Academic Physician in Epilepsy, Division of Neurology
Competition 528

Department Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Medicine Dept
Posted date September 28, 2023
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type Full Time


The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for an Epilepsy Neurologist to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital/Kaye Edmonton Clinic. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health education institutions. The University is currently home to more than 38,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff.

The Division of Neurology consists of 60 neurologists in academic and community practice and 3 Scientists. UA is one of the largest stroke programs in Canada. Internationally recognized research is conducted and published from UA. All sub-specialties of neurology are represented among the faculty in addition to stroke including: Autoimmune and Multiple Sclerosis, Cognitive Neurology, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Neuromuscular and ALS, Autonomic Neurophysiology, Headache Clinic. We have 5 research chairs among our Division. Neurology holds multiple CIHR, NIH, PCORI and other prestigious external grants. Our Neurology residency program is strong and accepts 5-6 residents/year.

Stroke has an active, successful fellowship program with 7 fellows. Other sub-specialties have fellowship programs as well resulting in a rich training environment. Call is equitably shared throughout the division and is typically 4-8weeks/year. The Successful candidate will be an MD (or equivalent) with relevant clinical qualifications in Neurology recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent certification body. Candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) as clinical service is required as part of this appointment and have completed an epilepsy fellowship.

Individuals interested in the education of trainees and a strong interest in research are encouraged to apply.

Key accountabilities of the Epilepsy Neurologist will include, but will not be limited to refractory epilepsy management, epilepsy monitoring unit experience, ICU EEG program development and sustainability, epilepsy syndrome diagnosis and management. Previous success in obtaining external peer-reviewed grant support and successful publication record is an asset.

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Medicine, with the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement, and offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Medicine & Health Services Program (AMHSP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, fellowship training, education or research experience, along with three letters of reference.


Dr. Penny Smyth

 Division Director, Neurology,

Clinical Sciences Building, 11350-83 Avenue, 7-133

Edmonton, AB T6G 2G3

Ph: 780 248 1928   E-mail:

Applications will begin being reviewed 2 weeks after ad posted for Canadians or 30 days after ad is posted for foreign nationals; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at

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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.