Paediatric Urologist – Faculty position

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The Division of Urology, within the Department of Surgery, at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is globally known for its ground-breaking contributions to patient care, research, and education in the field of paediatric urology. We are inviting applications for a full-time paediatric urologist with a start date of January 2025.

Paediatric Urology is an everchanging specialty with evolving needs. In keeping with SickKids’ history of innovation and advancing paediatric health. The successful candidate is expected to provide the highest quality of care in the management of conditions that can adversely impact the health of children and adolescents. The candidate is also expected to develop and advance their individual research interests while also taking initiative to drive a collective research endeavour such as prospective outcomes research and continue to build upon our culture of quality and safety.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to leverage multidisciplinary, clinical, and basic science facilities that are available on the Hospital campus, including the 21-story Research Institute, and the University of Toronto’s Department of Surgery. The successful candidate should demonstrate exceptional skills that fulfill the CanMEDS framework (Medical Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Health Advocate and Scholar), have a proven record of accomplishment in research, have an interest in innovation and commit to ensuring top quality education for fellows, residents, medical students and interprofessional trainees.

The successful candidate must hold an MD degree, have sub-specialty training in paediatric urology, awarded by an accredited training program, have additional training in adolescent and adult reconstructive urology, be eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario and fulfill the requirements for an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto. Candidates must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and/or licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Candidates must be able to function proficiently in English and if applicable, obtain an appropriate Visa.

The Division of Urology has four full-time and two part-time paediatric urologists, a medical urologist, three full-time nurse practitioners and one registered nurse. Our division provides care for neonates, children, and adolescents with a wide range of urological conditions including congenital abnormalities of the kidneys and urinary tract, hypospadias, undescended testicles, and urolithiasis, but also rare conditions with high levels of complexity such as bladder exstrophy, cloacal anomalies, uro-oncology, disorders of sexual differentiation and kidney replacement therapy. Approximately 90% of our patients come from the Great Toronto Area, serving a highly diverse and multicultural community of 6.9 million people (1.7 million under 19), while the remaining 10% consists of patients from Ontario, the rest of Canada and abroad.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, remuneration will be in the range of $350,000 to $475,000 CAD per year for 35 hours of work per week plus on call responsibilities, to which will be added an equal distribution of billing overages. Support for relocation expenses will be offered.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The children and families we care for are diverse, and so are our employees. All are welcome to join our unique organizational culture and be part of our inclusive team.

The University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized person, persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disability, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

SickKids, located at 555 University Avenue in downtown Toronto, is among the largest children’s hospitals in North America and has a long history of excellence in clinical care, research, and education. SickKids is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is adjacent to the University campus and to many specialty hospitals and biomedical research institutes. It is an exciting time at SickKids as we execute our campus redevelopment project, including a new state-of-the-art acute care hospital tower.

Toronto is a vibrant and multicultural city, having been named the 2nd most diverse city in the world by the UN, with over 51% of its residents born outside of Canada and home to over 230 ethnic groups, which is reflected in the city’s neighbourhood food scene along with its fifteen Michelin-starred restaurants and talents in key sectors like life science, finance, information, and communications technology. It is currently the fourth largest city in North America and boasts a safe, livable, downtown area with excellent housing, schools, and university access. It is consistently ranked as a top travel spot and internationally ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities. World famous lake and wilderness country and year-round outdoor recreation are easily accessible, as are two hub airports for regional or international travel.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward your CV and Letter of Interest, three letters of reference, in PDF format, via email to: 

Chair, Division of Urology
Paediatric Urologist Search Committee
SickKids Hospital
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8 Canada
Email: [email protected]

For more information about the Division of Urology at the University of Toronto, please visit our website at https://www.sickkids.ca/en/care-services/clinical-departments/urology/. For more information about the Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery, please visit us at https://surgery.utoronto.ca/. For more information on the Research Institute, please visit http://www.sickkids.ca/Research/index.html

The division recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have influenced their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. The department further supports an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Lisa Abreu, Supervisor, Admin Services, [email protected].

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only those applicants selected for the interview will be contacted.