Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist - Academic Physician (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor)
Competition 531

Department Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Pediatrics Dept
Posted date February 29, 2024
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type Full Time


This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

Alberta Health Services in partnership with The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, (AHS) invites applications from pediatric infectious diseases physicians for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position within the Department of Child Health Alberta Health Services and the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. Appropriate applicants could be considered for the position of Divisional Director. This position is a full time (1.0 FTE).


The successful applicant will join five academic physicians in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases with expertise in many areas including antimicrobial stewardship, global health, infection prevention and control, pediatric tuberculosis, transplant ID, and vaccinology, and a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons accredited ID training program. Within the clinical mandate of the Department and Division, the successful candidate will provide inpatient and outpatient consultation. Within the academic mandate of the Department and Division the successful candidate will participate in already existing active educational scholarship programs.

As we build our team, the Department of Pediatrics recognizes that our people are and will continue to be our greatest strength. We celebrate creativity, diversity, excellence, perseverance, and a collaborative spirit.

This position will comprise approximately 60% clinical service and 40% academic or administrative pursuits: for example, research, teaching, and administrative duties such as Divisional Director for the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Contributions to education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels are expected from all faculty members.


  • MD and have completed a specialty residency in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Proven record of high-quality research achievements as evidenced by peer-reviewed funding and high impact publications
  • Eligible to obtain a specialist license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and hold appropriate liability coverage.

The University of Alberta Medical School is one of the top 50 teaching and research universities in the world. Founded a century ago, the University of Alberta has an annual budget in excess of $1.7 billion and attracts more than $500 million in sponsored research revenue. For more information on the Department of Pediatrics visit

Academic members of the department of Pediatrics are expected to become members of the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI), which supports research excellence dedicated to improving the health of children and women. WCHRI is a partnership between the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, with core funding support from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Alberta Women's Health Foundation. WCHRI is the only research institute in Canada and one of the few in the world to focus on women’s, children’s and perinatal health. Thanks to our funders’ generosity, WCHRI is able to provide a broad range of support to research programs, including access to funding opportunities and research support services (e.g. biostatistics, qualitative design, KT, data management, clinical trials support, grant application development). WCHRI also invests in the next generation of researchers through graduate and summer studentships, postdoctoral fellowships and funding for trainee travel /presentation of research outcomes.

Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be based on the income scale of a competitive and highly successful academic alternate funding plan.

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.