Surgical Vitreoretinal Sub-Specialist

Surgical Vitreoretinal Sub-Specialist

Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health (NSH) are seeking a qualified full-time ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina to practice in a challenging and rewarding academic medical environment. The successful candidate will be granted a Continuing Appointment with the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University. The candidate will join the hospital-based group of sub-specialized ophthalmologists located at the QEII Hospital. The candidate will be expected to participate in teaching, research, and other academic or administrative duties as member of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. More information about the department can be found here:

Candidates for this position must hold an MD degree; have completed a residency in ophthalmology; have a minimum of 24 months of post-residency fellowship training in a qualified vitreoretinal program, including active exposure and participation in clinical and/or basic research, and have prior research experience and a genuine interest in basic and clinical research in the area of retina. Experience in hereditary retinal dystrophies would be an asset. Candidates for this position will possess excellent clinical and surgical skills and be able to establish an independent research program. Candidates must be certified or eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and be eligible for a license in the province of Nova Scotia and for attending privileges at NSH.

Applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and contact details for three referees. The online posting is available here: Dalhousie University | Surgical Vitreoretinal Sub-Specialist (

Halifax, the largest city in Atlantic Canada, offers an attractive maritime environment and an enviable lifestyle. Many desirable living areas are within walking distance or a few minutes cycling or drive from Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre. Home to three universities, Halifax offers many entertainment and cultural activities, as well as ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Our hospital is a regional referral centre, serving patients from Nova Scotia as well as from the other Atlantic Provinces.

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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