University of Alberta

Assistant Professsor

Department of Pediatrics

Competition No.  -    A100838199
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 a contingent Assistant Professor within the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics.

The University of Alberta Medical School is world renowned, and one of the pre-eminent teaching and research universities in Canada, serving 39,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. Founded over a century ago, the University has an annual budget in excess of $1.7 billion and attracts more than $500 million in sponsored research revenue.

Alberta Health Services (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. The Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, is a full-service pediatric hospital and centre for complex pediatric care and research.  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. In addition to clinical care, the division is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  It has a fully accredited Pediatric Cardiology subspecialty-training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We have an active basic and clinical science program, collaborating locally, nationally and internationally.

This is a fractional 0.8 FTE position, with additional time commitment negotiable. The position profile will require 60% clinical service and 40% academic pursuits: the latter will include both teaching and research. Research can be in any area within Pediatric Cardiology, but MRI specific research is considered desirable in this role. Contributions to education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels are expected from all faculty.


Interested applicants must hold an MD and must have completed a subspecialty residency in Pediatric Cardiology and 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. Subspecialty training in Cardiac Imaging, specifically Pediatric & Congenital Cardiac MRI, as well as echocardiography are required for this position.  Additional basic science training in Cardiac MRI physics (including graduate coursework) will be a further asset. The successful candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

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 Medicine and Health Services plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications and experience to:

Dr. Paul Kantor
Divisional Director and Zone Section Chief,
Pediatric Cardiology
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 8440 – 112 Street
Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7

Ph: 780.407.3964  EMAIL:

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.

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.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.