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University of Calgary - Cumming School of Medicine

Academic Position, Cardiac Anaesthesiologist


University of Calgary - Cumming School of Medicine99-829-1538880

Job Description

The Department of Anaesthesia in partnership with the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invite applications for a Contingent Term full-time academic position, at the Assistant Professor level.   The successful candidate is expected to lead and participate in the collaborative, multi-disciplinary aortic surgery program within Calgary Health Zone.    The successful candidate is expected to further the Cardiac Anaesthesia Section’s involvement in local, national and multi-national trials related to cardiac anaesthesia and surgery. 


Qualifications include an MD with certification in Anesthesiology, a Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship and the Advanced NBE Certification in Trans-esophageal Echocardiography.   Eligible applicants must have a demonstrable interest in anesthesia for aortic surgery and expertise in aortic imaging and strain analysis.  Applicants must also present evidence of a strong publication record, evidence of successful teaching and supervision, and evidence of academic engagement in professional and other communities.


The successful candidate will devote approximately 50% of their time to clinical (cardiac anesthesia),

45% to research and 5% to teaching.  Eligibility for licensure in anaesthesia in the Province of Alberta is mandatory.


The cardiac anesthesia group consists of ten anesthesiologists practicing at the Foothills Medical Centre.  1350 open cardiac surgical cases are performed annually, including complex valve reconstruction, minimally invasive valve surgery, extracorporeal circulatory support and ventricular assist device insertion, as well as thoracic aortic surgery and endovascular aortic repair (approximately 150 total aortic cases/year).  The cardiac anesthesia group also provides services for transcatheter aortic valve implantation, complex electrophysiology procedures, and pre-operative assessment of patients coming for heart surgery.

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta is housed within the rapidly growing Cumming School of Medicine and has over 100 principal investigators and research teams, with a broad range of interests in Cardiovascular Medicine.


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


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. 


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae,a statement of clinical and research interests (not to exceed two pages) together with three supporting letters of reference by October 31, 2017 addressed to:


Dr. Gary Dobson

Clinical Department Head of Anesthesia, AHS

Department Head, Anesthesia, University of Calgary



Mr. Andrew Jenkins

Zone Clinical Department Manager – Anesthesia

C222 – 1403-29 St. N.W.

Calgary AB T2N 2T9


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.


Contact Information

University of Calgary - Cumming School of Medicine
Andrew Jenkins
Zone Clinical Department Manager - Anesthesia
Posting Date: 03-Oct-2017Academic Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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