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Job Posting: Associate/Full Professor - Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Date Posted: 03/07/2024
Closing Date: 04/11/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 36427
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Medicine
Hospital Affiliation:
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto is seeking applicants for the position of Departmental Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology.  Applicants must be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment as Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology care specialist at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. The term of appointment is five years, renewable once following a successful review. Effective start date will be July 1, 2024.

An aspirational leader is sought to drive change and advance the academic enterprise of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology and Rehabilitation over the next five years. The ideal candidate will be an internationally respected scholar and visionary leader with sophisticated interpersonal skills. They will meaningfully engage the academic leadership of the University and the affiliated teaching hospitals to build strong cross-department and cross-discipline collaboration, bridge diverse groups, strengthen capacity in research across disciplines, and provide strong mentorship to trainees and faculty at all stages of career. The individual will establish an overarching vision and strategic direction for the Division. The Director reports directly to the Chair of Medicine.

The Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology consists of 3 full-time faculty and many adjunct or cross-appointed faculty from partner Divisions, such as General Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Geriatrics and Clinician Immunology and Allergy, along with clinicians based outside the main U of T teaching hospitals and with our other Departments, such as the Department of Paediatrics.  With a highly sought after residency training programs in Canada, the Division welcomes 2 residents in our residency training program, as well as fellows in different subspecialties who have come from across Canada and abroad to train here.  Sited at Unity Health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Hospital for Sick Children and University Health Network, the Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology at The University of Toronto is one of the largest, multi-center groups of clinical Specialty and Subspecialty scientists in Canada. We are dedicated to expanding the knowledge base of causes, treatments, and cures for disease; to provide unparalleled care to patients; and to train the next generation of practitioners. The depth of expertise and accomplishments of our faculty, and the breadth and rigor of our training and research activities serve to highlight the vigor of our division.

The Department of Medicine is one of the largest in North America, with 946 full-time faculty members, 1,000 postgraduate trainees, and 20 sub-specialty divisions located across 6 fully-affiliated hospitals, 4 community-affiliated hospitals and more than a dozen additional clinical practice sites. The Department of Medicine is a research powerhouse with $162+ million annual research funding. For more information about the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, please visit our website at The Department of Medicine’s academic position descriptions can be viewed on this webpage:

Applicants must hold an MD degree, be eligible for certification in Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure in Ontario. The preferred hospital site for the Director’s clinical activities will be negotiated with the successful candidate and be one of the following University’s fully-affiliated sites: Sinai Health System, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network, or Unity Health Toronto - St. Michael’s Hospital. Estimated total remuneration from all sources will be in the range $300-400,000 and commensurate with qualifications, experience and clinical work.

Applications will be accepted until April 11, 2024, at 11:59PM EST.  Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a letter of interest and up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three referees to Dr. Gillian Hawker, Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of Medicine c/o Monica Flak, Strategic Planning and Implementation Officer at and cc             

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

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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