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StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateFebruary 17, 2018

Posted DateMay 17, 2017


Hospital NameGlenrose Rehabilitation HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Assistant / Associate Professor - Developmental Pediatrics
The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS) invites applicants to apply for a contingent tenure or tenure track position of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor within the Division of Developmental Pediatrics, located at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. This appointment is a 1.0 FTE, with a position description profile of 25% clinical, 45% teaching (10% classroom and 35% clinical), 20% research and 10% administrative duties.
The successful applicant will join the Division of Developmental Pediatrics, comprised of developmental pediatricians, pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialists, child psychiatrists, psychologists and a pediatric nurse practitioner, in providing interdisciplinary care for children with a variety of developmental disabilities. The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient assessment and services for children with cognitive and motor disabilities, including learning disabilities, intellectual disability, ADHD, speech-language disorders, autism, FASD, cerebral palsy, and acquired brain injuries. In a family centered environment, children are treated by a comprehensive team of allied professionals. A group of pediatricians, physiatrists, and developmental pediatricians provide medical coverage for outpatient specialty clinics and a 10 bed tertiary Pediatric Intensive Rehabilitation Inpatient 24 hour care program.
In addition to clinical care, the division is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has a fully accredited Developmental Pediatrics subspecialty-training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The successful applicant will engage with trainees from this program as well as with General Pediatric residents and elective medical students. There are many opportunities for both classroom-based and clinical teaching as well as for developing skills in Developmental Pediatric medical education.
The primary clinical and academic responsibilites associated with the role will be to related to the clinical and academic leadership in the Complex Pediatrics Therapies Follow-up Program (CPTFP), which includes active follow-up of young children who have undergone complex/invasive therapies, and collaborative research activities. The division is home to a number of other active research programs providing opportunities for additional academic pursuits.
The ideal applicant must hold an MD and must have completed a specialty residency in Developmental Pediatrics and be certified by or eligible to become a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), with preference to those specialists with graduate-level research training and experience in developmental follow-up as well as prior experience in managing developmental programs or services. See the RCPSC website for more information on various routes of credentialing ( The applicant must also hold a current license to practice in the Province of Alberta, and appropriate liability coverage.
The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is one of the top 50 teaching and research universities in the world. The University of Alberta is home to more than 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff.
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.
Interested applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and a letter of application to:
Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, MD, FRCP(C)
Professor and Interim Divisional Director, Division of Developmental Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Mailing address:
209 GlenEast, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
10230 111 Avenue - Edmonton, AB T5G 0B7
Phone: (780)735-8280 - Fax: (780)735-8249
Hospital Email:
University Email:
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


Compensation Type
Fee for Service
Average Annual Income
$250,000 - $400,000
Physician Agreement Incentives

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside this community of $0 per year provided his/her annual income for insured services is greater than $50,000. (Residency conditions apply, including living in the eligible community for nine of the previous twelve months ending on the payment date.) The Variable Fee Premium paid is an additional 0% for insured services provided in this community.

Rural, Remote, Northern Program (RRNP) - Please note, payments through the RRNP are capped at $60,000 per physician per year.

Medical Liability Reimbursement - reimburses physicians for their medical liability protection costs less a $1,000 deductible.

Continuing Medical Education - reimburses physicians for eligible continuing medical education costs. Each eligible physician receives a $2,656 annual allotment which can be carried forward for up to three years.

Parental Leave Program - provides $1,063 per week for up to 17 weeks to physician parents of a newborn or newly adopted child.

Business Cost Program - addresses escalating practice costs in community based practices. This fee modifier is added automatically to select office visits and consultations. This program applies across the province and all physicians who provide visit services in an office based setting will receive an additional $2.75 with the exception of Calgary and Airdrie where the fee modifier is $3.25 on select office visits and consultations.

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