Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery

MED Surgery

Competition No.  -    A104449124
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Please note that the job title has been updated from "Associate or Full Professor, Division of Neurosurgery" to "Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery".

The Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, is accepting applications for the position of an Academic Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeon.

The Neurosurgery Program at the University of Alberta is committed to the improvement of health through excellence in patient care, leadership in education and research, and in preventative initiatives directed at the promotion of neurological well-being. The Division of Neurosurgery in Edmonton provides comprehensive neurosurgical services for a wide geographic area serving a population of over two million. Every subspecialty within Neurosurgery is represented in the Division. The Division is supported in its work by state of the art neurosurgical technologies including a 3T intraoperative MRI operation theatre, and a Gamma Knife unit.

The Division is recruiting an academic Stereotactic and Functional neurosurgeon at the Assistant Professor rank to commence July 2023. The position will be split between a 50% commitment to clinical practice, and a 50% commitment to academic activities.


The successful candidate’s clinical practice will focus on Stereotactic and Functional neurosurgery, covering Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders and other indications, as well as surgery for epilepsy, chronic pain, spasticity, and stereotactic radiosurgery for functional indications. Clinical practice will include participation in a general neurosurgery on call program and will incorporate non-classroom teaching of neurosurgery residents and medical students. The 50% academic commitment will primarily be devoted to research (at least 30%), with considerable freedom given to the successful candidate’s vision in developing a functional neurosurgery research program (basic or clinical science). Classroom-based teaching and administrative duties will make up the remainder of the academic commitment.


Applicants must hold an MD or equivalent, have completed residency training in Neurosurgery, and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Alberta. The successful candidate must hold the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in Neurosurgery. Strong preference will be given to applicants who have completed a recognized fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. Preference will also be given to applicants holding a Masters’ Degree or PhD, and/or who have clear evidence of research productivity especially in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.

The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and includes a comprehensive benefits program and competitive salary through the Alberta Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP).

How to Apply

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should apply below with their curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of research interest and the names of three references forwarded to:

Dr. Vivek Mehta

Divisional Director, Neurosurgery

2C3.76 WMC; 8440 – 112 Street

Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7


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.