University of Alberta

POCUS Intensivist

Department of Critical Care Medicine

Competition No.  -    A105938823
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, is inviting applications for a Full-time Academic Intensivist at the Assistant Professor level, with interest and expertise in Medical Education related to Critical Care Medicine to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The position is designed to recruit a collaborative and innovative clinician educator to lead the development of the Department’s Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and Simulation programs. The successful candidate will receive a Special Continuing Appointment in the Department of Critical Care Medicine (there is currently no remuneration for this Special Continuing Appointment). Establishment funds will be available to support a qualified candidate commensurate with their qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to support and facilitate undergraduate and postgraduate education, and some administration related to their qualifications, their portfolio and Departmental need. The successful candidate will be expected to compete for and submit applications to appropriate external funding agencies to support the evaluation of their proposed educational curricula.

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 is a growing education and research-focused Department, currently consisting of 5 Full-Time and 4 Special-Continuing Faculty and 45 Clinical Faculty, across two teaching and three community Alberta Health Services’ operated hospitals (covering ~ 144 ICU beds in 8 ICUs) in the city of Edmonton.

The Department has a fully accredited Royal College training program in Critical Care Medicine and overseas the ICU training of numerous rotating specialist programs. Research in the Department spans a wide spectrum from basic science and translational work through health services research and clinical trials across all aspects of the practice of Critical Care Medicine. 

Qualifications include an MD with certification in Critical Care Medicine by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or possession of a specialist certificate or equivalent in Critical Care Medicine, formal training in Medical Education (i.e., completed or currently enrolled in a Masters of Medical Education), and recognized expertise in Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) related to the practice of critical care. The candidate must have an existing Alberta Health Services Clinical Appointment in the Department of Critical Care Medicine in the Edmonton Zone (there will be no clinical week allocation for this Special Continuing Appointment).

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application and current curriculum vitae outlining their clinical experience, education, and research interest as well as a copy of their CPSA practice permit or letter of eligibility and three reference letters to the address below.

How to Apply


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.