Psychiatrist with Interest in Neuropsychiatry

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Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Zone, Addiction and Mental Health, in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Alberta (, are inviting applications for Academic Medicine and Health Service Program (AMHSP) a position for psychiatrists with special interest in Neuropsychiatry. The Department of Psychiatry has been approved by Alberta Health as a new AMHSP program which is jointly overseen by Alberta Health Services and the University of Alberta. This professorship position present an exciting opportunity to establish a viable academic medicine career path outside of traditional tenure track University positions and are ideally suited to clinicians who also value education, research, quality, and leadership as a part of their professional identity.

Alberta Health Services is Canada’s first and largest province wide, fully integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to the over four million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories. Alberta’s health care system is one of the best in the world and physicians in Alberta experience a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities while also enjoying a high standard of living including exceptional recreational options. Our multi-disciplinary teams in the Edmonton Zone consisting of nursing, psychiatry, psychology, occupational therapy, social work, education, and speech language pathology provide education and assistance for more than 1.4 million people in Edmonton and surrounding areas.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta has an excellent and well-established residency training program in psychiatry, with Royal College accredited sub-specialty training programs in child & adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, and a new sub-specialty training program in geriatric psychiatry that has received provisional Royal College approval. In addition, the Department has commitments to education as a part of the MD Program with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, providing both pre-clinical and clinical teaching for core and elective experiences for undergraduate MD students.

Researchers in the Department access competitive funding through national (Canadian Institutes of Health Research: CIHR ) and provincial funding agencies. Competitive funding is also available through the programs of the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative ( led by the Norlien Foundation, and the Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research ( Partner organizations include CASA (Child Adolescent & Family Mental Health []), The Institute of Health Economics (, The Women & Children’s Health Research Institute ( and Campus Alberta Neuroscience ( Current engagement of the Department in national research initiatives includes Hub participation in the Canadian Depression Research Intervention Network (CDRIN) and engagement in the development of the Canadian Research Network in Substance Misuse (a CIHR Institute for Neuroscience, Mental Health & Addiction initiative). At the provincial level, researchers in the Department are working closely with Alberta Health Services (AHS) in the context of the Strategic Clinical Networks (SCN []), and there is excellent alignment between the SCNs and the priorities of the provincial health research funding agency (AIHS).

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is one of Canada’s premiere health-sciences institutes. The University of Alberta has more than 39,000 students and, in 2011, The Scientist magazine ranked our university as one of the top 10 best places to work in academia in non-USA institutions. Excellent opportunities exist for collaborative research with other disciplines within the Faculty and University and other Faculties, as well as outside the University.

The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of 1.4M and the provincial capital for Alberta. This friendly city offers a rich cultural life and diverse recreational opportunities. The campus on which the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is located is adjacent to the North Saskatchewan River with one of the largest municipal park systems in North America. Edmonton is approximately 3.5 hours by car from Jasper and from Banff in the Canadian Rockies.

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Candidates must have a medical degree (MD or equivalent) and be eligible for licensing to practice psychiatric medicine in Alberta. Consideration will be given to physicians at all levels of experience, with added emphasis on interest and experience in educational leadership, teaching and research. The candidate selected for this position as psychiatrist with special interest in neuropsychiatry will be referred to the AMHSP Arrangement Management Committee to finalize a one-year individual service agreement jointly approved by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services.


Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be based on the income scale of the Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP).

14 July 2019
Location: Canada Alberta Edmonton
Salary: Excellent Remuneration and Benefits CAD per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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