Pediatric Respirology - Lung Transplant

MED Pediatrics

Competition No.  -    A104448914
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.

Working for the Department/Faculty

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 Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. The Stollery Children’s Hospital is a full-service pediatric hospital and centre for complex pediatric care and research. It is the only specialized healthcare facility for infants, children and youth in central and northern Alberta. It has among the highest inpatient volumes of any children’s hospital in Canada and serves a geographical area of over 500,000 km. The Stollery children’s Hospital is the Western Canada pediatric lung transplant centre accepting referrals from Manitoba through to BC.

The University of Alberta Medical School is a Top 4 Canadian university, serving 40,000 students with more than 14,000 faculty and staff. The University of Alberta and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry have world class research programs with integration and collaboration opportunities in all types of research including basic sciences and clinical trials.


Alberta Health Services (AHS), in partnership with The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) invites applicants to apply for a clinical position within the clinical Department of Child Health and Division of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine.

The successful applicant will join eight academic pediatric respirologists providing a full spectrum of clinical respiratory medicine services. In addition to clinical care, the division is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has a fully accredited Pediatric respirology subspecialty-training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The division also has an active basic and clinical science research program, collaborating locally, nationally, and internationally.


This position is a 1.0 full-time equivalent, and will be comprised of approximately

60% clinical service with a focus on lung transplant including

  • inpatient pediatric respiratory medicine consultation,
  • coverage of patients admitted under pediatric respiratory medicine,
  • evening or weekend call for pediatric respiratory medicine,
  • bronchoscopy for pediatric respiratory medicine patients, pulmonary function testing interpretation for pediatric respiratory medicine patients, outpatient service for patients referred for pediatric respiratory medicine and
  • pediatric respiratory medicine consultation for patients in the emergency department as required.
  • Lung transplant clinical coverage will include covering new transplant consults, providing shared-care for lung transplant recipients (with the intensive care and peds resp ward team), and out-patient coverage for post-lung transplant patients. The Contractor will participate in the after-hours on-call schedule in accordance with the requirements of the Arrangement.

40% academic pursuits may include:

  • contributions to education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels are expected from all faculty.
  • teaching the next generation of health care professionals about conditions and illnesses that are treatable by demonstrating interventions through clinical teaching, and supporting the learning of trainee physicians.
  • Administrative/leadership engaging the Contractor and/or Participating Physician in community outreach by providing medical expertise to health care planning and policy, and the continuous improvement of clinical care and academia.
  • research, the Contractor and/or Participating Physician will aid in bringing innovations into clinical and academic practice and generating new knowledge that can lead to the development of further new innovation

Interested applicants must hold an MD and must have completed a subspecialty residency in Pediatric Respirology, and be certified or eligible to become a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Pediatric Respirology).. Additional training in lung transplant and/or recent experience caring for pediatric lung transplant patients are considered assets.

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.

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.