Associate / Full Professor - Head, Division of Reproductive Endorcinology and Infertility (REI)

Jan 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Associate / Full Professor - Head, Division of Reproductive Endorcinology and Infertility (REI) - 1401835

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology invites external and internal applications for the position of Head of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at the University of Toronto. The anticipated start date is February 2, 2015.

The position may be combined with the Head of REI at Mount Sinai Hospital, located at the Centre for Fertility and Reproductive Health (CFRH). Applications from individuals wishing to combine the leadership positions will be given priority.

The University of Toronto Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility ( is comprised of 25 subspecialty trained academic clinicians, clinician investigators, and translational/basic scientists within the department whose activities are focused on quality improvement in clinical care, and/or research associated with female reproductive endocrinology or infertility. The Division hosts the 2 year sub-specialty training program in REI, approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Members of the Division operate 5 independent fertility clinics, and a number of focused disease-specific clinics, including a Mature Women's Health and Menopause clinic.

The Division forms part of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, with over 240 Faculty located across 10 affiliated hospitals across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA, population 5 million). The Faculty of Medicine ( is one the top-5 ranked publicly-funded academic health science centres worldwide.

The ideal candidate will have attained the rank of Associate or Full professor and possess RCPSC (or ABOG) certification in REI; and be eligible for licensure to practice medicine in Ontario. Compensation and Academic Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate is expected to have the ability to foster research at fellowship and junior faculty level. Therefore either graduate training (MSc or PhD) in a relevant research domain (including KT or QIPS), or an established track record in leading research with external peer-reviewed grant funding, is desired.

The University REI Division Head position will accompany a Hospital Staff position in REI at a full- or community-affiliated Hospital. Currently the University REI Division has one Hospital-based REI Division (Mount Sinai Hospital), whose Division Head position is also vacant. Applications from individuals interested in combining these positions will be given priority.

Applications are encouraged from individuals with clinical interests across the full spectrum of REI. Applicants wishing to continue a practice in minimal access pelvic surgery will be accommodated at Mount Sinai Hospital, where they will be expected to participate in the Gynaecology on-call rota. The laboratory component for an established clinician-scientist will be accommodated at the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital (, subject to approval by the LTRI Director. The Institute currently houses 4 members of the REI Division along with individuals from other dimensions of reproductive sciences.

Individuals interested in applying for this position should submit a cover letter accompanying a current CV indicating their interest in the position to Dr. John Kingdom (by email to: Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology by October 10, 2014. Informal enquires may be directed to Dr Kingdom at: (telephone 416 978 8351). The position will remain open until filled. The position will be initially aligned with the current term of the Chair (June 30th, 2018) and normally be renewable for a second term of 5 years.

Individuals interested in the combined University and Hospital Division Head roles may direct their informal enquiries regarding the Hospital Division Head position to Dr. Mathew Sermer, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist-in-chief at Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1X5, ( telephone 416 596 4800 extension 8411.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

Job Field: Clinical
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hospital Affiliation: Mount Sinai Hospital
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Sep 10, 2014
Job Closing: Oct 10, 2014 Open Until Filled