Divisional Director - Division of Developmental Pediatrics

MED Pediatrics

Competition No.  -    A104449059
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS), invites developmental pediatricians to apply for the position of Divisional Director, Developmental Pediatrics (Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta), located at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. The successful applicant must be eligible for a full-time academic appointment at the rank of either Associate or Full Professor at the University of Alberta.  This is a fulltime 1.0 FTE position with a position profile of approximately 50% clinical service and 50% leadership/teaching/research/quality improvement duties.   


The University of Alberta Division of Developmental Pediatrics and the AHS Department of Child Health comprises developmental pediatricians, pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialists, family physicians, psychologists, and pediatric nurse practitioners, providing interdisciplinary care for children with various developmental disabilities and rehabilitation needs. 

The group is located at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, a lifespan rehabilitation hospital which offers inpatient and outpatient specialized inter-professional services for children with neurodiversity. The successful applicant will join a group of pediatricians, pediatric physiatrists, developmental pediatricians, and interdisciplinary teams providing a full spectrum of neurodevelopmental and rehabilitation services through outpatient specialty clinics and the tertiary Pediatric Intensive Rehabilitation Inpatient Program. The Divisional Director will engage with the clinical leadership of Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and with the Department of Pediatrics to establish strategic direction for the Division within the Department of Pediatrics.

The Division is home to a number of active education and research programs providing opportunities and mentorship for academic pursuits.The successful applicant will be tasked with strengthening capacity for interdisciplinary research. The division is engaged in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has a fully accredited Developmental Pediatrics subspecialty-training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as fellowship opportunities. The Divisional Director will be responsible for supporting faculty contributions to education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and providing mentorship to faculty and learners.


Applicants must hold an MD, have passed or be eligible for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examinations in Pediatrics or comparable qualifications and will have completed a recognized training program in Developmental Pediatrics. The applicant must be eligible to obtain a specialist license to practice in the Province of Alberta, and appropriate liability coverage. 

The successful applicant will be a dynamic, visionary leader with sophisticated interpersonal skills and a proven commitment to scholarship, leadership, clinical excellence, and quality improvement. The ideal candidate must be inclusive and able to inspire and bring people together to build a culture where diverse learners and faculty thrive. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated abilities in communication, conflict resolution and a passion for quality and patient safety. They will also be an excellent clinician with the respect of their peers.

Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the income scale of a competitive and highly successful academic alternate funding plan.

Interested applicants should apply below with their letter of application and curriculum vitae outlining areas of educational involvement, research interest and leadership experience. 

How to Apply

Apply Online

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.