Pediatric Gastroenterologist

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The Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre is seeking two (2) colleagues to fill academic positions (a 1.0 FTE and a 0.8 FTE) at the assistant, associate or full professor level.  For one of these positions, we are seeking a mid to senior career individual for a Division Head role.  Additionally, an individual with an interest in nutrition and/or functional bowel disorders would help round out the strengths within the Division.  Research or teaching as an academic focus is a possibility, with an appropriate portion of FTE to support this, based on qualifications. 

Call and service will be shared amongst 4.0 pediatric gastroenterologists.  Within the Division there is a Canada Research Chair Tier I PhD psychologist in Pediatric Pain, and a PhD scientist whose research focus lies within in-vitro and animal models of inflammation and IBD.  There is also a strong clinical research infrastructure.  The GI Division has active interests in clinical trials research, as well as research involving outcomes assessment, self-management and adherence in chronic disease.  Education of medical students, post-graduate trainees and allied health professionals is another area of strength within the Division.  The GI physicians are supported by a strong interdisciplinary team (dedicated GI nursing, nutrition, social work and pharmacy positions).  The successful candidate will have a keen interest in academic medicine, the ability to collaborate effectively with all other members of the multi-disciplinary team, and will be expected to participate in team-based health care and teaching, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The IWK Health Centre is the tertiary pediatric and women’s Health Centre for the three Maritime Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, with a combined population of 2 million. Dalhousie University, Atlantic Canada’s leading research university, offers a range of collaborative research and teaching possibilities.

Qualifications must include an MD (or equivalent) and subspecialty certification in Pediatric Gastroenterology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent).  Eligibility for licensure in the Province of Nova Scotia is essential. 

Halifax, with a metropolitan population of almost 500,000 is a lively harbor city, balanced by excellent and diverse cultural venues.  It has a thriving arts and music scene, and it is the business and economic centre of Maritime Canada. 

Interested candidates should submit a current CV and a statement outlining their academic, teaching and research interests.  Candidates should also provide the names and contact information for three referees (at least two of which must be academic). 

Open Until Filled -  Review of applications will begin April 14, 2022.

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Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.   The university encourages applications from indigenous person (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), 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

Dalhousie has a COVID-19 vaccine mandate that is currently in place until April 30, 2022. Should the vaccine mandate be re-implemented at a later date, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or may seek an accommodation from Dalhousie’s vaccine requirements on grounds protected under provincial human rights legislation. Please visit the Campus Check website for more information.