Academic Position, Palliative Medicine
Department of Oncology
Cumming School of Medicine
The Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary in conjunction with CancerControl 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 academic position within the discipline of Palliative Medicine, at the Assistant Professor level or higher.
The successful applicant must have strengths in Health Services Research or 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 Health Services and CancerControl Alberta. The division of Palliative Medicine comprises approximately 20 highly collegial faculty members contributing to its research, education and patient care endeavors.
If the successful applicant has clinical qualifications s/he will also seek appointment as a member of the Calgary Zone Palliative Care and End of Life care (PEOLC) Service. Physicians consulting to this service are administered via the Department of Family Medicine and the applicant would report to the PEOLC Medical Director.
Qualifications at the Assistant Professor level include a MD or equivalent with less than five years 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, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta.
Qualifications at the Associate Professor level include a MD or equivalent with five to ten years 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, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta.
Qualifications at the Professor level include a MD or equivalent with more than ten years 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, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta.
The Calgary Zone comprises four teaching hospitals situated in the city of Calgary, and serves residents of southern Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Calgary is a vibrant, multicultural city (population ~1.2 million) near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise.
The Tom Baker Cancer Centre, as a component of a provincial program of cancer control through Alberta Health Services, is a tertiary referral centre and the main cancer treatment, research and education facility for southern Alberta. The Palliative Medicine program is delivered through affiliations with the University of Calgary and the Calgary Zone. Postgraduate training programs in most oncology disciplines are provided within the Department of Oncology. The Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute provides a strong focus for basic research.
We anticipate substantial growth in the palliative medicine program in Calgary, with research opportunities in both cancer and chronic diseases.
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Please submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of career goals together with the names of three referees by April 30, 2015 to:
Dr. Jessica Simon, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Departments of Oncology, Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary
Division Head, Palliative Medicine, University of Calgary
Section Chief, Supportive Oncology, Calgary Zone, CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services
Department of Oncology
Tom Baker Cancer Centre
1331 – 29 Street N.W.
Calgary, AB T2N 4N2
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In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you legally entitled to work in Canada (Yes/No) and are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)
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