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 Departments of Medicine at St. Michael's Hospital’s and University of Toronto are seeking a qualified full-time academic Infectious Diseases specialist.  The candidate will have an academic position description of Clinician Teacher 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 October 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

This position will support outpatient demands 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. The candidate will assume a leadership role within the Division directly related to the educational program.  The position will also provide Antimicrobial Stewardship support at the Providence Health Care site. 

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). The successful candidate will participate fully in the educational programs in Infectious Diseases at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto and collaborate in clinical research and quality improvement programs. The successful candidate should be an effective teacher, committed to sustained excellence in teaching and scholarly contributions to teaching and education. Demonstrated achievement in teaching and education are strongly desired. Teaching experience will be measured by the presence of a strong track record of interest and excellence in resident and fellow education, leadership as a clinical teacher, and other relevant experience.

The successful candidate will report to the Head, Division of Infectious Diseases at St. Michael’s Hospital. The Division currently consists of 8 full time specialists and provides comprehensive care including special interests in HIV treatment and prevention, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and Global and Migrant Health. Members of the Division are internationally recognized in both clinical and basic research, and participate fully in the undergraduate 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 June 30, 2019. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a one-page statement of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three referees to:

Dr. Sharon Straus, Physician-in-Chief
St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond Street, Room 2-027 Bond Wing
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8

St. Michael’s Hospital is part of Unity Health Toronto, the network of Providence, St. Joseph’s and St. Michael’s Healthcare. St. Michael’s is a teaching and research hospital founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1892 to care for the sick and poor of Toronto's inner city. 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, therapeutic endoscopy, minimally invasive surgery and care of the homeless and disadvantaged. St. Michael’s is also one of the province’s major sites of care for critically ill patients.  Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s provides outstanding medical education to health-care professionals in more than 23 academic disciplines. Home to the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, made up of the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, the hospital integrates researchers, educators and clinicians to advance patient care. 

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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, 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.