Academic Head and Professor, Department of Oncology

Academic Head and Professor, Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine,

Zone Clinical Department Head, Oncology, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services,

Facility Medical Director, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and

Associate Senior Medical Director, CancerControl Alberta


The University of Calgary, CancerControl Alberta and Alberta Health Services invite applications for the joint position of Head, Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, Zone Clinical Department Head, Oncology, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services, Facility Medical Director, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and Associate Senior Medical Director, CancerControl Alberta. These are key leadership positions within the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and Alberta Health Services (AHS). The successful candidate would be offered an academic appointment with Tenure at the Professor level.

This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary medical leader in Oncology to guide the clinical and academic Department of Oncology and provide the medical leadership for the new comprehensive cancer centre under construction (see virtual tour at: and information at This cancer centre will be the largest in Canada and will combine research and clinical activities across the cancer experience with a focus on patient- and family-centered care. This facility is state-of-the art and brings together researchers and health professionals from Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary.

We are seeking an energetic, experienced and enthusiastic leader who can implement and expand upon our strategic plans for the Department of Oncology (, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC), CancerControl Alberta (CCA), AHS to meet current and future challenges of cancer care delivery and leading edge research. Working with a highly motivated and talented team of senior leaders in Oncology and a dyad partner within CCA, this individual will be responsible for academic activities in the Department of Oncology and operational and strategic issues in overseeing the delivery of high-quality, patient focused cancer care for southern Alberta. This position also has leadership responsibilities within the Calgary Zone of AHS, one of the five zones in Alberta through which care is delivered.

This leader is actively involved in the entire spectrum of cancer services within the TBCC and the Calgary Zone including ambulatory and acute care. The leader fulfills the duties and responsibilities assigned to Zone Clinical Department Heads by the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules as they pertain to the Calgary Zone Clinical Department of Oncology. In addition to TBCC / Calgary Zone-specific responsibilities, this leader as Associate Senior Medical Director has a senior leadership role in CCA, developing and implementing provincial cancer control strategies, and ensuring clinical operations coordination across the province. This leader reports to the Senior Medical Director, CancerControl Alberta, the Calgary Zone Medical Director and the Dean, Cumming School of Medicine.  All other TBCC / Calgary Zone CancerControl medical leaders and physicians report to this leader.

Qualifications include an MD and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta.  Candidates must have a strong academic background in oncology 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 clinical skills.  This role requires an individual experienced in leading complex teams through system-wide changes.  Academic duties will include research, education, and service.

Range of remuneration for the academic position is $103,020 to $170,000.  Additional compensation for clinical activities and Alberta Health Services leadership activities will also be provided.

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

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of administrative philosophy and academic goals
  • Names and contact information of three (3) references

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Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Jonathan Meddings, by email (

Application deadline: October 18, 2019

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