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Pediatric Neurologist

IWK Health Centre
Halifax (City), Nova Scotia (CA)
Closing date
Aug 11, 2024

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Doctors, Pediatrics, Neurology
Organization Type
University and College

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Pediatric Neurologist

Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


The Division of Neurology, in the Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, invite applications for a full-time Pediatric Neurologist at the assistant, associate or full professor level.  The individual will join a team of 4 neurologists. The physician will primarily provide clinical service across the full spectrum of pediatric neurology.  Subspecialty interest or fellowship training would be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in research and/or teaching activities in an academic environment; a developed interest in either would be considered an asset, but a previous academic appointment is not a requirement.  Divisional members provide neurological care for the children/youth of the Maritime provinces (population approximately 1.9 million). The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the on-call coverage for general pediatric neurology.

Academic qualifications include an MD (or equivalent) and board certification in Pediatric Neurology (Canadian FRCPC or eligibility).  Eligibility for medical licensure in the province of Nova Scotia is essential.

Dalhousie University and the neighboring IWK Health Centre are located in the heart of Halifax , a growing, cosmopolitan port city and the capital of Nova Scotia. We are fortunate to be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, trails, lakes and farmland. All of this and the low cost of living, makes Nova Scotia one of the most enjoyable places to live in Canada.

Interested applicants should submit a current CV and a statement outlining their academic, teaching and research interests.  Candidates should also provide the names and contact information for three referees (two of which must be academic).  The name and contact information of a Program Director is also required if a graduate in the past 5 years, or if first academic appointment).

Applications will be accepted until August 30, 2024   

To apply for this position, please go to:

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.  The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.   For more information, please visit



The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking a long-term locum tenens neonatologist for all or part of a 6-month block (with likely extension to 12-months) commencing July 1, 2022 for a 0.5 FTE vacancy.  The locum could be structured as part-time for the entire period or full-time for shorter periods.

The IWK Health Centre is an academic tertiary care pediatric and maternal care hospital.   It is the main perinatal centre for Nova Scotia and serves as the pediatric referral centre (including the only pediatric surgical services) for the Maritime Provinces.  The locum neonatologist will primarily provide clinical care as part of an interdisciplinary team in the 40-bed combined Level II/III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the IWK Health Centre.  There may also be opportunities to provide care through the Perinatal Follow-Up Program of Nova Scotia, which is closely affiliated with the Division and provides comprehensive detailed, longer term follow-up to selected infants.  Teaching would be a minor component of the role, focused primarily on trainees rotating through the service.  There are no expectations for research or administrative responsibilities.

The successful physician will join a team of seven academic neonatologists.  The NICU features a recently redeveloped state-of-the-art, single-family room care environment.  The service is supported by Obstetrical and Maternal-Fetal Medicine services, a full spectrum of on-site pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties, excellent diagnostic imaging and laboratory resources, and the Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia, one of the best regional perinatal programs in North America.  The academic mission of the Division is bolstered by a strong research environment that includes the Nova Scotia Atlee Perinatal Database and the Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit. 

Academic qualifications include a MD degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university with completed recognized specialty training and certification in Pediatrics and in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (or equivalent).  Eligibility for medical licensure in Nova Scotia is required. 

The application deadline is June 3, 2022

Interested applicants should submit a covering letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees (minimum two academic) to:

Dr. C. David Simpson

Head, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

IWK Health Centre, P.O. Box 9700

5850/5980 University Avenue

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3K 6R8

Phone:         (902) 470-3710

Fax:              (902) 470-6469


Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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