Assistant/Associate Professor of Gastroenterology

University of Toronto Department of Medicine

Assistant / Associate Professor - Academic Gastroenterologist

Date Posted: 05/14/2024
Closing Date: 06/30/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 37323
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Medicine
Hospital Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


 The Department of Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are inviting applications for the position of an Academic Gastroenterologist. This full-time appointment will be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto with a position description as a Clinician Teacher (CT) or Clinician in Quality and Innovation (CQI) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Expected start date is January 1, 2025 or another mutually agreeable date thereafter. 

We are seeking a physician who will deliver and foster excellence in academic gastroenterology. The successful candidate will join the Division of Gastroenterology, which currently has 7 full time members. The successful candidate should have clinical expertise in complex gastrointestinal conditions, with experience caring for patients with liver disease, and qualified to perform high quality upper and lower endoscopy.  The position is expected to be 70% clinical and 30% related to education and administrative duties. Clinical duties will include 50% general GI and 50% liver related diseases.

The successful candidate will join the Division of Gastroenterology which provides inpatient consultation service and ambulatory care including gastrointestinal endoscopy. Responsibilities will include excellent clinical care of both in-patients and out-patients, liaison with primary care, supervision of trainees in clinical care setting, formal teaching and scholarly achievements.

The successful candidate must hold an MD degree, have or be eligible for certification in Gastroenterology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and have or be eligible for medical licensure in Ontario. The successful applicant will have advanced training in teaching, education or quality improvement as well as advanced training in Hepatology.

Advanced training in quality or innovation with evidence of scholarship (such as peer-reviewed publications, presentations, or awards) is required for a CQI position. Advanced training and demonstrated achievement in teaching and education is required for the CT position (such as a strong track record of teaching, awards, or education scholarship).

Estimated compensation will be in the range of $250,000-$400,000 commensurate with academic rank, qualifications and experience. 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 also be able to participate in the department’s group medical, dental and life insurance benefit plans.

Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2024.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward: (i) a one-page letter of interest, which includes a statement on how you have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in your academic and scholarly work (ii) your curriculum vitae and (iii) names and contact information of three (3) referees to:

Dr. Elaine Yong, Division Head, Gastroenterology

Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Room HG60, 2075 Bayview Avenue,

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5

or by e-mail to:

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) is an academic health sciences centre located in Toronto, Ontario. It is a world leader in cancer care, trauma care, emergency and critical care, brain sciences, heart and stroke disorders, high-risk maternal and fetal care, and musculoskeletal care. Both SHSC and the University of Toronto are among the top 100 employers in Canada.

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.

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

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

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