Head/Chief - Dalhousie University & Central Zone, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Posting Date:Mon, 23 Jan 2017
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: 5849 University Avenue, Room C-205, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H4R2
City: Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Health Authority are jointly recruiting a new academic and administrative leader for the University and Central Zone Department of Pathology. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced and accomplished individual with demonstrated leadership, vision, clinical and academic credibility to lead the clinical and academic mandate of this dynamic department. The Department of Pathology is an integral part of the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and a leader of secondary, tertiary and quaternary clinical service in the Atlantic Provinces. Its mission is to deliver high quality health care and medical education, and to conduct research. The University Department supervises a graduate program in Pathology (MSc and PhD), and provides a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate educational programs. The Zone Pathology Department and its four divisions of Anatomical Pathology, Clinical Chemistry, Hematopathology, and Medical Microbiology provide diagnostic services to the Central Zone, NSHA and its affiliated hospitals, as well as the tertiary diagnostic studies for the Atlantic Provinces. Fully accredited Royal College programs in these disciplines provide exemplary postgraduate medical education. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced and accomplished pathologist with an excellent record and strategic vision to direct and manage clinical and academic affairs in the Faculty of Medicine and a large integrated health system. The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest employer in the province. More than 23,000 employees, 2,500 physicians and 7,000 volunteers combine to provide care at more than 45 facilities throughout the province. The Central Zone provides core health services to 400,000 Halifax region residents (40% of the population of Nova Scotia) and tertiary and quaternary acute care services to residents of Atlantic Canada. The QEII Health Sciences Centre is the principal teaching hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University, and a centre for health care research. The University Department Head position is a five-year, limited term academic appointment responsible for the administration and development of teaching and research programs in the Department and its affiliated teaching hospitals. The successful candidate will have an MD Degree, hold or be eligible for medical licensure in Nova Scotia and hold or be eligible to sit for certification in a medical specialty by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. To be considered for this role you are a consummate professional and you embody the principles of accountability, transparency and fairness. You are a visionary, team player and outstanding communicator and you will use your skills and experience to create a positive and effective environment to enable an excellent care and learning experience. You have demonstrated experience in an academic or clinical leadership role. In addition, you have the ability to balance and achieve alignment between the academic mandate of the department and the NSHA’s strategic directions. 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. To apply for this exceptional opportunity, applications must include a curriculum vitae and a summary statement of clinical, teaching and research interests. Applicants must also arrange to have three (3) letters of reference (two of which must be academic) sent under separate cover. A completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid will need to be included. Applications, letters of reference and the completed Self-Identification Questionnaire are due no later than Friday, March 3, 2017 and should be sent to the attention of: Dr. David Kirkpatrick Chair, Pathology Head/Chief Search Committee Dean’s Office, Faculty of Medicine Dalhousie University 5849 University Avenue, Room C-205 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2 c/o megan.dixon@dal.ca

Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:
Contact Name: Megan Dixon
Contact Address: 5849 University Avenue, Room C-205, CRC Building, Halifax, NS B3H4R2
Contact Email: megan.dixon@dal.ca
Contact Phone: 902-494-4350
Contact Fax: 902-494-7119