Assistant / Associate Professor - Academic Intensivist

Date Posted: 03/17/2021
Closing Date: 04/30/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 3437
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Departments of Medicine, Anesthesia, Surgery, and Paediatrics
Hospital Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



The Department of Critical Care Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in conjunction with the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (Departments of Medicine, Anesthesia, Surgery, and Paediatrics), Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, is seeking applications for an Academic Intensivist, fulfilling an academic position description of Clinician Teacher, Clinician Educator, or Clinician in Quality & Innovation. The successful candidate must be eligible for a Full-time Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Effective start date of appointment is Sept 1, 2021, or at a mutually convenient time shortly thereafter.


The successful candidate will hold an MD and have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent qualification. This role requires all candidates to be able to function proficiently in English, to be qualified to hold a clinical full-time academic appointment at the University of Toronto at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in an appropriate clinical department and have, or be eligible for, certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and  licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.


Strong academic credentials are essential and the successful candidate must be eligible for an appointment as a Clinician Teacher, Clinician Educator, or Clinician in Quality and Innovation as evidenced by formal training and scholarly activity. For applicants being considered for appointment as a Clinician Teacher or Clinician Educator, excellence will be assessed by the presence of scholarly contributions to teaching and education as evidenced by pedagogical innovation, curriculum development, experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, education leadership and administration, and teaching awards. For applicants being considered for appointment as Clinician in Quality and Innovation, excellence will be assessed by advanced training in quality improvement or equivalent, successful quality improvement initiatives, evidence of practice and/or equipment innovations, and invitations to significant conferences, and accolades. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent communication skills and thrive within a collaborative, interdisciplinary and interprofessional environment.


The successful candidate will oversee the provision of critical care, in collaboration with the inter-professional team, during clinical weeks on call, in the role of attending physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. In addition, they will develop an academic profile and body of work either in the field of teaching and education or quality improvement.

The Department of Critical Care Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre oversees the care of a broad variety of critically ill patients including patients following life-threatening traumas and burns, neurosurgical and neurovascular emergencies, cardiovascular surgery, oncological disorders, and general medical and surgical illnesses.  The Department also has a vibrant academic program, contributing to numerous high-impact research, education, and quality improvement initiatives.


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is a fully affiliated hospital of the University of Toronto with over 1,250 beds, of which 677 are dedicated to acute care. Sunnybrook includes Canada’s first and largest trauma program. Sunnybrook plays a leadership role in the Ontario health care system and in caring for its community through nine comprehensive programs: Tory Trauma; St. John’s Rehabilitation; Integrated Community; Holland Bone and Joint; Hurvitz Brain Sciences; Odette Cancer; DAN Women and Babies; Schulich Heart; and Veterans. Sunnybrook’s four strategic directions for our 2018-2021 Strategic Plan include developing personalized and precise treatments, integrating sustainable models of care across the health system, improving quality and creating a better care experience; and, building high performing teams. Sunnybrook is also committed to high quality inter-professional education and is the home of one of the University’s four academies for undergraduate medical education in addition to providing postgraduate and fellowship training in virtually all disciplines.


The Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) is one of the fastest growing hospital-based research enterprises in Canada with well-established programs in basic and applied research, conducting $100 million in research each year. Sunnybrook and SRI jointly develop innovations that improve care for the more than one million patients treated annually, and its passionate faculty provides rewarding educational experiences for more than 2,000 students each year.


Income for clinical and academic activities will be based upon a range of components, including fee-for-service billings, and will be highly competitive with the usual income range for an Academic Intensivist in the Province of Ontario. Academic rank and contractual arrangements will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


Consideration of candidates will begin in Spring 2021 and the position will be open until filled.


For more information about the University of Toronto academic environment, please visit the respective home pages for Departments of Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine and Medicine in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care,  and the Department of Critical Care Medicine.


Interested individuals should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three referees to Dr. Damon Scales, at the address below.  Applications will be accepted until April 30 2021, or until the position is filled.


Damon C. Scales MD PhD

Chief, Department of Critical Care Medicine

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

2075 Bayview Avenue, Room D108

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5



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