Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

MED Family Medicine

Competition No.  -    A104447935
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Position Summary

The Department of Family Medicine is seeking a practicing family physician active in an Indigenous community for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, within the College of Health Sciences, at the University of Alberta, located in Edmonton, Alberta on Treaty Six territory, is one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions. The Faculty is internationally recognized as among the world’s elite medical schools. The Department’s mission is to teach the discipline of family medicine for the future of practice and the needs of society, and to produce scholarly work that improves the practices of family medicine and primary health care. It has the largest residency program in the Faculty, with more than 200 residents including enhanced skills programs, has more than 30 tenure-track and over 400 actively teaching clinical faculty, and has an established, effective academic funding plan.

Candidates must have obtained the College of Family Physicians of Canada Certification in Family Medicine or equivalent and must be eligible to work in Canada. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about and engaged in the provision of primary care to Indigenous people, and experienced in providing culturally safe and appropriate medical education and the delivery of healthcare to Indigenous people. Candidates must possess an understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and demonstrate knowledge of the types of racism Indigenous peoples experience when interacting with the healthcare system. An advanced degree awarded or in progress is preferred.

This position is a contingent, tenure-track appointment, reporting to the Department Chair and thence to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & DentistrySalary will be commensurate with education, experience and academic productivity. Total remuneration for this position derives from the Academic Medicine & Health Services Program (an alternate funding program).

Located in Western Canada, the province of Alberta boasts diverse landscapes from the Canadian Rocky Mountains to wide open prairies and blue skies. The University of Alberta is situated in the provincial capital of Edmonton. This city is a vibrant, multi-cultural center of over one million people that offers the benefits of an urban lifestyle combined with high-quality schools, varied restaurants, excellent theatre, year-round festivals, reliable public transportation, and ample recreation opportunities. 

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

Interested candidates should submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae together with a 2-3 page letter of introduction outlining relevant research, education, level of involvement with Indigenous communities, and leadership experiences. Three names of references should also be provided. We particularly encourage those with Indigenous ancestry, language skills, and lived experience to apply.

The posting will remain open until the position is filled, and we will begin reviewing applications on June 15, 2022.

How to Apply

Apply Online

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.