Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

MED Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

Competition No.  -    A104451935
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This Chair position provides an exciting opportunity for a leading academic scientist.

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 

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, invites applications from current tenure track full-time (salaried) and Special Continuing faculty within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, for the position of Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology.  

The Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology is made up of eight divisions. 41 full-time faculty and 164 clinical faculty members contribute to laboratory diagnostic and consultative services, education and research with additional and professional laboratory staff providing clinical laboratory services. The Department has about 80 undergraduate students, 35 graduate students, 30 residents in five Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada residency programs, post-doctoral fellows, research associates and support staff. The Department has extensive discovery science and clinical research interests; faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally in the mechanisms of organ transplant rejection, analytical and environmental toxicology, pathogenesis of infectious disease, molecular mechanism of cancer, cryobiology and tissue preservation. 


The Department seeks an experienced and visionary academic leader who, through recruitment and retention, builds on the base of existing research while innovating in new research domains.The ideal candidate will have administrative experience in an academic setting, and will be a MD and/or PhD with an established academic track record and a leadership background. The Chair must have a demonstrated ability to foster mentorship and career development opportunities for faculty members. Strong and well-developed interpersonal communication skills are an asset. If an MD or clinical PhD, professional certification in an appropriate Laboratory Medicine and Pathology related field is a requirement. MD candidates must be eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the province of Alberta. 

The appointment will be at the successful candidate’s existing faculty rank, for an initial term of 5 years and a Chairs’ stipend will be provided.

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, can be found at    

How to Apply:

To have your application considered, please submit the following by November 1, 2023 to

  • A letter of application
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names of three references

For enquiries or questions contact: 


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.