Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry - Family Medicine

Competition No.  -    A104448028
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).


Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

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

Due to impending retirements, the Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce opportunities to join our team and contribute to the formation of the next generation of family physicians. We are seeking four practicing family physicians for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions 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. We have the largest residency program in the Faculty, with more than 200 residents including enhanced skills programs, served by more than 30 tenure-track and over 400 actively teaching clinical faculty funded by an established and 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 candidates will join a growing complement of academic family physicians who, in addition to their scholarly and research activities, provide classroom and office-based teaching that models interdisciplinary, medical-home team practice. An advanced degree awarded or in progress is preferred.

We welcome applicants from urban or rural communities and also have clinical practice locations available at our department teaching clinics in Edmonton. Successful candidates will assume leadership positions contributing to one or more of the following areas:

  • Faculty Development
  • Resident Support
  • Rural Training
  • Urban Rotations

These positions are contingent, tenure-track appointments, reporting to the Department Chair and thence to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Salary for each position will be commensurate with education, experience and academic productivity. Total remuneration for this position derives from the Alberta Academic Medicine & Health Services Program (an alternate funding program).

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

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 family medicine education, and leadership experience.  Names and contact details for three references should also be provided. Please submit everything as one document

While the posting will remain open until the positions are filled, we will begin reviewing applications on June 15th.

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.