Academic Spine Neurosurgery Position – Calgary

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences ( at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor.

Qualifications include an MD, Canadian Royal College specialist certification in Neurosurgery, clinical fellowship training in spinal surgery, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. A strong track record of scholarly activity, with at least 10 or more peer-reviewed publications, is desired in the preferred candidate. 

The successful candidate will join the Division of Neurosurgery and the combined Orthopedics and Neurosurgery Spine Program. They will be expected to provide exceptional sub-specialty clinical care in spinal surgery.  The position will be based at Foothills Medical Centre and the successful applicant will provide clinical services, including participation in the spine surgery and neurosurgery call rosters. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching of medical students, residents and spinal surgery fellows. Commencement of the position is tenable on a deferred basis for a strong candidate, who meets the above qualifications by the start of appointment, with training objectives anticipated to enhance their research and/or teaching role in the department. The amount of time protected for academic activity and the startup package will depend on the candidate’s track record and academic plan.

Salary support will be through an Academic Medicine Health Services Plan (AMHSP) supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Cumming School of Medicine.
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The Calgary Spine Program benefits from affiliation with both the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the McCaig Bone and Joint Institute at the University of Calgary. Either Institute will engage the appropriate clinician scientist or clinician teacher applicant.

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Interested applicants should contact Dr. Steve Casha ( for further information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of clinical and research/education interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and the names of three (3) referees, by June 15, 2019, to: 

Dr. Rajiv Midha, Head 
Department of Clinical Neurosciences 
Room 1195, Foothills Medical Centre 
1403 – 29th Street N.W. 
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9 

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. 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)