Otolaryngologist Fellowship

Otolaryngologist Fellowship of Head and Neck Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Cumming School of Medicine in University of Calgary

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There is a job opportunity of Otolaryngologist Fellowship (head and neck surgeon) in University of Calgary (Foothills Campus).

Introduction to Opportunity: 

The Department of Surgery, Alberta Health Services and Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary is seeking an academic Otolaryngologist – Head & Neck Surgeon for a Contingent Term academic position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. The successful applicant will hold a primary appointment in the Department of Surgery.

Introduction to Institute: 

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 ucalgary.ca.

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

Education & Experience Required: Qualifications include an MD an active surgical Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in the specialty of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (or equivalent), with completion of at least a one-year post-residency fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology. Additional research education at the MSc or PhD level is required.  Eligibility for licensure in the province of Alberta is required.  Applicants will have an established track record of excellence in research, leadership and clinical domains. Applicants must demonstrate success in obtaining peer-reviewed research support, ideally at the Tri-council level.

The successful applicant will dedicate 50% of their time to research related activities. Educating, mentorship and training medical students, surgical residents and postgraduate students is an important part of this position, as is academic engagement and leadership. Candidates will be expected to show evidence of collaboration and leadership in research and education, including involvement in, and preferably, leadership of multi-disciplinary research teams.

Key Responsibilities: The successful applicant will lead an established and high-performing clinical / translational head and neck research program; the Ohlson Research initiative (ORI). The successful applicant will serve as the Executive Director of the Ohlson Research Initiative. The ORI is an endowed research program within the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute and includes molecular oncology and health services research scientists as well as support staff. Associated tumour banks and prospective clinical databases are maintained and available.

Key Skills Required: Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should demonstrate a record of peer-reviewed publications, including publications as first or senior author. They should have a track record of peer-reviewed funding at the local and, preferably, national level. Future success in receiving external funding at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/International organization should be a realistic goal. In terms of education and teaching, applicants at the Assistant Professor level must show evidence of successful teaching activity and supervision and/or mentorship of trainees, undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate engagement with professional and other communities.

Applicants at the Associate Professor level must present evidence of an established, externally funded (at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/International organization) research program, a strong publication record as evidenced by continuous publication in high ranking journals, including as senior or first author. Applicants must show evidence of successful teaching and/or graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities.

The successful candidate will also provide subspecialty head and neck surgical oncology clinical services in collaboration with the three existing head and neck surgeons and members of the Section of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Opportunities in all areas of head and neck surgery including transoral laser microsurgery and microvascular reconstructive surgery are available. Clinical activities will be performed at the Foothills Medical Centre, Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre (ambulatory clinics) and the regional Cancer Centre.

How to Apply: The Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary 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.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via University of Calgary webpage using the ‘Click to apply’ 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
  • Research Interest Statement and Teaching Philosophy (not to exceed 2 pages each)
  • The names and contact information for three (3) referees

Applicants should include how their current research and teaching goals/activities aligns with the University of Calgary’s Eyes High Strategy (https://www.ucalgary.ca/eyeshigh/strategy) in their research interest statement and teaching philosophy.

Questions about this position may be directed to:

Dr. J. Douglas Bosch, Section Chief Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
E-mail: jd.bosch@ahs.ca

Deadline of Applications: April 15, 2021

Additional information  on Academic Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

Diversity and Accessibility Statement: The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Full Details on UoC Website  Click to Apply

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