Assistant/Associate Professor - Neurosurgery

Date Posted: 05/25/2022
Closing Date: 10/01/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 24404
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: Unity Health Toronto - St. Michael's
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



Applications are invited for a full-time academic neurosurgeon to join the Division of Neurosurgery at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, University of Toronto. The effective date of this appointment is tentatively planned for August 2023.   


St. Michael’s Hospital is fully-affiliated with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.  We are an academic research and innovation intensive organization, committed to the training highly competent surgeons and the surgical leaders of tomorrow.  St. Michael’s Hospital is part of a network of institutions that together comprise Unity Health Toronto (UHT).  UHT is committed to care of the disadvantaged.  Find our strategic plan here:


The successful candidate will be a neurosurgeon with recognized subspecialty training in endoscopic and skull base neurosurgery.  Excellence in clinical care, a record of academic achievement and a commitment to teaching and mentorship are pre-requisites.  A demonstrated record of professionalism and collaboration is required and a key feature of the Department of Surgery.  The successful candidate will contribute to the academic mandate of the Hospital and University through meaningful activities in any of the following areas: basic, translational, health services or clinical research, clinical epidemiology, global surgery, surgical innovation, health policy, quality improvement/patient safety activities or education leadership. 


The successful candidate must hold a Fellowship in Neurosurgery recognized by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) and hold, or be eligible for an independent practice license from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The candidate will have, or be working towards a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a relevant field and will be eligible for an appointment in the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, as a Surgeon-Scientist, Surgeon-Investigator or Surgeon-Teacher.


The Department of Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital is comprised of seven divisions. It enjoys a reputation for excellence in patient care and outcomes and academic excellence. We are hub for surgical innovation and a sought after destination for local, national and international learners. St. Michael’s Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma centre located in downtown Toronto, providing primary, secondary and tertiary trauma specialty care for the Greater Toronto Area, Southern Ontario and beyond.


The Division of Neurosurgery at St. Michael's Hospital, is a large academic neurosurgery unit with fully appointed clinical facilities, state-of –the- art operating theatres, a large neurosurgery in-patient service, a dedicated trauma and neurosurgery intensive care unit and new experimental and clinical research facilities. The successful candidate will join a division of seven neurosurgeons with clinical and academic activities focused on neurovascular surgery and intervention, neuro-oncology, spine surgery and trauma care.


The Division of Neurosurgery and the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital have mutually beneficial and collaborative relationship that supports excellence in patient care.   


The University of Toronto, established in 1827, is among the world’s most prestigious universities with a longstanding reputation for innovation and research.  Recently, the University of Toronto was ranked second globally for number of publications and third globally for citations rankings in the area of health policy and services.


Toronto is an international centre of business, finance, arts and culture and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. 


The anticipated salary is $400,000-500,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This estimate is based on fee for service activity.


Applications including a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and names of three referees should sent by October 01, 2022 via email to: 

Dr. Najma Ahmed

Professor of Surgery

Surgeon-In-Chief, St. Michael’s Hospital




Dr. Julian Spears

Division Head, Division of Neurosurgery,

St. Michael’s Hospital,



Executive Assistant to the Surgeon-in-Chief


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

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