Paediatrics Respiratory Medicine

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Paediatrics Respiratory Medicine

Effective June 2021, the Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), an academic health science centre dedicated exclusively to infants, children and adolescents, affiliated with the University of Toronto, has a new full-time permanent  faculty position.

The Division of Respiratory Medicine has a long tradition of excellence in clinical care, education and innovative research.  The Division provides tertiary and quaternary care at regional and provincial levels respectively with specialized services for all major as well as rare respiratory diseases. The Division’s Sleep Medicine program is internationally recognized and offers the largest pediatric sleep laboratory in the country. The Division includes a Fellowship Training Program which is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as various subspecialty training programs including sleep medicine and long-term ventilation. Independent and collaborative clinical and basic science research is performed in many areas of paediatric respiratory diseases.

The successful candidate must have general Paediatric Respiratory Medicine proficiency and Paediatric Sleep Medicine expertise.  In addition to excellent clinical expertise, the successful candidate is expected to participate in education, research and/or quality improvement activities of the Division.

All candidates must be able to function proficiently in English, hold an MD, MBBS or equivalent thereto and be certified or eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or have comparable qualifications.  Candidates must hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.  

The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto. Rank and salary ($210,000-$250,000) per annum will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful  candidate will be eligible for a benefit package which includes medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, group insurance, pension plan, vision care, academic allowance, and a relocation package and may be eligible for mortgage assistance.  All candidates must proficient in English. 

Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees to the attention of Dr. Felix Ratjen, Division Head, Respiratory Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, C/O  Linda Jankovski Business Operations Manager, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1X8. Email: <>,

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The University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children are strongly committed to diversity within its community. Both institutions recognize systemic barriers that impact equity seeking groups. As such, we welcome applications from historically marginalized groups including Black, Indigenous, and Racialized people, women, LGBTQIA+, and/or persons with disabilities. The Department 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 accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Meagan Cameira, Executive Assistant to the Chair at or 416.613.6122.

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.