University of Alberta

Assistant Professor - Pediatrics Rheumatology and Pediatric Pain Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Competition No.  -    A100839185
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 the position of Assistant Professor within the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics.


The successful applicant will be offered a full-time position (1.0 FTE) with the University of Alberta and will provide inpatient and outpatient consultation as well as long term care for children with rheumatic diseases. In addition to clinical care, the Division is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, including pediatric residents, and adult rheumatology residents. We are also active collaborators in multi-centre research through the Canadian Alliance of Pediatric Rheumatology Investigators (CAPRI) network, among other groups.

This position will be comprised of approximately 60% clinical service (including clinical teaching) and 40% academic pursuits: for example, teaching, research, and administrative duties, divided between the Divisions of Rheumatology and Pain Medicine. Contributions to education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels are expected from all faculty members.  The position will be 0.4 clinical FTE to rheumatology, 0.2 clinical FTE to pain medicine, and 0.4 FTE to academic pursuits.

Additional Information

The University of Alberta is one of the top 50 teaching and research universities in the world, 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 4 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, has among the highest inpatient volumes of any children’s hospital in Canada, and serves a geographical area of over 500,000 km.


Interested applicants must hold an MD, must have completed a subspecialty residency in Pediatric Rheumatology and must be certified or eligible to become a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Pediatric Rheumatology). Preference will be given to those with advanced training in Pediatric Pain Medicine.  See the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for more information on various routes of credentialing ( 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 alternate funding plan.

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.

Interested applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and a letter of application to:

Dr. Dax G. Rumsey Director, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology University of Alberta/ Stollery Children's Hospital

11405 – 87 Avenue
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA)
Edmonton, AB  T6G 1C9

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

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

How to Apply