Academic Position, Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgeon, Department of Clinical Neurosciences University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine Canada

Academic Position, Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgeon, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine


Job ID: 17844

Updated: March 18, 2019

Location: Foothills Campus


Position Description

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (, in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a Contingent Term full-time academic position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.


Qualifications include an MD and an advanced graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in research related to the academic profile of the position, Royal College specialist certification in Neurosurgery, clinical fellowship training in functional or pain neurosurgery, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. Eligible applicants must have a track record in research. The ability to establish an independent research program as demonstrated by a portfolio of scholarly work, including peer reviewed papers, is a requirement of the position for candidates at the Assistant Professor level. In addition, candidates at the Associate Professor level will have demonstrated the ability to attract external peer reviewed funding to support their research program.


The successful candidate will join the Section of Neurosurgery and will be expected to provide exceptional sub-specialty clinical care in functional and pain disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system, and to participate in the general neurosurgery call roster. Clinical interests and expertise could include at least one of the following: surgical treatments of movement disorders, pain, spasticity; deep brain stimulation; radiosurgery; and neuromodulation.


Salary support will be through an alternate relationship arrangement, termed the Academic Medical Health Services Plan (AMHSP) supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Cumming School of Medicine.


The Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the HBI work collectively in advancing world-class neurological research and innovation, together with exemplary patient care.  The successful and suitably qualified candidate will have substantial time protected for research and will receive a generous start-up package.


Inspired by the vision “Healthy Brains for Better Lives”, the strategic goals of the HBI are to make key internationally recognized scientific discoveries and to advance clinical research in neuroscience and mental health.  To achieve this goal, the HBI has created a Neurotechnology Framework, which aligns research within the three themes of Brain & Behaviour, Neural Injury & Repair, and Healthy Brain Aging.  Each theme is composed of Brain and Mental Health Teams organized in a translational continuum, which includes basic, clinical, population and public health researchers. The teams build on a springboard environment of technologies (including a recent investment in MR guided-focused ultrasound), core facilities and support programs that allow them to pursue their research goals.  This highly enriched environment is ideally suited to foster research excellence.  


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

Questions about this position may be directed to:

Dr. Rajiv Midha, Head
Department of Clinical Neurosciences



Application deadline:  April 30, 2019


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)


Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website (  For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (


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. 

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