Academic Position in Palliative Medicine
Department of Oncology
Cumming School of Medicine
Cancer Care Alberta, Alberta Health Services
The Departments of Oncology and Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary in conjunction with Cancer Care Alberta, Alberta Health Services at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Clinical Departments of Oncology and Family Medicine, Calgary Zone, invite applications for a full-time Contingent Term academic position within the discipline of Palliative Medicine, at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level.
The successful applicant must have strengths in health services research and clinical trials design for innovative delivery of Palliative Care services. These areas align with the research vision of the Division and the Strategic Clinical Network in Cancer Care Alberta, Alberta Health Services. The division of Palliative Medicine comprises approximately 20 highly collegial faculty members contributing to its research, education and patient care endeavors. The Palliative Medicine program in Calgary offers diverse research opportunities in cancer and chronic diseases and integrated models of care delivery from advance care planning to grief support. The successful candidate will seek appointment as a member of the Calgary Zone Palliative Care and End of Life Care (PEOLC) service. Physicians consult to this service, which is administered via the Department of Family Medicine, and report to the PEOLC Medical Director
Qualifications include an MD and eligibility for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Certification with the College of Family Physicians (CCFP) and /or Certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) are required. Training/experience in Palliative Medicine or special competency in one of the Oncology disciplines are required.
Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must have up to five years of training or experience in Palliative Medicine or special competency in one of the Oncology disciplines (or equivalent) and commensurate evidence of successful teaching and graduate supervision, evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities.
Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have five plus years of training or experience in Palliative Medicine or special competency in one of the Oncology disciplines (or equivalent) and commensurate evidence of successful teaching and graduate supervision, evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities.
The successful candidate will join a cancer research environment at the University of Calgary that is rapidly expanding in anticipation of the opening of a New Calgary Cancer Centre (NCCC) in 2023. The NCCC will have over 110,000 square feet of purpose built wet and dry research space. Areas of research emphasis in the NCCC will include basic cancer biology, early cancer detection, precision oncology & experimental therapeutics, immune oncology, cancer epidemiology and prevention, psychosocial oncology and survivorship, childhood cancer and blood disorders, and investigator-led programs in cancers of the prostate, kidney, bladder, lung, breast, colon, brain, multiple myeloma, and others. Other strengths in the environment are Alberta’s strengths in health data, bioinformatics, Alberta Cancer Outcomes Research Network (ACORN) and seven large health research institutes including the Arne Charbonneau Cancer Institute and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health.
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 Canada’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become 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. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
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. Calgarian’s 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, University of Calgary 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.
The University 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.
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the University of Calgary’s “Careers” webpage using the 'Apply Now' link.
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 (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications):
- Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees.
- Brief outline of specific interests and goals in both short and long term.
- List of publications.
Questions about this position may be directed to:
Dr. Jessica Simon, FRCPC
Division Head, Palliative Medicine, University of Calgary
Application deadline: June 30, 2021
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 Medicinehttp://medicine.careers.ucalgary.ca/).
The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.
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)