Physician Medical Director & Academic Family

Medical Director & Academic Family Physician
(Assistant/Associate Professor), 1.0 FTE
Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health (NSH) invite applications for a Medical Director position available in the Department of Family Medicine (Halifax). The Medical Director role will be a 0.4 FTE, five-year limited-term position (renewable), complemented by a 0.6 FTE ongoing clinical academic position as an Academic Family Physician. The incumbent will therefore have a full-time position with both clinical leadership as well as clinical academic family medicine deliverables. Candidates will be appointed as Dalhousie Faculty and active staff with the Department of Family Medicine at the Central Zone Department of Family Practice, NSH.

The incumbent will be expected to provide administrative leadership to the operation of the two Dalhousie Department of Family Medicine clinics at the Halifax Site as well as to provide ambulatory, team-based, and comprehensive academic family medicine care, including clinical supervision of medical learners. As well, the successful candidate may be required to provide primary care obstetrics or long-term care with one of our nursing home care teams. Academic responsibilities will include the training and evaluation of family medicine residents and the teaching of medical students while contributing to the academic development and administration of Dalhousie University Department of Family Medicine.

This position offers exciting opportunities for professional development within academic family medicine in a dynamic department with over 800 community-based family physicians in 64 communities in the three Maritime provinces. 

The successful candidate must have CFPC certification and be a current and ongoing member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The successful candidate must also be eligible to obtain a full license to practice in Nova Scotia and be qualified to provide obstetrical or nursing home care. Favourable consideration will be given to those applicants who have Master’s level degrees (MBA, MSc, MEd, MAEd, MPH, other relevant Masters degrees), or Certificates of Added Competencies in areas such as care of the elderly, or leadership experience.

Academic rank and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an appointment commencing as early as June 1, 2022. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit  

The review of applications for this position will commence as soon as the competition closes. 

Interested applicants are asked to submit (via PeopleAdmin) by February 1, 2022: 1) a current CV; 2) a cover letter outlining their academic, clinical, and scholarly interests


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