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Date of Posting: October 26, 2015


Position:          Assistant Professor Positions in Child and Youth Mental Health
Organisation:  Department of Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine
Location:         Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The Department of Psychiatry (, Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI; and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI; invite applications for two (2) tenure track academic positions, at the Assistant Professor level, to develop vigorous, independent, research programs in areas related to child and youth mental health to join the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education.
We are seeking individuals with expertise in: 1) Child and adolescent psychopathology - Clinical and treatment research in child and adolescent psychiatry and 2) Clinical and developmental neuroscience - Research into the etiology and pathogenesis of childhood psychiatric disorders including (but not limited to) genetics, epigenetics and neuroimaging approaches.  
Qualifications of the applicants include an MD, PhD or MD/PhD.  Candidates for position 1 must have a demonstrated focus in the areas of anxiety, depression, ADHD or other major childhood psychiatric disorders.  The positions provide at least 50% protected time for research, and will include expectations to contribute to teaching and for MD’s a clinical service provision.  Eligibility for medical licensure in the province of Alberta is required for MD’s.  This is an excellent opportunity to develop an independent externally-funded research program within a collaborative environment.  Generous startup packages are available through the Mathison Centre and ACHRI.
Led by Dr. Paul Arnold, the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education ( is focused on understanding the causes of mental illness and determining the most appropriate ways for prevention, early identification and early intervention, in order to: “reduce the burden of mental illness in youth so that youth and their families remain productive contributors to society”.  The Centre, created in 2012, is home to 25 mental health researchers and provides an enriched environment for mental health research and the training of students and fellows at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine.  
Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute established the Owerko Centre in 2015, dedicated to studying neurodevelopment and child mental health disorders.  The Centre’s resources support research and training programs focused on uncovering the bio-psychosocial origins of childhood neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders and developing effective interventions for children and their families.  Appropriately qualified investigators will be encouraged to collaborate in this initiative.
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.
To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians 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.
More details of this unique opportunity can found in the attached document at: 
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, academic CV, a statement of research interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and the names of three (3) referees, by November 30, 2015, to:
Dr. Paul Arnold, 
Director, Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education
Department of Psychiatry 
University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine
3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4Z6
The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. 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)
To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.


Ad Number:  99-738




Date of Posting:  August 15, 2015



Organization:    Prairie Mountain Health

Location:           Brandon, Manitoba


Prairie Mountain Health is seeking a full-time child and adolescent psychiatrist to provide clinical services to residents within the region. Patients/clients may travel to Brandon to be seen in person or through a telehealth connection. The psychiatrist is expected to participate in a general psychiatry on-call rotation with the eight other psychiatrists in the Brandon Regional Health Centre.


Required qualifications:


·         FRCP in psychiatry or eligibility for Royal College of Canada certification

·         Current licensure or eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

·         Knowledge of the Mental Health Services delivery system and related community resources


Remuneration is in accordance with the provincial contract. Remuneration is just over $300,000 per year based on 1885 hours of work per year or 260/7.25-hour days of medical services/specialist medical services per annum (inclusive of vacation, statutory holiday and continuing medical education leave days). There are additional private opportunities that do exist.


The Prairie Mountain Health region covers an area of 66,201 square kilometres on the southwestern side of the Province of Manitoba. It includes 115 towns and communities including the city of Brandon, 14 First Nations communities, and four French language communities.


The region employs over 8,500 people and operates 22 acute care/transitional facilities and 42 long-term care facilities. There are 170 primary care physicians and 67 specialists providing medical services in the area.


Recently ranked #6 in MoneySense“Canada’s Best Places to Live 2012”, Brandon is a thriving city with a population of over 48,000, located 200 kms west of Winnipeg on the Trans-Canada Highway.  It is large enough to supply all the retail, medical, educational and cultural needs on a daily basis and small enough to avoid high costs of living and lengthy commutes.  Brandon University has a significant reputation in music, general arts and science programs.  Riding Mountain National Park is one hour north of the city, and the Peace Gardens are situated on the Manitoba/North Dakota border just over an hour to the south.  There are numerous other recreational areas in western Manitoba.  Dubbed “the Host City”, Brandon’s enthusiastic volunteer base land many provincial, national and international events.  The “Wheat City” is an excellent community in which to raise children or retire.


Interested physicians may contact:

Michelle McKay, Director, Medical Services

Prairie Mountain Health

150 McTavish Avenue, East

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, R7A 2B3

Phone: (204) 759-4516 Fax: (204) 578-4969


For more information and a list of other employment opportunities with Prairie Mountain Health please visit our website at





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