MED Psychiatry

Competition No.  -    A106051306
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Department summary

The University of Alberta Department of Psychiatry has a well-established residency training program in psychiatry, with Royal College accredited sub-specialty training programs in child & adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, and a new sub-specialty training program in geriatric psychiatry that has received provisional Royal College approval.  The successful candidate will play a significant role in Medical Education Leadership. In addition to post-graduate residency training, the Department has commitments to education as a part of the MD Program with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, providing both pre-clinical and clinical teaching for core and elective experiences for undergraduate MD students.  The successful candidate may also integrate undergraduate medical educational leadership in their position.

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 Saskatchewan, B.C., and the Northwest Territories. Our multi-disciplinary teams in the Edmonton Zone consisting of nursing, psychiatry, psychology, occupational therapy, social work, education, and speech-language pathology provide education and assistance for more than 1.4 million people in Edmonton and surrounding areas.

At the provincial level, researchers in the Department are working closely with AHS in the context of the Strategic Clinical Networks ( and there is an excellent alignment between the SCNs and the priorities of the provincial health research funding agency (Alberta Innovates Health Solutions).

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is one of Canada’s premiere health sciences institutes, and in recent years has ranked among the top 50 medical schools in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Excellent opportunities exist for collaborative research with other disciplines within the Faculty and University and other Faculties, as well as outside the University.

The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of 1.4M and the provincial capital for Alberta. This friendly city offers a rich cultural life and diverse recreational opportunities. The campus on which the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is located is adjacent to the North Saskatchewan River with one of the largest municipal park systems in North America. Edmonton is approximately 3.5 hours by car from Jasper and from Banff in the Canadian Rockies.

Position summary

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Alberta (, in partnership with Alberta Health Services(AHS), Edmonton Zone, Addiction and Mental Health, are inviting applications for an Academic Medicine and Health Service Program (AMHSP) position for a psychiatrist with a special interest in medical education.  The AMHSP is jointly overseen by Alberta Health Services and the University of Alberta.  This presents an exciting opportunity for career development in medical education.

The candidate(s) selected for this position will be referred to the AMHSP Arrangement Management Committee to finalize yearly individual service agreement jointly approved by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services. 

Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be based on the income scale of the six step Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP), further details about this innovative funding plan are available on request.


  • Participate in education committee(s)
  • Participate in CaRMS
  • Lecturer for undergrad instructional sessions
  • Reviewer for OSCEs
  • Presenter for Academic Half Day
  • Academic advisor (grad students/residents)

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have an MD and must have at least two years of appropriate experience relevant to medical education. Preference will be given to psychiatrists with previous interest in and/or additional training in medical education. The position will allow up to 0.5 FTE for medical education, and the remaining FTE will be clinical services with AHS. For the specific clinical service, the applicant can select any of the available psychiatrist clinical positions on the Doctor Jobs website in Edmonton to simultaneously apply into (Doctor Jobs Careers - Jobs (

Interested applicants are invited to apply online by sending a covering letter, their curriculum vitae, teaching statement and the names and contact information of three referees, one of which must be the current supervisor or the most recent supervisor. (kindly submit all document as one single PDF).  The covering letter should outline the applicant physician’s vision for an AMHSP position in the key pillars of clinical service, education, administration / leadership, and, if desired, research. 

AMHSP Search & Selection Committee 

or via;

Doctor Jobs Careers - Jobs (

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to psychiatrists with previous interest in and/or additional training in medical education

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.