Section Head, Neurology

Section Head, Neurology

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Cumming School of Medicine

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, in conjunction with Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone, invites applications for an appointment with Tenure at the Associate Professor or Professor level to provide leadership to the Section of Neurology as its administrative, research, educational and clinical chief.

Minimal qualifications include an MD, Royal College specialist certification (or equivalent) in Neurology, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. Eligible applicants at the Associate Professor level must have demonstrated aptitude and evidence of leadership potential and, in addition, those at the Professor level already held leadership positions. An advanced degree in research or education (MSc or PhD) is desired, and a track record of participating in research, with demonstrated scholarship, is required. Desired candidates must have evidence of impactful peer-reviewed papers and demonstrated prior ability to establish a research or educational program, including evidence of external peer reviewed funding.

The appropriately qualified successful candidate would become a key member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI,, at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM), University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services (Calgary Zone). The Department of Clinical Neurosciences in partnership with HBI works collectively in advancing world-class neurology and neuroscience research and innovation, and educational excellence, together with exemplary patient care.  

The successful candidate can look forward to receiving a highly competitive start-up package, appropriate resources, protected time and a highly collaborative environment to achieve academic success.

Duties for this position include the provision of clinical service in the Section of Neurology and clinical teaching. As the Head of the Section of Neurology, the successful candidate will be expected to provide excellent management, visionary leadership and the ability to engage and work collaboratively with key stakeholders. Salary support will be through an Academic Medical Health Services Plan in Neurology, supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Cumming School of Medicine.


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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.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link.
Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents such as publications):

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of leadership vision (not to exceed two pages)
  • Names and contact information of three referees

The closing date for applications is September 5, 2018.

For more information please contact Dr. Rajiv Midha at

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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)