Academic Spinal Neurosurgeon

University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
Feb 04, 2021
Feb 04, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

Academic Spinal Neurosurgeon Position - Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Cumming School of Medicine and Alberta Health Services (Calgary Zone)

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences ( at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will join the Division of Neurosurgery and the combined Orthopedics and Neurosurgery Spine Program. They will be expected to provide exceptional sub-specialty clinical care in spinal surgery.  The position will be based at Foothills Medical Centre and the successful applicant will provide clinical services, including participation in the spine surgery and neurosurgery call rosters. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching of medical students, residents and spinal surgery fellows. The amount of time protected for academic activity and the startup package will depend on the candidate’s track record and academic plan. The successful candidate is expected to start their position between April 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022.

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

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress with its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities grounded in innovative learning and teaching, and to be 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

The Calgary Spine Program benefits from affiliation with both the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the McCaig Bone and Joint Institute at the University of Calgary. Either Institute will engage the appropriate clinician scientist or clinician teacher applicant.

Ranked the fifth most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders in business, community, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural opportunities and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Steve Casha ( for further information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of clinical and research/education interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and the names of three (3) referees, by March 15, 2021, to:

Dr. Rajiv Midha, Head
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Room 1195, Foothills Medical Centre
1403 – 29th Street N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9

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)

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