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Clinician Researcher  (Assistant/Associate Professor) 1.0 FTE

Department of Family Medicine

Dalhousie University


Department of Family Medicine

Dalhousie University

The Department of Family Medicine (Halifax Site), Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), invite applications for a 1.0 full-time academic clinician researcher. Candidates will be appointed as Dalhousie Faculty and active staff with the Department of Family Practice in the Central Zone, NSHA. The position is targeted to those interested in a clinical research career.  The Department is looking for a 0.5 FTE research commitment to develop or continue one’s own program of primary care research in keeping with the themes in the Department and to participate collaboratively as a research team member with others in the Department. It is expected that the successful candidate will conduct grant funded research and obtain, local, national, and international research funding. This will include an active knowledge translation effort through publications, presentations and meetings with relevant stakeholders.

The successful applicant’s research activities will focus on the development of primary care/family medicine research projects that are relevant to the practice of Family Medicine in Nova Scotia and Canada and may include clinical and/or health services research.  We will consider quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research skills.

The remaining 0.5 FTE will be in clinical care, teaching and administration. This will involve provision of ambulatory, team-based, and comprehensive academic family medicine care including clinical supervision of medical learners.

Academic responsibilities will include: the training and evaluation of family medicine residents and the teaching of medical students; contributing to the academic development and administration of the university and health authority programs of family medicine; and the support of medical students, residents, graduate students and faculty in the development of research skills in primary care. This position offers exciting opportunities for career development within academic family medicine in a dynamic department with over 400 community-based family physicians in 64 communities in the three Maritime provinces. 

The successful candidate must have CCFP certification, be a current and ongoing member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and be eligible to obtain a full license to practice in Nova Scotia.  A thesis based MSc/MA or PhD in a related health research discipline is also required. Preference will be given to those with previous health related research, those with experience in collaborative team based research and those who have experience in supervising research students.

Academic rank and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with a continuing appointment commencing early to mid-2018. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

The review of applications for this position will commence as soon as the competition closes. 

Interested applicants are asked, by March 31, 2018, to 1) submit a current CV and a statement outlining their academic, clinical and scholarly interests; and the names and contact information of three referees, at least two of whom must be academic; 2) complete a self-identification questionnaire, available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid.

Denise Lavoie, Executive Assistant c/o Dr. Fred Burge, Selection Committee Chair

Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University       

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