Lecturer/Assistant/Associate or Full Prof - Academic Physiatrist, Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program

Date Posted: 01/08/2024
Closing Date: 06/30/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 30875
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Medicine
Hospital Affiliation: UHN - Toronto Rehab
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



The Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Department of Post-Acute Care & Rehabilitation at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute University Health Network (UHN) are seeking a full-time academic physiatrist. The successful candidate will be an academic clinician who can demonstrate scholarly achievement and clinical excellence. The successful applicant must be eligible for a Full-time Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor at the University of Toronto and will be expected to work as outlined in the academic position description of Clinician Investigator, Clinician in Quality and Innovation or Clinician Teacher. Effective start date is July 1, 2024 or as soon as possible.


We are seeking a dynamic and compassionate clinician who would like to grow with our program with a strong commitment to rehabilitation of individuals living with the secondary health conditions associated with Spinal cord injury/disorder. The candidate will be expected to develop innovative models of rehabilitation care including roles in acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, tele-rehabilitation and telehealth supported consultation across the province. The successful candidate will share the provision of inpatient and outpatient consultations at UHN-Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Centre and Toronto Western Hospital’s Krembil Neuroscience program. 


Toronto Rehab’s inpatient Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program at Lyndhurst Centre is Canada’s largest freestanding SCI rehabilitation centre with 300 inpatient admissions and an associated 20,000 tertiary outpatient rehabilitation clinic visits per annum and a robust research program that covers the continuum of care from injury onset to living and aging with multi-morbidity.


The successful candidates must hold an MD degree. The successful candidates must have, or be eligible for, both Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification and fellowship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The successful candidate should have completed or be prepared to complete advanced training with Masters or equivalent in the areas of innovation, quality improvement, research or teaching,  or be willing to complete the aforementioned training. Fellowship training in SCI Medicine is an asset, but not a requirement.


Estimated remuneration includes base support from the Alternative Funding program plus fee-for-clinical-service income, and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applications will be accepted until June 30th, 2024, or until position is filled.


Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward your covering letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees to:


Dr. Mark Bayley

Physiatrist-in-Chief & Program Medical Director

Cathy Craven

Medical Director, Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program

c/o  Sarah Cote & Christina Forsythe

Executive Assistants

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

550 University Avenue, Suite 3-102-11

Toronto ON




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A recent review of research productivity, i.e., publications, citations and grant funding, placed UHN-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Toronto Rehab) as the leading rehabilitation research hospital in the world. Toronto Rehab has an extraordinarily multidisciplinary environment. For more information please visit our website at https://www.uhn.ca/TorontoRehab.


For more information about the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, please visit our website at http://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca. The Department of Medicine’s academic position descriptions can be viewed on this webpage: http://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca/academic-position-descriptions#AcademicPositionDescriptions.

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.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

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