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Academic Position, Spinal Neurosurgeon, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 11974

Updated: March 1, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (http://www.ucalgary.ca/dcns/), in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI, http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/) at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a Contingent Term full-time academic position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be a member of the Section of Neurosurgery and will be based in the Spinal Cord, Nerve Injury and Pain, “NeuroTeam” of the HBI (http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/our-research/neural-injury-repair).

Qualifications include an MD plus relevant advanced degree (such as MSc or PhD), Royal College specialist certification in Neurosurgery, clinical fellowship training in spine surgery, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. Eligible applicants must have a track record in participating in research, with demonstrated scholarship. Desired candidates must have 5 or more impactful peer-reviewed papers, with the majority of publications as 1st or senior authorship.

The successful candidate will join the Section of Neurosurgery and will be expected to provide exceptional sub-specialty clinical care in complex spine surgery. Salary support will be through an Alternative Relationship Plan in Neurosurgery supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Cumming School of Medicine Academic Alternative Relationship Plan.

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the HBI work collectively in advancing world-class neurological research and innovation, together with exemplary patient care. Protected time will be provided for research and the successful candidate will receive an appropriate research startup package.

Inspired by the vision “Healthy Brains for Better Lives”, the strategic goals of the HBI are to make key, internationally recognized discoveries and transform clinical research in the neurosciences and mental health.  To achieve this goal, the HBI has created a “NeuroDiscovery Framework”, which aligns research within three themes of Brain & Behaviour, Neural Injury & Repair and Healthy Brain Aging.  Each theme is composed of NeuroTeams organized in a translational continuum, which includes basic, clinical, population and public health researchers. The teams build on a springboard environment of technologies, core facilities and support programs that allow them to pursue their research goals.  This highly enriched environment is ideally suited to foster research excellence.  

Potential applicants should submit a cover letter, academic CV, a statement of clinical and research interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and the names of three (3) referees, by February 28 2017, to:

Dr. Rajiv Midha, Head
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Room 1195, Foothills Medical Centre
1403 – 29th Street N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9
Email: rajiv.midha@ahs.ca
 

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)


 

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About the University of Calgary

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 the nation’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.

 

About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians 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.  

 

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