Department Chair, Department of Family Medicine (Academic)

MED Family Medicine

Competition No.  -    A104446417
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

The University of Alberta (UofA) Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD) is inviting applications for Chair of the Department of Family Medicine from current tenured UofA academic faculty with a PhD or MD, or from external candidates with an MD who are able to provide clinical care in a manner that meets the expectations of both the University and Alberta Health Services (AHS). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022. Reporting to the Dean of the FoMD, Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn, the Chair will work collaboratively to achieve the faculty’s mission to serve the public with social accountability through partnerships, leadership, and innovation in education, research and health care.

The FoMD, within the College of Health Sciences, at the University of Alberta, located in Edmonton, Alberta, is internationally recognized as among the world’s elite medical schools. The Department of Family Medicine has the largest residency program in the faculty, with more than 200 residents in urban and rural settings stretching nearly 1440 kms from central Alberta to the Provincial northern border. As well, it has 5 established enhanced skills programs, nearly 40 tenure-track faculty, and over 400 actively teaching clinical faculty.

The successful candidate will be a visionary and strategic leader with a proven track record of success in inspiring excellence and engaging faculty and stakeholders. They will have a personal record of academic accomplishment, demonstrating creativity and innovative ideas to meet the opportunities of academic, research and clinical service leadership in an integrated health region.

External Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and must have obtained the College of Family Physicians of Canada Certification in Family Medicine or equivalent. The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenure-track appointment.  Salary will be commensurate with education, experience, and academic productivity. Total remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Medicine & Health Services Program (AMHSP). Total remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Medicine & Health Services Program (AMHSP), which is an alternate payment plan for clinical and academic services.

Interested candidates should submit a 2-3 page letter of introduction outlining relevant research, education, leadership experiences, and any history of commitment to an equitable and just health system for Indigenous peoples and other diverse populations; an up-to-date curriculum vitae;  a statement of current clinical interests, and the names of three references. 

Candidates external to Edmonton will require a second application through DoctorJobsAB ( for clinical appointment with Alberta Health Services. Clinical appointment with AHS is a requirement for compensation through the AMHSP.

Applicants are asked to submit their material to The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

The University of Alberta, founded in 1908, is one of Canada's foremost research-intensive universities with an operating budget of over one billion dollars annually and enrollment of approximately 38,000 students. The external research funding is over 500 million dollars. The University is situated in the provincial capital of Edmonton, home to over one million people. The greater Edmonton area offers all the amenities of a large urban center and is known internationally for its thriving arts and festival scene, a vast array of sports and fitness opportunities, one of North America’s largest stretches of riverfront urban parkland, and top-ranked health care. The University of Alberta has an institutional commitment to Indigenous Initiatives and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity.(;;;

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s first and largest province-wide, fully-integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to the over four million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.

Details about the University of Alberta, the FoMD and the Department of Family Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at Details about AHS and the City of Edmonton can be found at and

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.

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.

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.