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Department of Medicine (Division of Geriatric Medicine)

Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Department of Medicine (Division of Geriatric Medicine), in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Health Authority, is inviting applications for a full-time position as Geriatrician. This position will be at the academic rank of Assistant Professor, with remuneration in accordance with the Department of Medicine Clinical/Academic Funding Plan.

The Division of Geriatric Medicine is the centre of training in geriatric medicine in the Atlantic provinces. Division members are recognized locally, nationally and internationally for their research activities and contributions to care of the elderly. The cornerstone of their approach to patient care is comprehensive geriatric assessment and interdisciplinary treatment for frail older persons throughout Nova Scotia and the Atlantic provinces. This model of care provides an ideal training ground for medical students and residents. Education, in turn, enhances the quality of care in the division, and their dynamic research programs inform evidence-based practice.

The successful applicant will be given opportunities to apply for research grants and develop an independent research program. They will take a role in research mentorship. It is anticipated that they will grow into a research leadership position. They will also have clinical service and teaching responsibilities with the Division.

To be considered for this position, you must have FRCPC certification (or equivalent) in Geriatric Medicine, be eligible for a CPSNS license, hold a post-graduate degree (masters or doctorate) in the acute care of the frail elderly, and have expertise in the study of the acute hospital care of frail seniors.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Interested applicants should apply online at

Closing date for applications is September 23, 2021