Assistant or Associate Professor - Academic Infectious Diseases

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Assistant or Associate Professor - Academic Infectious Diseases (Transplant and Oncology ID)

Division of Infectious Diseases

Department of Medicine and the Amjera Transplant Center, University Health Network and University of Toronto

The University Health Network (UHN), Division of Infectious Diseases and the Ajmera Transplant Centre, in conjunction with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, is seeking an Academic Infectious Diseases Physician with interest in Transplant Infectious Disease and the Immunocompromised Host, in the Clinician Investigator track. The successful applicant must be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment as a Clinician at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor within the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. The effective start date is July 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

A physician with excellent critical thinking and research record is being sought to support the Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases program while advancing knowledge acquisition and clinical care in infectious diseases at the University of Toronto, Division of Infectious Diseases. The candidate must have interest and expertise in managing infectious complications in the immunocompromised host including those with underlying transplant and oncology diagnoses. The successful candidate will be expected to participate as a member of the inpatient Transplant Infectious Disease and Immunocompromised Host consultation service, contribute to infectious diseases ambulatory care clinics, and contribute to teaching of trainee. They will report to the Division Director of Infectious Diseases, as well as the Program Medical Director of the Ajmera Transplant Centre.

The successful candidate must hold an MD degree, be eligible for certification in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Infectious Diseases, have, or be eligible for, licensure in Ontario. An advanced thesis-based degree (Masters or Ph.D.) or equivalent in health research is required, and candidates with specialized clinical training in oncology and/or transplant infectious disease will be preferred. A proven record of scholarly achievements, in the form of research grants and peer-reviewed publications, is an asset. The ideal candidate must have the potential to enhance the existing research portfolio in infectious diseases of the immunocompromised host including clinical or translational research. Particular areas of interest to the group include infections in hematopoietic stem cell transplant and oncology patients (viral infections and vaccines), drug resistant bacterial infections including novel therapies, and the microbiome as it pertains to clinical outcomes in this population.

For the successful candidate, compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be competitive with the usual income range for an academic ID clinician in the province of Ontario, with a compensation no less than $240,000 per year. The Transplant ID Physician will be eligible to participate in the UHN-Sinai Health System Department of Medicine Practice Plan and the Ajmera Transplant Centre alternate funding plan (AFP) for transplantation.

Applications will be accepted until February 15th, 2023, or until the position is filled.

Candidates interested in this opportunity are requested to forward a one-page statement of interest, covering letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to:

Rupert Kaul MD, PhD, FRCPC

Director Division of Infectious Diseases

Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Toronto General Hospital | University Health Network

200 Elizabeth Street, 13 Eaton Wing North – Room 220

Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2C4
t 416-340-3183 |
 f 416-340-3357

Email: rupert.kaul@utoronto.ca

For more information about the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, please visit our website at https://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca. The Department of Medicine’s academic position descriptions can be viewed on this webpage: https://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca/academic-position-descriptions#AcademicPositionDescriptions.

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, LGBTQ2S+ 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 prove accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca