Academic Position in Respirology

University of Calgary

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6).

The Department of Medicine, in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a Contingent Term appointment in respirology, with a particular research focus in the field of interstitial lung disease (ILD), at the Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will be a member of the Snyder Institute.

Qualifications include an MD, certification in Internal Medicine, eligibility for regular licensure in the Province of Alberta, and sub-specialty training in Respirology. An advanced research degree, Master’s or PhD, in the areas of interstitial lung disease and/or environmental lung disease is also required.

The University of Calgary is developing an international reputation as an ILD Centre of Excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to support the expansion of the ILD research program at the university, including the incorporation of clinical and translational research that will position the university to be leaders in innovative treatments. They will be expected to mentor and sponsor newly hired junior faculty members and students within this growing area of research in Calgary. The position will have 60% protected time for research, as well as 5% protected time for teaching. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the provision of clinical services, both in ILD and general respirology, through their appointment to the Division of Respiratory Medicine.

Applicants must present evidence of early success as a clinician researcher in the area of ILD and / or environmental lung disease, as demonstrated through early academic productivity in terms of presentations, publications and project funding. They should also have evidence of leadership in clinical and/or translational research in the field. Evidence of successful teaching and/or graduate supervision would be an asset. Evidence of collaborations with other researchers and academic engagement in professional and other communities will be assessed.

Members of the Department of Medicine enjoy an attractive remuneration and benefits package through the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, Academic Medicine and Health Services Program. Alberta Health Services operates five teaching hospitals in the city of Calgary. AHS serves 2.4 million residents of Southern Alberta, Southeastern British Columbia and Southwestern Saskatchewan. The Department provides academic and clinical services in an integrated manner across all of the hospital sites and in several ambulatory care settings. Please visit our website at:

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The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the ‘Apply Now’ link.

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
• The names and contact information for three (3) referees. Reference letters will not be required unless the applicant is short-listed for a visit/interview.

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For more information please contact:

Dr. W. Ward Flemons
Professor and Division Head, Respiratory Medicine
Department of Medicine
Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone and Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Email: [email protected]

Application deadline: June 14, 2024

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