Pediatric Ophthalmologist, University Faculty

Dalhousie University
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, are seeking a full-time Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Strabismus Surgeon.  The successful candidate will join an active clinical and academic Eye Care Team at the IWK Health Centre, hold a continuing appointment with annual academic career development at a rank commensurate with qualifications in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at Dalhousie University and hold consultant privileges at the Nova Scotia Health Authority. 

The IWK is the sole perinatal and tertiary care pediatric hospital for the Maritime Provinces.  It hosts the only pediatric ophthalmology care program in Atlantic Canada and the largest orthoptic service in the country.  The successful candidate will be appointed at both the IWK, and the QEII Health Sciences Centre to participate in appropriate care for adult strabismus, as well as the post-graduate teaching programs in Ophthalmology and Paediatric Ophthalmology at Dalhousie University.

This position offers an opportunity to pursue an academic career.  The Paediatric Ophthalmology and Oculomotility Program at the IWK enjoy a collaborative working environment with well-established, relationships between many partners within and outside the University.  The IWK surgeons also participate in a progressive Academic Funding Plan to facilitate remuneration of academic surgeons for clinical, academic, educational and administrative activities.

Halifax, the largest city in Atlantic Canada, offers an attractive maritime environment and an enviable lifestyle.  Many desirable living areas are within walking distance or a few minutes cycling or drive from Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre. 

Required academic qualifications include an MD degree from an accredited university, an Ophthalmology residency specialty training, and a RCPSC certification or equivalent, with both a recognized Fellowship and additional experience in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus surgery.  Eligibility for medical licensure in the Province of Nova Scotia is also essential.

How to Apply

Submissions received before April 30, 2018 will be given full consideration.  Interested applicants should submit a current CV as well as a statement outlining their academic interests, and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at  Three letters of reference are required, and at least two of these references must come from current academic referees.

Send applications to:  Jennifer Milligan, Room 2035, 2 West Victoria, 1276 South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3H 2Y9 or email:


G Robert La Roche

IWK Health Center, 5850 University Ave
Halifax NS B3K 6R8


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

Posting #

2018-03-01 (AdID:142)