Job Posting: Associate/Full Professor – Director, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine

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Associate/Full Professor – Director, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto is seeking applicants for the position of Departmental Director, Division of Neurology. Applicants must be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment as a Neurologist at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor at the University of Toronto.  Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, administration and leadership.  The term of appointment is five years, renewable once following a successful review. Effective start date will be as soon as possible.

An aspirational leader is sought to drive change and advance the academic enterprise of the Division of Neurology 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 career stages. 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 Neurology consists of 71 faculty and has the largest neurology residency training programs in Canada, with over 35 residents, as well as 50-80 fellows in different subspecialties who have come from across Canada and abroad to train here.

Sited at Mount Sinai Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Women’s College Hospital and University Health Network, the Division of Neurology at the University of Toronto is one of the largest, multi-center groups of clinical neurological scientists in Canada. We are dedicated to expanding the knowledge base of causes, treatments and cures for neurological disease; to provide unparalleled care to neurological patients; and to train the next generation of Neurology practitioners and neuroscientists.

The depth of expertise and accomplishments of our faculty, and the breadth and rigor of our training and research activities, as well our internationally-acclaimed sub-specialties, serve to highlight the vigor of our division. 

The Department of Medicine is one of the largest in North America, with 800 full-time faculty members, 1,000 postgraduate trainees, and 19 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 http://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca. The Department of Medicine’s academic position descriptions can be viewed on this webpage: https://deptmedicine.utoronto.ca/academic-position-descriptions#AcademicPositionDescriptions.

Applicants must hold an MD degree, be eligible for certification in Neurology 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: 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 of $250-350,000 and commensurate with qualifications, experience and clinical work.

Applications will be accepted until July 2, 2021. 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 melanie.moscovitch@utoronto.ca

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.