Martha Rogers Chair in Heart Failure Training & Education, University Health Network
The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at University Health Network (UHN), a University of Toronto (UofT) teaching hospital, are seeking applicants for the inaugural Martha Rogers Chair in Heart Failure Training & Education. The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, UofT, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The term of the Chair position is 5-years with the opportunity for one 5-year renewal following a successful review. Effective start date is April 1, 2021, or a mutually agreeable date.
The Chair will be held by an Associate Professor or higher, with an established track record overseeing education at all levels, with a specific focus on fellowship training. A key objective of this Chair is to advance the existing Heart Function Fellowship Program, and in particular to attract the highest quality fellows from across Canada and around the world. The primary use of funding will be to enhance and support fellowship training, including the support of academic research and scholarship by fellows.
The Chair holder will develop and lead educational strategies, at multiple levels (e.g., graduate students, residents, fellows, peers, patients) in heart failure. The role will involve active leadership nationally and internationally to advance educational strategies to address heart failure across the lifespan. The Chair holder will integrate, build and strengthen education in heart failure, and will champion collaborative and integrative educational initiatives to build bridges between Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at UHN, SickKids and UofT, as well as between basic science and clinical trainees.
The Chair holder will also collaborate with and leverage the expertise of six other Ted Rogers Centre Research Chairs.
Through educational initiatives and scholarly activities, the Chair holder will position the Centre as a global leader in education, knowledge generation and translation in the area of heart failure training and education.
Applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds, with an international reputation in their field, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must have a strong education focus and must hold either an MD or a PhD in a related discipline with significant expertise in cardiovascular education and research. If a practicing clinician, they must hold or be eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario. The candidate’s excellence and achievement in education should be evidenced by national and international collaborations, educational initiatives and leadership.
This appointment is supported by the Martha Rogers Chair in Heart Failure Training & Education endowment, and the Chair holder’s remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Chair will be based at the University Health Network, and if the Chair holder is a clinician, he/she is expected to become a member of the UHN academic practice plan and will be entitled to additional support commensurate with academic and clinical activities.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, three letters of reference and curriculum vitae by March 31, 2021 via e-mail to: Dr. Mansoor Husain MD, Executive Director, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research c/o Linda Donovan, Planning & Operations Manager, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research at linda.donovan@TedRogersResearch.ca. For more information regarding the Centre please visit: www.TedRogersResearch.ca
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.