Associate / Full Professor - National Sanitarium Association (NSA) Chair in Respiratory Rehabilitat

Jun 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Associate / Full Professor - National Sanitarium Association (NSA) Chair in Respiratory Rehabilitation Research - 1802531

The Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and West Park Healthcare Centre invite applications for the National Sanitarium Association (NSA) Chair in Respiratory Rehabilitation Research for a term of five years. There is a possibility of renewal contingent upon successful performance review. The appointment and re-appointment process of the Chair will follow the University of Toronto Policy on Endowed and Limited Term Chairs, Professorships, Distinguished Scholars and Program Initiatives. The successful applicant must currently hold, or be eligible for, an academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. The anticipated start date is October 1, 2018 or earlier.

The University of Toronto is a premier academic centre for respirology and rehabilitation sciences in Canada, with a portfolio of activities that encompass excellence in clinical practice, education, and research. West Park Healthcare Centre is a University of Toronto affiliated specialized rehabilitation and complex continuing care hospital located in Toronto, Canada. The Centre is an innovator in complex care through an applied clinical research program that translates to the bedside "a meaningful impact on clinical practice, patients and caregivers". It provides a number of highly specialized provincial, regional and local programs, such as long-term ventilation and tuberculosis care, and a broad range of inpatient, ambulatory and outpatient services in the fields of respiratory, amputee, neurological, musculoskeletal and geriatric medicine. The campus sits on 27 acres of land and is a 470-bed facility. Annually, the Centre receives approximately 65,000 outpatient visits and 1,500 inpatient admissions from hospitals within and outside of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (Toronto Central LHIN), including direct-from-community referrals. The Centre's mission is to "enhance lives, inspire hope and encourage independence through caring relationships, leading practices, specialized services and partnership" with a vision to provide "exemplary care inspired by innovation and exceptional performance".

The successful candidate will play a vital role in championing and advancing the program of respiratory rehabilitation research at the Centre and interaction with national and international research networks. S/he will be expected to build on the profile and program of respiratory rehabilitation research, as a means to innovate care delivery that further positions the Centre as a leading academic health sciences campus in applied clinical rehabilitation research. The position requires graduate teaching responsibilities such as supervision of doctoral stream students, mentorship of postdoctoral fellows and more junior investigators. We expect that the Chair holder will provide opportunities for this at a senior scientist level, where appropriate.

This position will come with academic appointment association with the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

The successful candidate must hold one of the following qualifications: either a medical degree and have, or be eligible for, licensure in Ontario; or a PhD, or equivalent, who currently holds an academic appointment at the University, with clinical experience and registration or licensure in a relevant healthcare discipline. In addition, the successful candidate must currently hold, or be eligible for full membership in the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto.

The candidate will demonstrate evidence of an exceptional research track record through external funding and peer reviewed publications in the field of respiratory rehabilitation research. S/he must also demonstrate achievement of scientific recognition (awards, distinctions and honours) at the national and international level and therefore must be at minimum, at the mid-career level. Documentation of outstanding teaching performance and track record in interdisciplinary graduate student mentorship and supervision in rehabilitation science is also required. As a senior scientist, the candidate should demonstrate successful mentorship of postdoctoral fellows and more junior scientists. The candidate must also possess excellent collaboration skills, communication skills and demonstrate experience in collaborating with a multidisciplinary team.

Applications will be accepted until August 7, 2018.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by forwarding a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names of three references in PDF form to Dr. Angela Colantonio, Chair, NSA Chair Search and Review Committee, via email: [email protected]. All inquiries and applications regarding this position will be treated in strict confidence.

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For more information about the Department of Medicine, please visit

The University of Toronto and West Park Healthcare Centre are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, 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: To Be Determined
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jun 8, 2018
Job Closing: Aug 07, 2018, 11:59pm EDT


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