Academic Head, Department of Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine,
Zone Clinical Department Head, Paediatrics, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services
The University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services invite applications and nominations for the joint position of Head, Department of Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine and Clinical Department Head, Paediatrics, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services. As the most senior physician leader in Paediatrics in the Calgary Zone and the academic department, this is a key leadership position within Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM).
The Department of Paediatrics is a major department within the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. The Department fully contributes to the research, educational and service missions of the Cumming School of Medicine. It has a fully accredited residency-training program and a record of accomplishment in research.
Inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates, as 'I will lift up my eyes,' the University of Calgary launched an ambitious “Eyes High” vision to become a leading Canadian research-intensive University. In alignment with this goal the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation support the concept of Alberta Children’s Hospital being a leading academic child health center. Members of the Department of Paediatrics can apply for membership within the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI), or one of the other Cumming School of Medicine research institutes. ACHRI is a multidisciplinary research institute with a vision and mission that builds upon the University of Calgary Eyes High strategic direction with a goal of optimizing biological and psychosocial development and health—from before conception to adulthood.
The Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH), Paediatrics will work collaboratively in a dyad leadership model with the Executive Director for AHS Administration to lead and participate in the development of system wide clinical services. This will service a large and diverse population that incorporates the rapidly growing urban centre of Calgary, as well as surrounding communities and southern Alberta. The Department of Paediatrics has approximately 350 physicians and researchers in 22 sections and divisions. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca or ucalgary.ca/paed. The ZCDH will maintain and recruit an appropriately trained physician workforce, ensure high standards of clinical care 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. Furthermore, the ZCDH will participate in strategic planning for Paediatrics in both the clinical and academic context in conjunction with the Alberta Health Services Maternal Newborn, Child & Youth Strategic Clinical Network. This offers an important opportunity to integrate evidence based programs and services at a population level to deliver general and specialized pediatric care.
The ZCDH reports to the Calgary Zone Medical Director. All other Calgary Zone medical leaders and physicians in Pediatrics report to this position. The Academic Department Head reports to the Dean, Cumming School of Medicine.
We are searching for an outstanding leader to be the joint ZCDH, Paediatrics, and the University’s Department Head of Paediatrics. Qualifications include an MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta, and certification in Paediatrics. The selected candidate 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 (5) years of leadership experience) and clinical skills.
Range of remuneration for the academic position is $103,020 to $170,000. Additional remuneration will be provided directly by Alberta Health Services.
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.
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.
The Cumming School of Medicine is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and included. This includes the provision of a formal mentoring program, internal review programs that enhance success in research grant applications, pilot funding programs and other support programs.
Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, education philosophy, administrative philosophy, academic goals, and the names of three referees should be forwarded by October 15, 2017 to:
Dr. Jon Meddings, Dean, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, and
Dr. Sid Viner, Calgary Zone Medical Director, Alberta Health Services
Office of the Dean, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
7th Floor, TRW Building, 3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4Z6
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)
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.
Ad Number: 99-827
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