Chief, Department of Radiation Oncology

Chief, Department of Radiation Oncology

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in Toronto, Canada, a fully affiliated academic Health Sciences facility of the University of Toronto, is inviting applications for its new Chief of Department of Radiation Oncology.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023, or as mutually agreed upon.

Sunnybrook has an ambitious vision to Invent the Future of Health Care. Sunnybrook’s Strategic Plan 2021-25 emphasizes the essential role that Sunnybrook plays, not only through its tertiary regional and provincial programs, but also supporting the community needs of the North Toronto Ontario Health Team.  Our strategic plan identifies four strategic directions that include personalized and precise treatments; integrated and sustainable models of care across the health system; improving quality and creating a better care experience; and building high performing teams.   To learn more about our strategic plan, please visit:

Sunnybrook’s Radiation Oncology team is world leading in the development and implementation of new approaches to radiation treatment. We are looking for a dynamic medical leader who can build on the many achievements of this team, and help lead the Department of Radiation Oncology at Sunnybrook to even greater heights on the world stage.

The Chief of Radiation Oncology provides leadership for Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics and Radiation Therapy in the Odette Cancer Program at Sunnybrook. The Odette Cancer Centre is the comprehensive cancer program and houses one of North America’s most dynamic and largest radiation oncology programs and is a growing regional program. Sunnybrook has made extensive strategic investments in this area, and as a result we have the largest brachytherapy program and the largest radiotherapy program in Canada. Sunnybrook provides an exciting and dynamic research environment for radiation oncologists to work alongside a diverse team of health care professionals which includes 32 radiation oncologists and 140 radiation therapists.  Over 7500 new radiation oncology patients are seen each year at the Odette Cancer Centre which is equipped with state of the art technology, including 13 linear accelerators, gamma knife, MR-Brachytherapy, MR-Linac, in addition to 0.5T, 1.5T and 3T MR imaging. The centre offers advanced clinical and research programs in intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy and has a medical physics department comprised of over 40 staff. The academic radiation oncology cancer program at Sunnybrook is one of North America’s largest and very successful academic department.

As a premier academic health sciences centre, Sunnybrook is committed to high quality inter-professional education. It provides unique educational experiences for more than 4,000 trainees each year and is the home of one of the University’s four Academies for undergraduate medical education in addition to providing superb postgraduate and fellowship training in virtually all disciplines.

Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) is one of the fastest growing Canadian research enterprises with internationally acclaimed programs in basic and applied research, conducting $100 million in research each year, developing innovations in care for more than one million patients annually, and passionate about providing rewarding research experiences for trainees.  For more information about SRI, please visit

The successful candidate will be a transformational leader with outstanding interpersonal skills.  The candidate will have the vision to advance integration with Sunnybrook and Odette Cancer Program strategic priorities as well as with the broader community; the commitment to forging partnerships with other institutions, community agencies and our North Toronto Ontario Health Team to support the development of integrated delivery systems; experience working in diverse populations; values inclusiveness, equity and diversity, and in nurturing an ethos of culturally-sensitive care; strong leadership capabilities, significant experience as an effective and generous mentor to trainees and faculty at all stages of their careers; a record of peer-reviewed research; leadership in undergraduate, postgraduate, fellowship, continuing medical education or patient education; and/or leadership in model service delivery as a creative professional academic activity.

Candidates must hold an MD and have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Radiation Oncology (or equivalent qualifications), and be eligible to hold a clinical full time academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto.   

Anticipated income range is $500k - $700k, depending on the individual’s clinical practice. This includes both administrative stipend and clinical earnings.

To apply:

Applications will be accepted until March 22, 2023, however the position will remain open until filled or recruitment is closed.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Interested candidates must submit (1) letter of interest, (2) statement on contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) [300-words maximum], (3) up-to-date curriculum vitae and (4) names and contact information of three referees.  Examples of contributions to EDI include faculty and/or leadership development initiatives; development of inclusive pedagogies; research, scholarship and/or teaching with a focus on underrepresented and historically marginalized communities; public engagement activities that reach out to marginalized communities; mentoring of students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups. 

Application package should be submitted to: 

Mr. Maneesh Mehta, Chair, Search Committee, c/o Ms. Rajni Sandhu, Office of Medical Professional Practice, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room DG29, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5 Canada. Email:

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

Diversity Statement

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto are 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

Sunnybrook and the University strive 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.

Sunnybrook and 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 [email protected]