Academic Infectious Diseases Specialist

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Lecturer or Assistant / Associate / Full Professor – Academic Infectious Diseases Specialist

Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Michael's Hospital,

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

The Department of Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital, in conjunction with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, is seeking a qualified full-time academic Infectious Diseases specialist.  The candidate will have an academic position description of Clinician Teacher (CT) or Clinician in Quality and Innovation (CQI) and must be eligible for a Full-time Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor at the University of Toronto.  The expected start date of the position is January 1, 2025, or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate will hold an MD degree and should have, or be eligible for, certification in Infectious Diseases by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). This position will support outpatient care and inpatient consultations in addition to participating fully in the educational programs in Infectious Diseases at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto and lead or collaborate in clinical research and quality improvement programs. The successful candidate will also have or be working towards a graduate degree or other advanced training relevant to their area of specialization, specifically in teaching or quality improvement.   The successful candidate should have a proven academic record of excellence in education or quality improvement.  For details on the University of Toronto academic clinical faculty requirements for advanced training and demonstrated scholarship for the job descriptions of CT and CQI, please see Table 2 at https://deptmedicine.utoronto.ca/clinical-faculty-academic-appointments#Clinicalfacultyapptcategories

The successful candidate will report to the Head, Division of Infectious Diseases at St. Michael’s Hospital. The Division currently consists of seven full time and two part time specialists and provides comprehensive care including special interests in treatment and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, travel-related infections, migrant health, and caring for patients experiencing social and/or economic marginalization, including precarious housing. The division includes leadership in antimicrobial stewardship, infection control, and broader public health at the local, national, and international levels. Members of the Division are internationally recognized in population and public health, clinical, and basic research, and participate in the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching programs at the University of Toronto.

Estimated remuneration will be commensurate with academic rank, qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2024. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a one-page statement of interest, curriculum vitae and the contact information of four referees, two who are internal to your current organization, and two external, to:

Dr. Sharon Straus, Physician-in-Chief

c/o Julia Stratta, DOM Recruitment Coordinator

St. Michael's Hospital

30 Bond Street, Room 1-420 Bond Wing

Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8

Email: [email protected]

St. Michael’s Hospital is part of Unity Health Toronto, comprised of Providence, St. Joseph’s and St. Michael’s Healthcare. Unity Health Toronto is one of Canada’s largest Catholic healthcare networks serving patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care, spanning primary care, secondary community care, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute care through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care, while investing in world-class research and education. St. Michael’s Hospital is a teaching and research hospital in downtown Toronto. Affectionately known as the Urban Angel, St. Michael’s is renowned for providing exceptional patient care. As downtown Toronto’s adult trauma centre, the hospital is a hub for neurosurgery, complex cardiac and cardiovascular care, diabetes and osteoporosis care, minimally invasive surgery and care of the homeless and disadvantaged. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and home to the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s provides outstanding medical education to health-care professionals in 29 academic disciplines.

For more information about St. Michael’s Hospital, please visit https://unityhealth.to/locations/st-michaels-hospital/

For information about the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, please visit our website at http://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca.

The Department of Medicine’s academic position descriptions can be viewed on this webpage: http://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 embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.