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Opportunity ID:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 150477 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Type of Remuneration: AFP - Academic Funding Plan 

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About the Opportunity

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is seeking to recruit clinical faculty with academic and teaching responsibilities in keeping with the expectations of the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry Academic Funding Plan (AFP). Opportunities for leadership, continued professional development (CPD) and research are well supported.


Faculty provide clinical care as part of the IWK Mental Health and Addictions Program. Psychiatric services are integrated within the program which includes community clinics, specialty clinics, intensive services, addiction services, forensic services, emergency psychiatric services and an acute psychiatry inpatient unit. The Faculty of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry work collaboratively and often flex capacity to ensure demands for child and adolescent psychiatric care are met. This allows faculty to enjoy working with a range of psychiatric presentations in children, youth, and their families in different settings (inpatient, emergency department, outpatient, intensive services). It also requires faculty to have a range of expertise, skills and comfort managing moderate to complex psychiatric illness presentations.

The current needs are in the areas of:

  • emergency child and adolescent psychiatry 
  • outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Dalhousie University is one of the largest academic groups in Canada. The division provides teaching and research opportunities through its affiliation with the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.


  • Child and adolescent psychiatry qualifications and/or experience is required.
  • All applicants must be eligible for medical staff privileges with the IWK Health Centre and specialist licensure in psychiatry with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS).


Position is available July 1, 2023.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although 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 qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Applicants should send an electronic copy of their CV and the names and contact information of three references who may be contacted at a later date to: Dr. Alexa Bagnell, professor and head, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Community Details

Halifax, the largest urban area in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia's capital city, sits in the center of Nova Scotia's east coast and is an important seaport that looks out over one of the world's largest natural harbors.

Halifax is a perfect paradox. We are where land meets sea, old meets new, urban meets rural, and traditional meets trendy. We balance a relaxing pace with modern urban amenities and affordability with world class-experiences. We value our strong historical ties but drive to shake up the norm. This perfect balance makes Halifax one of the best places in the world to visit, no matter what a visitor is looking for: see for yourself in this video!

Nature lovers will find sandy beaches, beautiful gardens, and hiking, birding, and beachcombing. Urbanites can enjoy the symphony, live theater, art galleries, and museums, along with a lively nightlife that includes brewpubs and a great culinary scene.

Physicians in Nova Scotia provide fulfilling patient care which embraces family life, professional development and community involvement. That's what makes practicing medicine in Nova Scotia unique. Physicians are increasingly attracted to practices that offer team-based care to their patients and allow them to consult with their peers. The size and scale of Nova Scotia allows for better connections across the health care system. Your practice of medicine and your life is richer here. Nova Scotia is more than medicine. 


Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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Central Zone: Halifax, Eastern Shore, and Windsor-West Hants

From the modern yet historic city of Halifax, to the rugged and wild Eastern Shore, this region of Nova Scotia is a compelling study of contrasts. The largest city east of Montreal, Halifax is the cosmopolitan centre, bursting with restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. But just a short drive (or bike ride) out of the city, the allure of nature envelopes you. Imagine dinner and the theatre at night, surfing and hiking the next morning.