Clinical Faculty Position, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Dalhousie University/IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia are inviting applications to fill a full-time (1.0 FTE) clinical faculty position in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics.

The IWK Health Centre is an academic tertiary care pediatric and maternal care hospital and serves as the pediatric referral centre for the Maritime Provinces. The candidate will add to a dynamic and academically productive group of 5 collegial pediatric hematologists /oncologists.  The primary appointment will be clinical with duties in pediatric hematology and oncology.  In addition to in-patient and out-patient clinical care, a 20-25% teaching and/or a research focus is an expectation of the position.

Qualifications include an MD degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university and eligibility for certification in pediatric hematology/oncology or equivalent experience.   Eligibility for medical licensure in the Province of Nova Scotia is essential.  Expertise or interest in neuro-oncology would be considered an asset.

The Division, based in the Department of Pediatrics, is very active in clinical care, basic science and clinical research and has strong representation at a national and international level, and in university and community teaching.  The IWK is a Children’s Oncology Group accredited centre and works in conjunction with an excellent interdisciplinary team, sharing care with community pediatric teams, to serve approximately 55 new oncology and 80-100 new hematology patients diagnosed each year from the Maritimes, many with challenging diagnostic problems.

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Qualified applicants will be appointed at an academic professorial level commensurate with their experience and qualifications within the Dalhousie University Department of Pediatrics.  Cross-appointment to relevant Departments is possible for interested candidates.

The application deadline is January 31, 2018.

Interested applicants should submit a CV, a statement of academic interests and three confidential letters of reference (two of which must be academic) forwarded under separate cover from the referee.  A complete application also includes a completed  Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at  Applications should be forwarded to:

Conrad Fernandez, MD, FRCPC

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Bioethics

Head, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

5850 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3K 6R8

Phone:            902-470-7290/Fax: 902-470-7216



Administrative Assistant:

Denise Ryder

Phone:           902-470-7290/Fax 902-470-7216


 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.   All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.