Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Competition 581

Department Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Posted date April 5, 2023
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).

The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, University of Alberta, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Zone, is inviting applications for a full-time Academic anesthesiologist at the Assistant Professor level, with expertise in medical education.  For additional details, please see below.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions and has been internationally recognized among the world’s top 50 medical schools. The University of Alberta has been ranked amongst the top 100 teaching and research universities in the world serving over 39,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. The University has an annual budget in excess of $1.7 billion and attracts significant external funding. The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, is a growing research and education-focused Department, currently consisting of 6 Full-Time and 2 Special-Continuing Academic Faculty and over 200 Clinical Faculty across four teaching hospitals. The Department has a fully accredited Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada residency program and a well-developed subspecialty fellowship program. The Department also offers clinical experience to medical students and residents from other training programs during their elective anesthesia rotations. Research groups within the Department are involved in clinical trials that span a wide spectrum of perioperative and pain medicine. The Department's research strengths are in the areas of neuro-immune contributions to chronic pain states; the neurobiology of pain; prenatal iron deficiency; mechanisms of myocardial protection and ischemia-reperfusion injury; nutritional support and immunometabolism; chronic post-surgical pain and persistent opioid use; psychological interventions and pediatric chronic pain; regional anesthesia and perioperative outcomes.

The City of Edmonton, with a growing and diverse population of ~ 1.2 million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”. With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, world-class entertainment options, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodations, our energetic city has something for everyone. 

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Position Summary and Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a physician (MD), with FRCPC or equivalent in anesthesiology or be eligible for FRCPC application and will also be eligible for licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

The ideal candidate will have received advanced training in educational scholarship.

The successful applicant will be expected to mentor and teach medical students, residents and fellows, in addition to supervising summer and elective research students.

The role involves participation in clinical care, teaching, research, and quality improvement. Expectations include knowledge dissemination and research impact, reviewed annually with the Chair and the Dean of the Faculty.

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenure-track appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement, and offers a comprehensive benefits package.  
We recognize the diversity within the anesthesiology community, both with respect to applicants and the research they conduct. We value this diversity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis), members of visible minorities (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of application and current curriculum vitae outlining their clinical experience, education, research interests, three reference letters and a copy of CPSA practice permit (or letter of eligibility). 

Applications are currently under review and the competition will remain open until filled.

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain 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.