Oct 17, 2023 - Jan 4, 2024  |  12:00am - 11:59pm
Job Posting

Job Posting: Chair and Professor/Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine

Date Posted: 10/17/2023
Closing Date: 01/04/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 33343
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Medicine
Hospital Affiliation:
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



Applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Medicine in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate must currently hold an academic appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor and be eligible to hold a clinical appointment at a hospital fully-affiliated with the University. The Chair will also hold the Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of Medicine. The appointment as Chair will be for a 5-year term effective July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter, renewable for a second term following a favourable review. 

The Department of Medicine is one of the oldest and largest departments of medicine in North America, with over 1870 faculty (over 940 full-time clinical faculty) distributed across 20 sub-specialty divisions, 6 fully-affiliated hospitals, 4 community-affiliated hospitals and more than a dozen additional clinical practice sites serving a diverse population of over 6 million people. The Department contributes to education at all learner levels, from undergraduate to continuing education. It trains upwards of 540 undergraduate medical students and 550 postgraduates across 20 sub-specialty divisions each year. One third of Canada’s and one half of Ontario’s internal medicine specialists are trained at the University of Toronto. The breadth and variety of learning experiences—from the highly specialized tertiary care in intensive care units to healthcare facilities and clinics with deep roots in their surrounding communities—offer graduates the versatility to address health and welfare challenges.

From 2017 to 2022 Department faculty held $1.23 billion in funded research, funds held both on-campus and at affiliated hospitals. The Department holds 90 inventor patents. Research covers the full spectrum of disciplines and methodologies: fundamental science; translational research; clinical trials; clinical epidemiology; health services research; global health; AI and machine learning; quality improvement and patient safety, innovation; and education. With nearly 400 clinician scientists and clinician investigators, the breadth of research creates opportunities for novel collaborations and the creation of new medical knowledge. 

In addition to being a scholar, experienced clinician, educator and innovator, the successful candidate must be an effective communicator with a track record of collaborative and inclusive leadership. The candidate must demonstrate a deep understanding and track record of interprofessionalism and multidisciplinary collaboration. To lead the Department distributed across affiliated hospitals, the Chair will bring a record of excellence in research, education and/or creative professional activity. They will possess outstanding leadership, management and communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, empathy-informed problem solving and transparency are necessary to cultivate collaborative relationships in the public and private sectors. Effective strategies are required to build and sustain national and international partnerships. 

The Chair will bring an inclusive vision and have demonstrated experience in multi-disciplinary and multi-perspective environments. The Chair will have knowledge and an understanding of the diversity of trainees, faculty and the communities in the Greater Toronto Area, and will be deeply committed to implementing the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity and accessibility (EDIIA) and professional values—in teaching, mentorship, research collaborations, faculty development, alumni engagement and in developing a future vision for the Department. The Chair will oversee the promotion and implementation of strategic priorities; recruitment, development and retention of faculty; collaborations with internal and external partners; and education and research programs in the city-wide Department. Experience with hospital funding models, alumni relationship-building and successful fundraising will be assets. The successful candidate must have the vision and ability to take the Department of Medicine to an even higher level of academic achievement and recognition.

Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto is at the centre of North America’s largest biomedical research, education and clinical care networks; spanning the basic, clinical and rehabilitation sciences the Toronto Academic Health Science Network is one of the top five clusters of academic medicine. The University of Toronto is ranked among the top five research universities in the world and first among public universities in North America (National Taiwan University); the third-most prolific institution, and second among universities, for health sciences research (Nature Index Annual Tables); and seventh in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health (Times Higher Education).

The successful candidate must have a medical degree and the equivalent of a Canadian Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons fellowship in their field of specialization. The preferred hospital site for the Chair’s clinical activities will be negotiated with the successful candidate and be at one of the Department’s fully-affiliated sites—BaycrestCentre for Addiction & Mental HealthHolland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation HospitalSinai Health: Mount Sinai HospitalSunnybrook Health Sciences CentreThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenUnity Health Toronto: St. Michael's HospitalUniversity Health Network and Women’s College Hospital.

Compensation and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Interested individuals must submit a (1) letter of interest outlining their relevant experience and vision for the future of the Department of Medicine, (2) statement on contributions to EDIIA [300-word maximum] and (3) CV to academic.affairs@utoronto.ca. Examples of contributions to EDIIA include faculty and/or leadership development initiatives; development of inclusive pedagogies; research, scholarship and/or teaching with a focus on underrepresented and historically marginalized communities; public engagement activities that reach out to marginalized communities; mentoring of students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference—on letterhead, signed and dated—to be sent directly by the referee to academic.affairs@utoronto.ca by the closing date. 

The closing date for applications is Thursday, January 4, 2024

For detailed information on the Department of Medicine, visit https://deptmedicine.utoronto.ca. The Department of Medicine is located at 6 Queen’s Park Crescent West, 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3H2, CANADA. 

If you have questions about this position, contact Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at anastasia.meletopoulos@utoronto.ca

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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.