Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

University of Alberta

Location – North Campus Edmonton. This role is hybrid with a mix of remote and in-person.

Working for the Department/Faculty 

The Department of Ophthalmology’s Eye Institute of Alberta (EIA) is a Center of Excellence for all levels of ophthalmic care. It serves a population of over 3 million people in the Edmonton region, the northern areas of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, as well as the Northwest and Yukon Territories. The hub for the EIA is the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH).  The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences consists of over 40 staff ophthalmologists who work as physicians and surgeons, with teaching appointments within the FOMD at the University of Alberta.  Current areas of research strength include clinical trials, ocular genetics, and tela-ophthalmology.


The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FOMD), University of Alberta, is recruiting for a tenure-track position cost-shared with Alberta Health Services, an ophthalmologist who has expertise in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ocular Genetics and Adult Strabismus. The Department’s vision is to lead patient-centred eye care through outstanding and integrated service, education and research.

In addition to comprehensive ophthalmology, the successful candidate will have medical and surgical experience and expertise in the identification and treatment of ocular genetics, inherited retinal diseases, and adult strabismus, including care of complex/advanced and urgent cases.   The University of Alberta seeks a candidate with a proven track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and grant writing. Ocular genetics lab research training, peroxisome research and clinical teaching experience are essential. 


  • Clinical Duties: 40%
  • Teaching: 25%
  • Research: 30%
  • Administration: 5%

Minimum Qualifications

  • CPSA License
  • Existing AHS privileges in the Edmonton Zone
  • Residency training in Ophthalmology
  • Medical Doctor degree
  • Minimum 1 year Ocular Genetics Research Laboratory training

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Interest and experience in medical education instruction and supervision
  • Interest and experience in supervising graduate students
  • Research experience in ocular genetics and adult strabismus
  • Interest and/or experience in academic leadership

How to Apply:

Click on the “Apply Online” button and submit the following:

  • List of Publications
  • Statement of Teaching/Research Interestes
  • Curriculum Vitae

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

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