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Academic Position, Stroke Neurology
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (, in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI,, 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 Neurology and will be based in the Stroke “NeuroTeam” of the HBI (

The successful candidate will focus on development of health services research in stroke neurology, examining neuro-intervention, acute stroke, and stroke prevention. He or she will become a key member of the multidisciplinary Calgary Stroke Program of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health (OIPH; ( at the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services (Calgary Zone).

Qualifications include an MD plus an advanced degree in health services research (MSc or PhD), Royal College specialist certification in Neurology, clinical fellowship training in both stroke neurology and neuro-intervention/endovascular, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. Eligible applicants must have a track record of participating in epidemiological, imaging, and clinical trial design research, with demonstrated scholarship. Desired candidates must have 10 or more impactful peer-reviewed papers, with the majority of publications as senior or 1st authorship. Demonstrated commitment to research in areas related to stroke health service delivery is required.

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the HBI work collectively in advancing world-class neurological research and innovation, together with exemplary patient care. Duties for this position include the provision of clinical service in the Section of Neurology and clinical teaching, as well as neuro-interventional/endovascular call and clinic coverage in partnership with the Sections of Interventional Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery. Substantial protected time will be provided for research and the successful candidate will receive an appropriate research startup package. Salary support will be through an Alternative Relationship Plan in Neurology supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Cumming School of Medicine.

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.  

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The HBI, OIPH and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and included. This includes the provision of a formal mentoring program, internal review programs that enhance success in research grant applications, pilot funding programs and other support programs.

For more information please contact Dr. Andrew Demchuk, Director, Calgary Stroke Program at

Potential applicants should submit a cover letter, academic CV, a statement of research interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and the names of three (3) referees, by June 1, 2017 to:

Dr. Rajiv Midha, Head
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Room 1195, Foothills Medical Centre
1403 – 29th Street N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9

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)

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