Associate / Full Professor - Chief, Brain Sciences Program (SHSC)

Mar 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Associate / Full Professor - Chief, Brain Sciences Program (SHSC) - 1400179

Applications are invited for the position of Chief, Brain Sciences Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) in Toronto, Canada, a fully affiliated academic Health Sciences facility of the University of Toronto. Effective start date is July 1, 2014 (negotiable).

The Chief, Brain Sciences Program, will be responsible for clinical and academic matters within the Program, for providing institutional leadership on issues related to Brain Sciences and for ensuring effective and efficient program operations. Candidates must hold an MD and have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, or equivalent qualifications and should be qualified to hold a full-time clinical academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in an appropriate clinical department at the University of Toronto. Equally important will be the vision to continue integration with Sunnybrook's programs and strategic priorities as well as with our broader community; excellent interpersonal skills; strong leadership capabilities; experience and knowledge regarding the recruitment of academic physicians; a record of peer-reviewed research, of leadership in undergraduate, postgraduate, fellowship, continuing medical education or patient education, or of leadership in model service delivery as a creative professional academic activity.

The Brain Sciences Program at Sunnybrook provides leadership in inventing the future of health care. Program management in the Health Sciences Centre is designed to facilitate collaboration and sharing of resources and expertise among cognate disciplines. This is especially applicable to disorders of the brain and mind that cross multiple medical departments, divisions and disciplines including the clinical departments of neurology, psychiatry, geriatric medicine, neurosurgery and ophthalmology. Critical support services include: neuroimaging, neuropathology, neuropsychology, and neurophysiology. Neurodegenerative disorders (dementias), vascular brain disease, traumatic brain injury, brain cancer and mood and anxiety disorders are examples of conditions that call for a multidisciplinary approach and do not respect the traditional boundaries of medical departments.

Sunnybrook plays a leadership role in the Ontario health care system and in caring for its community through eight comprehensive programs: Holland Musculoskeletal; Brain Sciences; Odette Cancer Centre; Women and Babies; Schulich Heart Centre; Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care; St. John's Rehabilitation Program; and Veterans and Community. Sunnybrook has identified four strategic priorities in: Trauma, Cancer, Heart and Stroke, and High-Risk Maternal and Newborn Health. Sunnybrook is 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 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, developing innovations in care for more than one million patients annually, and passionate about providing rewarding educational experiences for more than 2,000 students each year.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (range $250,000-$350,000).

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. First consideration will be given to applications received by March 5, 2014. To explore this exciting challenge further, interested applicants may direct enquiries and submit their CV in confidence to the address shown below.

Ms. Pamela Griffith-Jones, Chair, Search Committee, C/O Ms. Rajni Sandhu, Secretary, Search Committee, Office of Medical Professional Practice, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room DG 29, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5 Canada. Email:

The search will remain open until filled.

For more information about Sunnybrook, please visit our website at

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: Faculty of Medicine
Hospital Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jan 31, 2014
Job Closing: Mar 5, 2014 Open Until Filled