Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist- AMHSP (23-AMHSP-PSY-CHILD-RURAL-34)

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
MED0002VB Requisition #


The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Alberta (, in partnership with Alberta Health Services(AHS) (, Edmonton Zone, Addiction and Mental Health, is inviting applications for two (2) academic/tenured track Academic Medicine and Health Service Program (AMHSP) positions for a child and adolescent psychiatrist.  Candidates will also be strongly interested in medical education and/or research.


Unlike traditional academic positions, AMHSP positions are unique opportunities that allow for the development of a viable academic career in conjunction with a clinical career. Competitively funded protected time for education and/or research is embedded in all AMHSP positions.


Alberta Health Services and the University of Alberta jointly oversee the AMHSP. The candidate(s) selected for this position will be referred to the AMHSP Arrangement Management Committee to finalize their yearly individual service agreement, which the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services jointly approved.  


The clinical component of these positions will include community child and adolescent psychiatry clinics and development of services with, and for, primary care providers.  These services will emphasize primary care of child psychiatry patients and unique rural populations, including indigenous communities.  Consultative, urgent care, and emergency care services outside of large centres are also a priority.  We are seeking motivated clinicians who are interested in direct care and who are also highly motivated in development of systems and team-based delivery of care to reach communities and families outside of large centres.


The successful candidate will actively participate in medical education and/or research. In addition to post-graduate residency training, the Department has commitments to education as a part of the MD Program with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, providing pre-clinical and clinical teaching for core and elective experiences for undergraduate MD students. 


Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the income scale of the six-step Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP). Further details about this innovative funding plan are available on request.


Candidates must be certified or eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons as a Psychiatrist with subspecialty training and/or designation in child and adolescent psychiatry. Preference will be given to psychiatrists with previous interest in and/or additional medical education and/or research training. The positions will allow up to 0.5 FTE for medical education or research; the remaining FTE will be clinical services with AHS.


Please visit the College of Physicians and Surgeons Alberta (CPSA) at for more information about licensing in Alberta. Please ensure you have had your credentials assessed and have an Eligibility Letter from CPSA prior to applying.

Interested applicants are invited to apply online at by sending a cover letter, their curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three referees, one of which must be the current supervisor or the most recent supervisor.  The cover letter should outline the applicant physician’s vision for an AMHSP position in the key pillars of clinical service, education, administration / leadership, and, if desired, research.

The posting will remain open until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

To assist AHS in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

Alberta Health Services and The University of Alberta are committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

 We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  

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