Academic Position, Traumatic Brain Injury Clinician Researcher in Physiatry

Academic Position, Traumatic Brain Injury Clinician Researcher in Physiatry

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Cumming School of Medicine

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (, in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute HBI (, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a  full-time Tenure Track academic position, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be a member of the Section of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Qualifications include an MD plus relevant advanced degree (such as MSc or PhD), Royal College specialist certification in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation or equivalent, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. A Clinical Fellowship and/or experience as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation and/or concussion expert is required. Eligible applicants must have a track record in participating in research, with demonstrated scholarship. The ability to establish and/or lead an independent research program as demonstrated by a portfolio of scholarly work is a requirement of the position. Candidates must have 15 or more peer-reviewed papers, and 5 or more where they are the 1st or last author, and demonstrate the ability to attract and/or hold external funding.  

The successful candidate will join the Section of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and will be expected to provide exceptional sub-specialty clinical care in TBI and concussion rehabilitation and participate in general Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation on-call service.

While duties for this position include the provision of clinical service in the division of Physiatry and clinical teaching, substantial protected time will be provided for research. Salary support will be through the Alberta Academic Medicine and Health Services Program in Physiatry supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Cumming School of Medicine.

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The HBI and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and included. 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.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the ‘Apply Now’ link.  View full posting and apply on    

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):

  • Cover letter
  • Academic Curriculum Vitae
  • Clinical and Research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages each)
  • The names and contact information for three (3) referees

Questions about this position may be directed to:

Dr. Rajiv Midha, Head

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Room 1195, Foothills Medical Centre

1403 – 29th Street N.W.

Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9


Application deadline:  May 15, 2019

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.


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 (

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