Academic Chair, Department of Medical Genetics

University of Alberta
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Medical Genetics

Will remain open until filled.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry  at the University of Alberta invites applications for the appointment as the academic Chair of the Department of Medical Genetics.

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions and is internationally recognized as among the world’s top 100 medical schools. The Academic Chair of the Department of Medical Genetics will demonstrate excellent leadership qualities, interpersonal skills and have the necessary experience to stimulate teaching and research programs spanning basic science and clinical areas as well as health outcomes. 

Information about the Department of Medical Genetics can be found at http://www.medgen.ualberta.ca. The Department is composed of fundamental researchers clinical geneticists, and laboratory geneticists.     We have a vibrant graduate student program with active research in multiple areas related to medical genetics. Details about the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and Edmonton can be found on the Faculty’s website at www.med.ualberta.ca.  Details about clinical services can be found at www.Albertahealthservices.ca.

The Department seeks an experienced and a visionary academic leader who, through recruitment and retention, builds on the base of existing research while innovating in new domains.  The Chair will:

  • Engage in faculty development and inspire excellence in research, education and clinical care.
  • Develop, deliver and execute a strategic plan for continued departmental growth in the delivery of superior educational programs, research innovation, and clinical service. 
  • Work to propagate interdisciplinary and translational research. 
  • Be responsible for increase visibility of the Department within the Faculty, the University, and nationally.
  • Support the growth and continued accreditation of the Department’s educational programs, and the efficiency of clinical service to optimize patient care.

The successful candidate will have administrative experience in an academic setting.  The Chair must have a demonstrated ability to foster mentorship and career development opportunities for faculty members. Strong and well developed interpersonal communication skills are an asset. The appointment will be at the successful candidate’s existing faculty rank and a Chairs’ stipend will be provided.

For candidates that currently hold a University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry tenure track or tenured position, they must have a PhD, MD/PhD or MD.

For candidates external to the University of Alberta they must have a MD/PhD or MD to provide clinical care in a manner that meets the expectations of both the University and Alberta Health Services (AHS). The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenure-track appointment and a concurrent clinical appointment with AHS. The candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, have obtained the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in Medical Genetics and Genomics or equivalent and must be eligible to work in Canada. Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Medicine & Health Services Program (AMHSP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. 

Edmonton is a family friendly multi-cultural city with a population of ~1 million. The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the health sciences, humanities, sciences, creative arts, business and engineering. Home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and attracts more than $480 million in sponsored research revenue.

Interested candidates should submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining their:

  • Leadership experience;
  • Current research interests and plans for an active and funded research program;
  • Thoughts on how to meet the challenges of academic and clinical service leadership in an academic health centre and provincial health system. 
  • Thoughts regarding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Candidates should also consider:

 Three names of references should be provided.  Interested individuals are asked to submit their material online by October 16, 2019; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University and AHS to apply.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry  at the University of Alberta invites applications for the appointment as the academic Chair of the Department of Medical Genetics.

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions and is internationally recognized as among the world’s top 100 medical schools. The Academic Chair of the Department of Medical Genetics will demonstrate excellent leadership qualities, interpersonal skills and have the necessary experience to stimulate teaching and research programs spanning basic science and clinical areas as well as health outcomes. 

Information about the Department of Medical Genetics can be found at http://www.medgen.ualberta.ca. The Department is composed of fundamental researchers clinical geneticists, and laboratory geneticists.     We have a vibrant graduate student program with active research in multiple areas related to medical genetics. Details about the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and Edmonton can be found on the Faculty’s website at www.med.ualberta.ca.  Details about clinical services can be found at www.Albertahealthservices.ca.

The Department seeks an experienced and a visionary academic leader who, through recruitment and retention, builds on the base of existing research while innovating in new domains.  The Chair will:

  • Engage in faculty development and inspire excellence in research, education and clinical care.
  • Develop, deliver and execute a strategic plan for continued departmental growth in the delivery of superior educational programs, research innovation, and clinical service. 
  • Work to propagate interdisciplinary and translational research. 
  • Be responsible for increase visibility of the Department within the Faculty, the University, and nationally.
  • Support the growth and continued accreditation of the Department’s educational programs, and the efficiency of clinical service to optimize patient care.

The successful candidate will have administrative experience in an academic setting.  The Chair must have a demonstrated ability to foster mentorship and career development opportunities for faculty members. Strong and well developed interpersonal communication skills are an asset. The appointment will be at the successful candidate’s existing faculty rank and a Chairs’ stipend will be provided.

For candidates that currently hold a University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry tenure track or tenured position, they must have a PhD, MD/PhD or MD.

For candidates external to the University of Alberta they must have a MD/PhD or MD to provide clinical care in a manner that meets the expectations of both the University and Alberta Health Services (AHS). The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenure-track appointment and a concurrent clinical appointment with AHS. The candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, have obtained the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in Medical Genetics and Genomics or equivalent and must be eligible to work in Canada. Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Medicine & Health Services Program (AMHSP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. 

Edmonton is a family friendly multi-cultural city with a population of ~1 million. The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the health sciences, humanities, sciences, creative arts, business and engineering. Home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and attracts more than $480 million in sponsored research revenue.

Interested candidates should submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining their:

  • Leadership experience;
  • Current research interests and plans for an active and funded research program;
  • Thoughts on how to meet the challenges of academic and clinical service leadership in an academic health centre and provincial health system. 
  • Thoughts regarding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Candidates should also consider:

 Three names of references should be provided.  Interested individuals are asked to submit their material online by October 16, 2019; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.  To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University and AHS to apply.

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