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Academic Head and Professor, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine and Zone Clinical Department Head, Medicine, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services

Job ID: 19980

Updated: March 1, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

The University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services invite applications for the joint position of Head, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, and Zone Clinical Department Head, Medicine, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services.  These are key leadership positions within the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and Alberta Health Services (AHS).  The successful candidate would be offered an academic appointment with Tenure at the Professor level.

The Department of Medicine is the largest department in the Cumming School of Medicine.  The Department has a full range of accredited residency training programs located in the major acute care hospitals of Calgary and the surrounding area, active postgraduate and graduate studies programs and a strong record of accomplishments in research.  In the AHS role, the incumbent will lead and participate in the development of system wide clinical services within the Calgary Zone, through the Department of Medicine and its Sections.  The ZCDH will be required to maintain and recruit an appropriately trained physician workforce, ensure high standards of clinical care, quality improvement and ethical conduct of the medical staff, foster maintenance of competence and promote a learning environment for physicians, students, staff and researchers within the zone.  The ZCDH has an important role in providing strategic direction and fostering innovation within the Department and Calgary Zone.

Qualifications include an MD and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta.  Candidates must have a strong academic background with academic qualifications commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor as well as demonstrated research and educational achievements, proven administrative ability (with a minimum of five years of leadership experience) and clinical skills.  This role requires an individual experienced in leading complex teams through system-wide changes.  Academic duties will include research, education, and service.

The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

Alberta Health Services is a consolidated health system in Alberta. The Calgary Zone includes the City of Calgary, and a large surrounding suburban and rural geographical area which provides health services for a population of 1.4 million.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents such as publications):

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of administrative philosophy and academic goals
  • Names and contact information of three (3) references

Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Jonathan Meddings, by email ([email protected])

Application deadline: February 29, 2020

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)
 

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

About the University of Calgary
 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

 

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