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Academic Family Physician

& Assistant/Associate Professor, 0.6 FTE

Department of Family Medicine

Dalhousie University

The Department of Family Medicine (Halifax site), Dalhousie University and NSHA, invites applications for a part-time academic family physician. Candidates will be appointed as Dalhousie faculty and active staff with the Department of Family Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and Central Zone Department of Family Practice, NSHA. This position involves provision of ambulatory, team-based, and comprehensive academic family medicine care including clinical supervision of medical learners. The candidate would build a practice from an existing academic clinic practice and participate in the clinic on call schedule.  As well, the successful candidate may be required to provide long-term care with one of our nursing-home care teams.

Academic responsibilities will include training and evaluation of family medicine residents and medical students while contributing to the academic development and administration of the university and hospital programs of family medicine. This position offers exciting opportunities for professional development within academic family medicine in a dynamic department with over 400 community-based family physicians in 64 communities in the three Maritime provinces.  Over time, as opportunities arise, the candidates’ academic portfolio (teaching, research, administrative responsibilities) could be expanded. 

The successful candidate must have CCFP certification and be a current and ongoing member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The successful candidate must also be eligible to obtain a full license to practice in Nova Scotia and would have skills and expertise to provide comprehensive family medicine care in settings including community based office and nursing homes. Favourable consideration will be given to those applicants who have Masters level degrees (MSc, MEd, MAEd, MPH, other relevant Masters degrees), Certificates of Added Competencies in areas such as care of the elderly, leadership experience and interest in long-term care.

Academic rank and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with a continuing appointment commencing as early as Fall 2017. 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 qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified 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 September 15, 2017, to 1) submit a current CV and a statement outlining their academic, clinical, and scholarly interests; and 2) arrange to have three confidential letters-of-reference (at least two of these must come from academic referees) forwarded under separate cover to:

Dr. Anna Neumann, Selection Committee Chair

c/o Denise Lavoie, Executive Assistant

Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University, 8th Floor, 5909 Veterans’ Memorial Lane, Halifax NS, B3H 2E2


Posted July 19, 2017