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Pediatric Immunologist - Asthma Chair

Full Time Practice
Alberta Children's Hospital - 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW - Calgary, AB T3B 6A8
2018-08-31  Time: 23:59
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The Department of Paediatrics (, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI; and the Snyder Institute for Chronic Disease (Snyder; invite applications for an appointment with Tenure at the level of Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Chair in Pediatric Asthma.

Qualifications of the applicants include an MD, with specialty certification in Pediatrics and in Immunology/Allergy, with certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent. A PhD would be considered an asset. Candidates are expected to present evidence of an established, externally funded research program, a strong publication record, a record of successful teaching and graduate student supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement and leadership contributions within the professional and other communities. Eligibility for medical licensure in the province of Alberta is required.

We are seeking an individual with expertise in pediatric immunology and a research program focused on child and youth asthma and with a strong track record in research and mentorship who can coordinate a vigorous research program exploring the early diagnosis, prevention, treatment or outcome of child and youth asthma. The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate an identifiable program of clinical care, education and research while fostering collaboration between other disciplines within the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services. The Chair holder is expected to provide leadership in the development of a multidisciplinary and collaborative research program in child and youth asthma; support transfer of new knowledge into improvements in clinical practice and best practice policies; attract and mentor trainees and more junior faculty; and collaborate with key partners to achieve synergies around the broader children’s mental health programs within the Calgary Zone.

The Chair in Pediatric Asthma is an endowed Chair within the Cumming School of Medicine. The chair holder will be appointed in the Section of Pediatric Hematology and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, with a joint appointment in other Departments according to their interest and activities. The position provides at 70% protected time for research, and will include expectations to contribute to teaching. This is an excellent opportunity to develop an independent externally funded research program within a collaborative environment. Generous startup packages are available through the Institutes and CSM.

The Alberta Children Hospital Research Institute’s mission is to foster healthy biological and psychosocial trajectories for babies, children and youth through excellence in research innovation, knowledge translation and education.

The Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases is a group of clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic scientists who are passionate about impacting and changing the lives of the people suffering from chronic diseases. Research is focused in areas such as gastroenterology, infectious diseases, respiratory medicine, immunology, the microbiome and critical care.

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.

To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

Additional Information

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About the University of Calgary

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

About Calgary, Alberta

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.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents such as publications):

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees
  • Statement of research interests

Questions about this position may be directed to:

Dr. James D. Kellner,
Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics
Tel: 403-955-7802

Application deadline: August 31, 2018

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