University of Alberta

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeon - Sleep Surgery

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Surgery

Competition No.  -    A100739628
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and Alberta Health Services invite applications for an academic Otolaryngologist specializing in sleep medicine and surgery. The successful applicant will be based primarily at the Royal Alexandra Hospital with secondary access to the University of Alberta Hospital, Grey Nuns Community Hospital, and Leduc Hospital.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has been internationally recognized among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health education institutions. The Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery program presently consists of 34 members who provide comprehensive services for a wide geographic area including Northern Alberta and neighboring provinces. The program utilizes the most current equipment and technology including image guided surgery, laser surgery, robotic surgery, and intraoperative MRI.

Alberta Health Services is Canada’s largest and only province-wide health region, which includes the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH). The site is one of Canada’s leading clinical, research, and teaching hospitals, providing services for a population of over 3 million people. The facility provides treatment for more than 700,000 patients annually from across Western and Northern Canada. It offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized services within, head and neck surgery, cardiac sciences, neurosciences, critical care, and trauma care.

The successful candidate will receive a Special Continuing faculty appointment with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at an appropriate rank. This academic position will consist of 20% research, 30% clinical service, 30% non-classroom teaching, 15% classroom based teaching, and 5% administration. Contributions to education at the undergraduate, graduate, and specialty levels are expected from all faculty surgeons. The successful candidate will contribute to broadening the research base in the area of sleep surgery. The clinical duties will involve support for the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery program in the Edmonton Zone, and participation in the Zone’s on-call rotation.

Candidates must hold the FRCSC designation in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery or an equivalent and be eligible for licensure in the province of Alberta. The candidate should have fellowship training from an accredited Sleep Medicine program. Remuneration will be fee-for-service through billings submitted by the physician to Alberta Health. A post graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) in an appropriate related field will be considered an asset. Otherwise, the expectation of the Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is that the successful candidate would complete an advanced post-graduate degree within the first five years of practice.

More information about the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and Department of Surgery can be found at Information about Alberta Health Services and the City of Edmonton can be found at and respectively.

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Interested applicants should arrange to have a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and the names of three references forwarded to:

Dr. Hadi Seikaly, Professor, Departments of Surgery and Oncology, University of Alberta & Divisional Director, Zone Clinical Department Section Chief, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Alberta Health Services

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are 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.

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