialty residency in Developmental Pediatrics. Hiring preference will be given to those specialists with graduate-level research training and experience in developmental follow-up as well as prior experience in managing developmental programs or services. The applicant must also hold a current license to practice in the Province of Alberta, and appropriate liability coverage.

The University of Alberta Medical School is one of the top 50 teaching and research universities in the world. The University of Alberta serves 39,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. Founded a century ago, the University has an annual budget in excess of $1.7 billion and attracts more than $500 million in sponsored research revenue. For more information on the Department of Pediatrics visit

Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be based on the income scale of a competitive and highly successful academic alternate funding plan.

Interested applicants should apply below with their curriculum vitae and a letter of application.


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

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.