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Full-time Tenure Track position

University of Calgary

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The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (, in partnership with, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI,, in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary,  invite applications for a full-time Tenure Track position, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to develop vigorous, independent, basic or clinical research programs in areas related to Movement Disorders Neurology. The successful candidate will be a member of the Division of Neurology.

The Department is seeking to recruit either a clinician scientist with a focus on basic translational research in Movement Disorders or a clinical researcher with a focus on any area related to pathophysiology, biomarkers or therapies for Movement Disorders.

Qualifications include an MD and an advanced graduate degree with basic/translational research training and demonstrated commitment to research in areas related to pathogenesis and disease mechanisms or with research training in clinical epidemiology and demonstrated commitment to research in areas related to Health Outcomes Research. The ability to establish an independent research program as demonstrated by a portfolio of scholarly work is also required. At the Assistant Professor level, this will entail the publication of at least 10 peer reviewed papers, with the majority as 1st or senior author. Candidates at the Associate Professor level should have 30 or more peer reviewed papers, with the majority as 1st or senior author, and a demonstrated ability to attract peer reviewed funding.

Excellent facilities for clinical and basic neuroscience, health outcomes research and state-of-the-art clinical and research infrastructure, provide an environment conducive to leading-edge research. The Movement Disorders Program in Calgary provides care to the 1.8 million residents of Southern Alberta and is involved in funded research. HBI, the Cumming School of Medicine and Department of Clinical Neurosciences will provide attractive start-up support, laboratory space and Analytics facilities, to equip the recruited candidate for success. There is an active neurosurgical program for management of movement disorders including a MR guided focused ultrasound program.

While duties include providing clinical service in the Section of Neurology and clinical teaching, substantial time will be protected for research. Qualifications include an MD, specialist certification in Neurology, fellowship in Movement Disorders Neurology, as well as eligibility for medical licensure in the Province of Alberta. Salary support will be through an Alternative Relationship Plan in Neurology supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Cumming School of Medicine.

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 be recognized as 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. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. 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. 

The HBI 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. Davide Martino, Director, Calgary Movement Disorders 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 September 15, 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)

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

Ad Number: 99-820

Websites: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences (30 days), Neurology (30 days), CAUT online (30 days), Parkinsonism and Related Disorders (30 days), Internal Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (

(30 days)

Format:  Web

Charge costs to: 10-28010-60305

Recovery: 100% AHS

PPC No.: 16-026

JOR:  13774

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