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Academic Geriatric Psychiatrist

Full Time Practice
Foothills Medical Centre
2020-04-15  Time: 23:59
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The Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a Tenure Track position as a geriatric psychiatrist at the Assistant Professor level.

The successful candidate will establish an active research program that focuses on the mental health of older adults. They will lead an innovative clinical research program with a strength in health services research and the care of the elderly. The ability to interact with existing health services strengths at the University of Calgary and current geriatric psychiatry and geriatrics research is required.

Qualifications include an MD and additional research experience. An advanced degree and post-doctoral research experience in geriatric psychiatry is required. The applicant must present evidence of a strong publication record, as well as a demonstrated ability to attract peer-reviewed funding. Candidates must show evidence of ability to develop a productive, externally funded research program, and fit with one or more of the ten Brain and Mental Health Teams of the HBI (

The position provides protected time for research, and will include expectations to contribute to teaching as well as service to the Department, Faculty, Institute or University, particularly as this relates to advancing the area of geriatric mental health.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a prolific and diverse research environment in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Department of Psychiatry and Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education, with access to state of the art core infrastructure. Outstanding opportunities for collaboration are available with established research programs in diverse areas of neuroscience, imaging and informatics.

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

The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported. This includes the provision of a formal mentoring program, internal grant review programs that enhance success in research grant applications, pilot funding programs and other support programs.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the ‘Apply Now’ link.

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):

  • Cover letter
  • Academic Curriculum Vitae
  • Clinical and Research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages each)
  • The names and contact information for three (3) referees

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.

Qualifications Include an MD and more than three years of additional research experience. An advanced degree is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of a track record of publications in high quality journals, evidence of an ability to collaborate and work with a research team, and effectiveness in teaching at the University level. Candidates must show evidence of ability to develop a productive, externally funded research program, and fit with one or more of the ten Brain and Mental Health Teams of the HBI

( This position will be part-time clinical with the clinical focus being on outpatient community and rural geriatric medicine and experience in deprescribing.

Dr. Valerie Taylor

Department Head, Psychiatry

Foothills Medical Centre

Calgary, T2N 2T9


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