Academic Anatomic Pathologist - Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Cumming School of Medicine

Posting Date:Mon, 17 Oct 2022
Date to Apply By: 15 Nov 2022
Estimated Start Date: 15 Nov 2022
Address: University of Calgary
City: Calgary

Academic Anatomic Pathologist
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) at the University of Calgary (UofC), in partnership with the Department of Oncology, Charbonneau Cancer Institute, and Alberta Precision Laboratories invites applications for an academic pathologist with a research focus relevant to precision oncology, mechanisms of disease, novel diagnostics, or cancer biomarkers and biobanking.  This is a contingent term position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level.

In this joint UofC / APL academic position, the successful candidate will hold an academic staff appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with 50% protected time for academic activities and 50% allocated time for clinical services.

Academically, the successful candidate will be invited to join a vibrant and collaborative research community within the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute ( and/or other University of Calgary research institutes, as applicable, where she/he will be assisted in establishing an independent or highly collaborative research program aligned broadly with the goals of precision oncology. This Charbonneau is home to researchers from multiple disciplines across the spectrum of cancer research from clinical to basic science and will provide the successful candidate with exciting possibilities for conducting innovative work with clinical impact. This position would complement our growing focus on precision oncology trials, molecularly targeted experimental therapeutics, immunotherapy, and engineered cellular therapies for cancer.

Clinically, the position with have responsibilities within APL, a publicly funded wholly owned subsidiary corporation of Alberta Health Services (AHS). APL performs over 30+ million tests annually providing laboratory tests for five acute care facilities in Calgary, one community laboratory and 9 rural health laboratories in Southern Alberta. APL pathologists maintain the highest possible standards of practice including prompt delivery of services to match established performance indicators and turn-around times, must actively participate in such activities as quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement programs, and are expected to participate in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate medical teaching.

Qualifications include a MD or equivalent degree, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta, and certification in Anatomic Pathology or General Pathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology, or equivalent qualification for applicants outside of North America. Fellowship training and/or Certification in Molecular Pathology, Neuropathology, Pediatric Pathology, Pulmonary Pathology, Transplant Pathology or Hematopathology would be desirable clinical assets. Candidates with advanced graduate degrees and/or basic/translational research experience and a demonstrated commitment to research in areas related to pathogenesis, disease mechanisms, novel diagnostics, cancer biomarkers, or biological correlative studies are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should demonstrate a record of peer-reviewed publications, including publications as first or senior author. They should have a track record of peer-reviewed funding at the local and, preferably, national level. Future success in receiving external funding at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/International organization should be a realistic goal. In terms of education and teaching, applicants at the Assistant Professor level must show evidence of successful teaching activity and supervision and/or mentorship of trainees, undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate engagement with professional and other communities.

Applicants at the Associate Professor level must present evidence of an established, externally funded (at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/International organization) research program, a strong publication record as evidenced by continuous publication in high ranking journals, including as senior or first author. Applicants must show evidence of successful teaching and/or graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities.

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 Canada’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become 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. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

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.

The Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the University of Calgary Careers webpage using the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents such as publications):

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of administrative philosophy and academic goals
  • Names and contact information of three (3) references

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Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Dylan Pillai by email (
Application deadline: November 15, 2022

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

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 (

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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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