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Chair - Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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Applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department Medicine at the University of Toronto for a 5-year term effective July 1, 2014.

The Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto is one of the longest standing and largest in North America, and arguably one of the most prestigious academic clinical departments (of any discipline) in Canada. Faculty from among its over 1,200 members (of which over 600 are full time) are distributed throughout the Toronto region, including six fully-affiliated hospitals (St. Michael’s Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, University Health Network, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Baycrest, Women’s College) and community-affiliated teaching hospitals. Faculty appointments fall into one of seven groups: Clinician Scientists, Clinician Investigators, Clinician Educators, Clinician Teachers, Clinicians in Quality and Innovation, Research Scientists, Clinician Administrators.

The Department of Medicine provides outstanding education at all levels, undergraduate medical education, postgraduate medical education, continuing medical education, and professional development. At present there are 259 entry undergraduate medical students (4-year program) and a total of 740 postgraduate trainees in 21 residency programs accredited by the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada.

Research in the Department of Medicine is conducted on campus and at fully-affiliated hospitals and research institutes. With research programs spanning basic science, clinical translational research, clinical epidemiology and health services research, the Faculty of Medicine ( and its nine fully-affiliated hospitals obtain over C $800 million per annum in research funding.

The Chair will hold the title of Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor, established in 1919 as the first full-time endowed chair in medicine in what was then the British Empire. The Chair will also hold a clinical appointment in one of the fully-affiliated University hospitals, and must be eligible for university appointment at the rank of Full Professor.

In addition to a record of academic excellence, the successful candidate will possess outstanding leadership, management, communication, and relationship-building skills in education and research. S/he will have a sophisticated understanding of collaborative and strategic working relationships with hospitals, practice plans, and research institutes. S/he will bring a vision for inter-departmental research, education, and health systems reform, as well as a track record of managing global and community engagement in the improvement of health. S/he will have demonstrated experience in multi-disciplinary and multi-perspective environments, and a particular interest in collaboration and integration across a complex academic clinical enterprise. The individual will bring an inclusive scholarly vision and strategies to build and to sustain effective academic partnerships. S/he will have the ability to take the Department of Medicine to a new level of international recognition and academic achievement.

Interested individuals may submit a letter of interest and CV online at: The closing date for this position is Friday August 30, 2013, or until filled.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Specialist, at:

Please note that the University of Toronto application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB Total) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.  Submission guidelines can be found at

For detailed information on the Department of Medicine, visit

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 the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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