Assistant/Associate Professor - Pediatric Cardiology
Competition 740

Department Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Pediatrics Dept
Hours per week -
Posted date April 10, 2024
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type


The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS) invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant/Associate Professor within the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics, with a focus on Pediatric Heart Function and Transplant. This position is a 1.0 full-time equivalent and includes negotiated and committed protected time for research and other academic pursuits.

The University of Alberta Medical School is a Top 4 Canadian university, serving 40,000 students with more than 14,000 faculty and staff. The University of Alberta and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry have world class research programs with integration and collaboration opportunities in all types of research including basic sciences and clinical trials. For more information on the Department of Pediatrics visit

The Stollery Children’s Hospital Cardiac Program is the 9th largest in North America in surgical volumes. It is one of the two largest centers in Canada, providing care for much of Western Canada. The chosen candidate would join 18 clinical and 3 associated research scientists providing a full spectrum of clinical pediatric cardiology services and research, with expertise in multi-modal diagnostic imaging, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, fetal cardiology, heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and preventive cardiology. In addition to clinical care, the Division of Pediatric Cardiology is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels (undergraduate and postgraduate students, residents and clinical/research fellows). The Division has a fully accredited Pediatric Cardiology subspecialty-training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with numerous core cardiology trainees and 7-10 subspecialty fellows matriculating within the Division each academic year. The Division has a thriving research program encompassing initiatives within areas of clinical diagnostics and innovation, basic/translational, health services and population science.

The Pediatric Heart Transplant Program has been providing care for children from Western Canada since 1986 and has progressively evolved into one of two leading programs in Canada performing 10-15 heart transplants per year on children of all ages and complexity. Pioneering research and clinical work have positioned it as a world leader for ABO incompatible and highly sensitized transplantation with ongoing preclinical and translational research in this area. Since the early 2000s a trailblazing ventricular assist device program supported management of infants and children in advanced heart failure. Since 2014 a dedicated Pediatric Heart Function and Cardiomyopathy Program has evolved which has substantially expanded in both inpatient and outpatient services. The services are responsible for a spectrum of patients from clinical screening to those in advanced heart failure. The program offers many services including a home milrinone program, genetic counseling and ventricular assist device planning and management. We are part of the ACTION Network, Pedimacs and the Canadian Heart Failure Alliance. The chosen candidate will join a team of 4 other cardiologists, 2 nurse practitioners and 3 (1.5 FTE) transplant coordinators. 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, perseverance and a collaborative spirit.

Qualifications Interested applicants must have:

  • MD degree (or equivalent)
  • Completed specialty training in Pediatrics with subspecialty training in Pediatric Cardiology
  • A minimum of a year of dedicated training in pediatric heart function/cardiac transplantation
  • Must be certified or eligible to become a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. See the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for more information on various routes of credentialing (
  • Must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). 

Considered an asset:

  • Advanced training or experience in clinical or translational research, QI or education

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.

Academic members of the Department of Pediatrics are eligible 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.

Interested applicants should apply below with their curriculum vitae and a letter of application.

For more information on this position, please contact:

Dr. Lisa Hornberger

Divisional Director, Pediatric Cardiology


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.