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Division Director/Zone Clinical Section Chief, Gastroenterology Full-time Job

4 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Edmonton   12 views
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The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for the joint position of academic Division Director and Zone Clinical Section Head of Gastroenterology. The successfulcandidate will be offered a University of Alberta tenured or tenure trackappointment at the rank of Full or Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is one of Canadas premier academic medical institutions and is recognized among the worlds top 100 medical schools. The Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine is one of the largest Gastroenterology and Hepatology centers in Canada with 27 academic physicians and 2 tenured non-clinical faculty members. Its leading-edge research program is supported by more than $3 M annual research funding, its Centre of Excellence in Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Immunity Research, with 45 research trainees. The Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta Hospital is a major clinical referral centre for Northern and Central Alberta and its adjoining Provinces and Territories. State-of-the art clinical care is delivered through a modern therapeutic endoscopy facility, a large subspecialty in-patient unit and a modern ambulatory care centre. Specialized multidisciplinary programs for patients with chronic liver disease, liver transplantation and inflammatory bowel disease provide comprehensive ongoing care, and advanced therapeutic endoscopy, enteral and parenteral nutrition services as well as gastrointestinal motility testing services are provided by division members. The Divisions large education portfolio includes all levels of medical education as well as learning programs for allied health professions.

The Clinical Section Head in Gastroenterology is responsible for all clinical gastroenterology services, including endoscopy, in 8 hospitals in the Edmonton Zone. This responsibility is generally shared with Facility Section Heads in each Hospital. The academic Division Director is responsible for the academic mission of the Division, including recruitment, advancement, research and medical education.

Interested candidates should submit online an up-to-date curriculum vitae outlining areas of research interest, educational involvement and leadership experience along with three letters of reference to;

Narmin Kassam, MD, FRCPCAHS Zone Clinical Department Head MedicineEdmonton Zone
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
University of Alberta

Interested individuals are asked to submit their material at their earliest opportunity. Applications will begin being reviewed on May 1, 2022,but the competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

As the capital of Alberta, Edmonton is a vibrant, cosmopolitan centre of over one million residents. Edmonton features an abundance of community activities, services, attractions, welcoming neighborhoods, parks and river valley activities a city that truly offers something for everyone (

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and the Department of General Internal Medicine can be found at

Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at

In accordance with Alberta Health Services' Immunization of Workers for COVID-19 Policy, new hires will be required to be fully immunized against COVID-19 prior to their first day of practice.Full immunization status is achieved when 14 days have passed after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or the first dose of a single-dose vaccine. See ourFrequently Asked Questionsfor additional information.

The successful candidate will be recognized internationally through their scholarly accomplishments and will provide dynamic and visionary leadership in academic Gastroenterology. Preference will be given to individuals with administrative experience in an academic setting. A doctorate degree in Medicine (M.D. or equivalent) and certification in Gastroenterology by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) eligibility

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Full-time
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Medicine
  • Specialty: Gastroenterology
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Compensation: Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Medicine & Health services Program (AMHSP) with a very competitive remuneration package and comprehensive benefits. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Posting Date: Apr 13, 2022
  • Closing Date: Jul 12, 2022
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