Assistant/Associate Professor in Paediatric Gastroenterologists

University of Toronto

Assistant/Associate Professor - Paediatric Gastroenterologists

Date Posted: 09/14/2021
Closing Date: 10/31/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 16362
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Paediatrics
Hospital Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Paediatric Gastroenterologists

Effective January 1, 2022 two full-time permanent faculty positions as Academic Clinicians are available in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON.  SickKids, an academic health science centre dedicated exclusively to infants, children, and adolescents, affiliated with the University of Toronto. 

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GHN) comprises 17 faculty who provide tertiary/quaternary-care clinical programs and maintain a high volume, high impact research output. 

The successful candidates must have completed training in paediatric GHN certified by the RCPSC, or equivalent.   They must have excellent clinical abilities in general GHN and have training and subspecialty expertise in one of the following areas of paediatric gastroenterology: intestinal failure, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal motility disorders, and/or interventional endoscopy.  The successful candidates will have an excellent aptitude for successful performance of clinical research, and formal research training is preferred (e.g., MSc).

The successful candidates will be expected to provide clinical care, which will include contribution to one or more of the GHN in-patient services (GHN in-patients, liver transplant/hepatology in-patients, intestinal failure in-patients, GHN consult service), providing general GI and subspecialist out-patient clinics, providing GI endoscopic procedures, and participating in the on-call schedule, all within a tertiary/quaternary care environment.  Ability to cover the liver transplant in-patient service will be viewed positively.

Academic responsibilities will include teaching and mentoring fellows within the GHN fellowship training program, and performance of clinical research.  The SickKids Research Institute includes seven fully integrated research programs ( and is in the state-of-the-art Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning on the SickKids campus.  Opportunities also exist for teaching in other programs and for clinical quality improvement work. 

All candidates must be able to function proficiently in English, hold an MD, MBBS or equivalent therefore 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 candidates must be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto.  Rank and salary ($210,000-280,000 per annum) will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The successful candidates will be eligible for a benefits package which includes medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, group insurance, pension plan, vision care, and an academic allowance and a relocation package.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Simon Ling, Head, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada, Telephone: (416) 813-8757 or email

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

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