Academic Head, Department of Critical Care Medicine

Academic Head, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine,

Zone Clinical Department Head, Critical Care Medicine, 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 Critical Care Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine and Clinical Department Head, Critical Care Medicine, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services.  As the most senior physician leader in Critical Care Medicine 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 Critical Care Medicine 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.   

The Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH), Critical Care Medicine 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.   The department services a large and diverse population that incorporates the rapidly growing urban centre of Calgary, as well as surrounding communities and southern Alberta. 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 Critical Care Medicine in both the clinical and academic context in conjunction with Alberta Health Services. In the CSM the Academic Head will champion teaching, education and research in Critical Care. The Department of Critical Care Medicine has approximately 40 physicians and researchers and is affiliated with the Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network. For more information, visit or or  This offers an important opportunity to integrate evidence based programs and services at a population level to deliver specialized critical care services.  

The ZCDH reports to the Calgary Zone Medical Director.  All other Calgary Zone medical leaders and physicians in Critical Care Medicine 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, Critical Care Medicine, and the University’s Department Head of Critical Care Medicine. Qualifications include an MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta, and certification in Critical Care Medicine.  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 years of leadership experience) and excellent 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 seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.  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 May 15, 2018 to: 

Dr. Jon Meddings, Dean, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, and

Dr. Peter Jamieson, Associate Zone Medical Director, Alberta Health Services 

Care of Ms. Joyce Forster;

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.