Alberta Health Services in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, is inviting applications for the Zone Clinical Section Chief for the Section of Neurology, Clinical Neurosciences, and Academic Division Director of Neurology in the Department of Medicine. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, the Faculty has been internationally recognized among the world’s top 50 medical schools, and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions. The University is currently home to more than 38,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. The Division of Neurology at the University of Alberta is focused on ensuring excellence in clinical practice, research and teaching.
The Alberta Health Services Zone Clinical Section Chief for Neurology is responsible for the delivery of all Neurology services in the Edmonton Zone. This includes four major urban teaching and four smaller community hospitals. The University Hospital furthermore, is the major referral center for Northern Alberta and the Northern regions of adjoining provinces and territories. The Neurology Zone Section Chief is responsible for developing, maintaining and implementing service plans to meet current and future demands for Neurological care in the Edmonton Zone and its referral regions.
The Division Director is responsible for all recruitment, research, education, and clinical services of Neurology at the University of Alberta in the Edmonton Zone. She or he is expected to be a leader who will further develop the Division to remain among the top Neurology groups worldwide and advance the clinical, research and educational mandate within the Department of Medicine.
The Department is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader who will be supportive of all elements in the Section/Division. The successful candidate will be an active advocate for the Section/Division, and will be collegial and consultative in his or her leadership to drive educational innovation, maximize research output within the Section/Division and lead strategic growth initiatives.
A world-class Stroke service, with an advanced imaging research program, and unique telehealth-based care delivery for geographically distant centers, flourishes alongside one of North America’s larger programs for clinical trials focused on Stroke. The University of Alberta Hospital is home to Canada’s first mobile Stroke Unit. A strong research program exists for Multiple Sclerosis which has the highest world-wide incidence in Alberta. Both research and comprehensive clinical services for Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and related conditions have a home in the Movement Disorders program. The Center for Prions and Protein Folding Disorders investigates CNS prion diseases and Alzheimer’s disease. The Division’s research programs in CNS infectious and inflammatory diseases, as well as Epilepsy, Neuromuscular disease and ALS also have gained international recognition. The academic division has close ties to the University of Alberta Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI), a discovery and translational research collaborative.
The educational program in Neurology spans all levels of medical education from first year medical student through comprehensive fellowship programs. The Division has a highly-ranked, active residency training program. In the delivery of clinical care and education, the Division is ably supported by a group of community-based neurologists.
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Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at www.ualberta.ca.
Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at www.albertahealthservices.ca.
The successful candidate will be an MD (or equivalent) with relevant clinical qualifications, and will be offered a contingent tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor within the Department, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement, and offers a comprehensive benefits package.
He or she will be recognized internationally through scholarly accomplishment in research and teaching. Preference will be given to individuals with administrative experience in an academic setting.
Compensation will be managed under the AMHSP (Academic Medical Health Services Program)
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:
Dr. Narmin Kassam, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, FACP
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
13-103 Clinical Sciences Building
11350 83 Avenue NW
Edmonton AB T6G 2V2
Applications will begin being reviewed on March 24 2021 however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled. Apply Online
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight MST of the closing date.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.
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