Assistant / Associate Professor - Academic Surgical Oncology or Colorectal Surgery

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 30 November 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant / Associate Professor - Academic Surgical Oncology or Colorectal Surgery
Date Posted: 10/09/2020
Closing Date: 11/30/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 1309
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: Unity Health Toronto - St. Michael's
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Departments of Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital and at the University of Toronto are inviting applications for a permanent full-time position for an Academic Surgical Oncologist or Colorectal Surgeon with expertise in the minimally invasive surgical management of colorectal cancer. The effective date of this appointment is flexible, tentatively aiming for August 01, 2022

The successful candidate will provide advanced care of patients with surgical disease of the gastro-intestinal tract. The Division of General Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital comprises a highly cohesive group of surgeons whose clinical practices are focused in the following areas: colorectal surgical oncology, breast cancer surgical oncology, benign colorectal diseases, trauma/acute care surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, biliary tract disease, and minimally invasive bariatric surgery. 

The successful candidate will possess graduate-level training to enhance scientific enquiry in areas of public health, social determinants of health and health disparities, health services research, care of disadvantaged populations and the impact of cancer in low- and middle-income countries. We seek a Surgeon-Scientist to lead a program of research that will have global impact in these areas. The successful candidate will possess a strong record of clinical excellence, commitment to teaching, and professionalism.

The Division of Gastro-enterology at St. Michael’s Hospital is recognized as a province wide referral center and holds a world class reputation. The candidate will join two or three existing colorectal/surgical oncologists. Oncology is recognized as an important cross-institutional program at Unity Health Toronto.

The candidate must be proficient in the English language, hold a medical degree, and be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The successful candidate will have additional fellowship level training in surgical oncology or colorectal surgery. We seek a candidate with a proven record of success and capacity to create and sustain a program of research in health inequities for oncologic disease in disadvantaged populations, with specific attention to global surgery.

St. Michael’s Hospital one of Canada’s largest and leading clinical and research hospitals and is part of Unity Health Toronto.  St. Michael’s Hospital is a fully affiliated academic health sciences facility of the University of Toronto and the home to one of the University’s three Academies for undergraduate education. St. Michael’s Hospital has an international reputation for clinical excellence and research, and is an acknowledged academic leader. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to advancing one of our strategic directions (

Estimated remuneration is expected to be in the range of $400,000-500,000 per annum, based on fee for service activity, qualifications and experience.

Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and the names of three references by December 1, 2020 to:

Najma Ahmed                                          Maricelle Bronilla                            

Surgeon-in-Chief (interim)             Executive Assistant to Surgeon-in-Chief

St. Michael’s Hospital                              St. Michael’s Hospital                           

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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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