Posting: Vice-Chair, Culture and Inclusion, Department of Medicine

Sep 9, 2019

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto is seeking applicants for the position of Vice-Chair, Culture and Inclusion. Applicants must be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment at the University of Toronto, preferably at the rank of associate or full professor. The term appointment of the Vice-Chair, Culture and Inclusion is five years with the possibility of one renewal following a successful review.

The Vice-Chair, Culture and Inclusion is a leadership position, highly valued and pivotal to the overall success of the department. The Vice Chair, Culture and Inclusion reports directly to the Chair of Medicine and is a member of the Department’s Senior Executive and Executive Committees. The Vice Chair, Culture and Inclusion has a mandate to advance the department’s strategic priorities with respect to mentorship across the academic lifespan; equity, diversity and inclusion; and faculty wellness.

The ideal candidate is a respected faculty member and innovative leader with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills. A solid track record of collaborative leadership, mentorship, and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as relevant scholarship would be a strong asset. The Vice-Chair, Culture and Inclusion will receive administrative support and an annual stipend from the Department of Medicine.

Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a short curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Dr. Gillian Hawker, Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor & Chair of Medicine, c/o Rose Langford at

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The Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto is one of the oldest and largest in North America with over 700 full-time faculty members distributed across six fully-affiliated teaching hospitals and the University campus. The Department is comprised of 20 divisions, and approximately 800 postgraduate trainees and fellows. It is the largest research entity in Canada supported by more than $170 million in research funds.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.