Academic Neurosurgeon: Halifax

The Division of Neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery at Dalhousie University and NovaScotia Health Authority (NSHA) ( is seeking an academic neurosurgeon.

The Division’s neurosurgeons provide tertiary care services to the province of Nova Scotia (population 950,000) and quaternary neurosurgical care services to Atlantic Canada (2.4 million). The successful candidate will have a significant portion of time devoted to research. Clinical work will be focused on the area of subspecialty interest and will include a smaller component of general neurosurgery; we are not seeking interest from those whose primary clinical interest is pediatric, spine or cerebrovascular neurosurgery. Interest in skull base neurosurgery is considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have additional research training. The ability to lead a research program and to foster collaborative research are highly valued. The Nova Scotia Health Authority encourages clinical research and the Faculty of Medicine has considerable strength in basic neuroscience research. The successful candidate will receive an academic rank in the Faculty of Medicine commensurate with qualifications and experience. Within the historic city of Halifax, Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine enjoys a vibrant and collegial atmosphere, where collaboration among disciplines is highly evident. The Province’s adult Neurosurgery is centralized in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, which is part of the largest health care employer in the Province.

Interested applicants should submit their CVs, a cover letter highlighting their clinical, research and teaching strengths and contact information for three referees to: Dr. David Clarke, Professor & Head, Division of Neurosurgery c/o Lorraine Smith at QEII Health Sciences Centre 1796 Summer Street, Room 3848 Halifax NS Canada B3H 3A7 All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer.