Lecturer or Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Academic Gastroenterologist

The Division of Gastroenterology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto are seeking an academic gastroenterologist. The successful applicant must be eligible for a Full-time Clinical Academic appointment with an academic position description of Clinician in Quality and Innovation or Clinician Educator at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant, Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. Expected start date is September 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter.

We are seeking a physician who will deliver and foster excellence in clinical care in all areas of gastroenterology, with a particular focus on gastrointestinal (GI) oncology. The candidate will also provide exceptional teaching in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs of the University of Toronto. The successful candidate will devote 50-60% of their time to clinical care, and will spend at least 40 hours per year in formal teaching outside of clinical care. The primary language of work will be in English.

The successful candidate must hold an MD degree; have or be eligible for certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Gastroenterology; and have or be eligible for licensure to practice medicine from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

The successful candidate will also have demonstrated excellent clinical teaching abilities, which will be measured by the presence of a strong track record of excellence in student and resident education, formal training in teaching methodology, awards, leadership as a clinical educator, and other relevant experience. Quality improvement excellence will be assessed by the presence of dissemination of successful quality improvement practices, evidence of practice and/or equipment innovations, peer-reviewed publications, significant invited presentations, awards, accolades and other related accomplishments. Research excellence will be assessed by the presence of research grants, publications in leading, peer-reviewed journals, invited presentations at significant conferences, awards, accolades and other related accomplishments.

For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher, the candidate must hold either a graduate degree in education, or graduate training in quality improvement. In addition, the candidate must have at least one peer-reviewed publication as first author, or demonstration of other creative professional activity. If appointed at the rank of Lecturer, it is expected that the successful candidate will progress to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Estimated remuneration will in the range of $250,000 to 350,000 per year (fee-for-service estimate). The successful candidate will be eligible for membership in the Sunnybrook Department of Medicine Association through which clinical billings and benefits will be administered. The candidate will be able to participate in the department’s group medical, dental and life insurance benefit plans.

Applications will be accepted until March 30, 2019, or until the position is successfully filled. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward your curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of interest, and the names and addresses of three referees to:

Dr. Elaine Yong
Head, Division of Gastroenterology
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Room HG60, 2075 Bayview Avenue

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5
Or by e-mail to: elaine.yong@sunnybrook.ca


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) is an academic health sciences centre located in Toronto, Ontario. It is a world leader in oncology, trauma care, emergency and critical care, brain sciences, heart and stroke disorders, high-risk maternal and fetal care and musculoskeletal care. For more information about the Department of Medicine at Sunnybrook, please visit our website at http://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=dept-med-home.

The Department of Medicine is committed to excellence in clinical care, education and research. Department members have excellent opportunities for educational and research endeavors with protected time for scholarly activities to ensure rewarding, fulfilling career development. For more 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.

Both SHSC and the University of Toronto are among the top 100 employers in Canada.

The University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are strongly committed to diversity within their communities and especially welcome applications from racialized persons / persons of color, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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