Associate/Full Professor, Division of Pediatrics Cardiology

MED Pediatrics

Competition No.  -    A104647664
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS), invites applicants to apply for an academic position within the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics, supporting the Interventional Cardiology Service at the Stollery Children's Hospital.

The University of Alberta is one of the preeminent teaching and research universities in Canada, serving over 39,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has 21 Departments, active undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs with over 500 graduates annually. The Department of Pediatrics is one of Canada’s leading academic health centres for pediatric specialty and subspecialty education and research.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada's first and largest province-wide, fully integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to over 4.3 million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories. The Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton is part of AHS and is a full-service pediatric hospital and centre for complex pediatric care. 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 successful applicant will join seventeen academic pediatric cardiologists providing a full spectrum of clinical pediatric cardiology services with expertise in multi-modal diagnostic imaging, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, fetal cardiology, heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and preventive cardiology; new subspecialty programs are under development.

The successful applicant will join 2 interventional cardiologists (1 full time and 1 part time) who provide continuous service and support the second largest pediatric cardio-surgical program in Canada. In a year, there are more than 400 cardiac catheterization procedures performed with 2/3 of those being catheter interventional procedures. The interventional cardiology service supports the Western Canadian Children’s Heart Network (WCCHN) and accepts referrals from all three prairie provinces for diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures. Interventional pediatric cardiologists at our institution work in close collaboration with the adult congenital cardiac interventional program at the University of Alberta Hospital and the Mazankowski Heart Institute which also support all three Canadian prairie provinces.

The Division of Cardiology has an active basic and clinical science program, collaborating locally, nationally, and internationally.

In addition to clinical care and research, the division is active in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. The Division is the home for a fully accredited Pediatric Cardiology subspecialty-training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. There are numerous trainees (undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students; residents, and clinical/research fellows) at the Division each academic year.

This is a full time 1.0 FTE position. The position profile will require 60% clinical service and 40% academic pursuits: the distribution of responsibilities is negotiable. Contributions to education and research are expected from all University faculty. This position may include opportunities for clinical leadership within interventional cardiology.


Interested applicants must hold an MD and must have completed a subspecialty residency in Pediatrics with subspecialty training in pediatric cardiology and diagnostic/interventional pediatric cardiac catheterization along with:

  • at least five years of recent experience with high volumes of advanced catheter interventions and
  • leadership experience supporting a busy congenital cardiac surgical program is considered an asset
  • clinical experience in lymphatic interventions is considered an asset
  • advanced training or experience in clinical or translational research is considered an asset

The applicant must be certified or eligible to become a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. See the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for more information on various routes of credentialing ( Successful candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement and offers a comprehensive benefits package.

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.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

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.