Associate/ Full Professor- Labatt Chair in Neurosurgery Research

Toronto (Region), Ontario (CA)
07 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
07 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Associate/ Full Professor- Labatt Chair in Neurosurgery Research

Applications for the Labatt Chair in Neurosurgery Research at St. Michael’s Hospital-Unity Health Toronto are being sought. This is a five-year, renewable once, joint University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital endowed chair. The tentative start date of this appointment is October 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized clinician-scientist or scientist with an established research program focused on neurosurgery, or related conditions including leading edge minimally invasive neurosurgery therapies, clinical trials in neurosurgery and quality assurance outcomes related research.  Applicants must already hold an academic appointment that should be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto and be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The candidate must not currently hold an endowed chair, or salary award. 

Applicants will be evaluated by an Appointments Committee according to University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital Policies. Consideration will be given to the applicant’s record of scholarly activity (including grants, peer-reviewed publications, record of program development, collaborations with organizations nationally and internationally, supervision of graduate students and fellows).  Professionalism and contributions to St. Michael’s Hospital and the KRCBS/LKSKI will also be considered.

The endowed chair will support academic activities of the chairholder, which may include salary support, research operations, and relevant educational events.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (Web CV or Common CV), a 2-page outline of their academic program (including research productivity, training activities and academic prominence), and a 1 to 2-page description of how the endowment would be used. Names and contact information of three referees must also be submitted.

Submissions to the Selection Committee must be sent electronically by September 18, 2020 to:

Dr. Ori Rotstein, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Unity Health Toronto at and copied to Elizabeth Huggins

Unity Health recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions due to personal circumstances can be part of an excellent academic record. Search committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments.

For more information about this specific opportunity and/or if you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact Dr. Ori Rotstein.

For more information about the Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery, please visit our home page at

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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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