Assistant Professor

MED Emergency Medicine

Competition No.  -    A115348506
Closing Date  -    Dec 16, 2022

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

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.

Department/Faculty Summary

The Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, University of Alberta, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Zone, is inviting applications for a full-time Academic Emergency Physician at the Assistant Professor level, with expertise in emergency medicine and at least one related area(s) of scholarship. For additional details, please see below.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions and has been internationally recognized among the world’s top 50 medical schools. The University of Alberta has been ranked amongst the top 100 teaching and research universities in the world serving over 39,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. The University has an annual budget in excess of $1.7 billion and attracts significant external funding. The Department of Emergency Medicine, within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, is a growing research and education-focused Department, currently consisting of 4 Full-Time Academic Faculty and over 200 Clinical Faculty. The Department has a fully accredited Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada residency program and it works very closely and supports the University of Alberta Department of Family Medicine’s College of Family Physicians of Canada CFPC-Emergency Medicine program. The Department also offers clinical experience to medical students and residents from other training programs during their mandatory emergency medicine rotations. Research groups within the Department are heavily involved in evidence-based medicine and have produced high-quality evidence through primary research for over 25 years. Knowledge synthesis and mobilization activities have provided a platform from which to exchange valuable information that has been used to improve the quality of care delivered to emergency patients in Alberta, nationally, and internationally.

The City of Edmonton, with a growing and diverse population of ~ 1.2 million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”. With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, world-class entertainment options, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodations, our energetic city has something for everyone.

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Position Summary

The successful candidate will be a physician (MD) certified in emergency medicine by either the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC-Emergency Medicine) or the College of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC-Emergency Medicine), and be eligible for licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). The ideal candidate will have received advanced training in epidemiology or a related health research methods (i.e., graduate studies programs [Masters or PhD]). The successful candidate would be asked to consider a future alternative funding arrangement termed the Academic Medicine Health Services Plan (AMHSP), if created. 

The University is seeking a candidate who will enhance the academic interests of the Department as well as the impact in emergency medicine specific research areas, including but not limited to the following:

  • Educational Scholarship;
  • Knowledge Synthesis and Knowledge Mobilization Research specific to the discipline of Emergency Medicine;
  • Health System Outcomes;
  • Clinical Informatics;
  • Quality Improvement.

The successful applicant will be expected to mentor and teach residents, supervise summer and elective research students, and are encouraged to support graduate students. The role involves membership on the DEM Research Committee, participation in research strategic priority setting, and the development of an independent research program. Expectations include knowledge dissemination and research impact, reviewed annually with the Chair and the Dean of the Faculty.

We recognize the diversity within the Emergency Medicine community, both with respect to applicants and the research they conduct. We value this diversity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis), members of visible minorities (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of application and current curriculum vitae outlining their clinical experience, education, research interests, three reference letters and a copy of CPSA practice permit (or letter of eligibility).

Applications will be reviewed one month after posting; however, the competition will remain open until filled.

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Emergency Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at

Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at

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.