Assistant Professor - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Competition No.  -    A104443346
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services and the Cross Cancer Institute, is inviting applications from clinical sub-specialists in Gynecologic Oncology to apply for an Academic Faculty position within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, with a potential start date of July of 2021.  

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. 

This appointment will complement the current group of five gynecologic oncologists, and our multi-disciplinary team at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women on the Royal Alexandra Hospital campus and at the Cross Cancer Institute. Inpatient care, surgery and an outpatient hereditary cancer clinic are based at the Lois  Hole Hospital for Women. Outpatient clinics (new consultations and follow up/surveillance patients) and chemotherapy are based at the Cross Cancer Institute. Colposcopy clinics for oncologists are based at both Lois Hole Hospital for Women and the Cross Cancer Institute.

They will also have access to exceptional facilities, which include:

a) The Women & Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI), a partnership between the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, with financial support from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation.  WCHRI is the only research institute in Canada and one of the few in the world, to focus on women’s, children’s and perinatal health ( 

b) The Lois Hole Hospital for Women (LHHW) is one of Canada’s premier women’s hospitals and busiest maternity centers with over 7000 deliveries annually focusing on high-risk obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine along with specialized gynecological services and cancer surgery. Over 900 gynecologic oncology surgeries are performed annually which includes robotic minimally invasive surgeries. The Lois Hole Hospital has houses a DaVinci robot dedicated solely to gynecologic oncology surgery and is used daily by the gynecologic oncology team. (

c) The Sawin-Baldwin Chair in Ovarian cancer will be working with our team and available for collaborative and translational research opportunities.

d) The main academic offices of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are based at the LHHW, along with its undergraduate and postgraduate medical education program. A dedicated clinical research center within the LHHW exists. This centre offers an outstanding opportunity for clinical collaboration and advancement of translational research in applied research.

The successful applicant will be offered a contingent tenure-track appointment in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Alberta, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement, and offers a comprehensive benefits package.


The successful applicant shall have or be eligible for certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Completion of a clinical fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology is required. Individuals interested in education of trainees are encouraged to apply. A strong interest and background in research are highly encouraged. Training in minimally invasive surgery (including robot) are desirable

Application Process:

Interested persons who meet the above qualifications should submit their curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Helen Steed

Division Head Gynecologic Oncology

Gynecology Tumor Group Lead

Alberta Health Services/Cross Cancer Institute

University of Alberta

This competition will remain open until filled, however, applicant considerations will begin January 31, 2021

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at

Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at

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How to Apply

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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.