Associate / Full Professor - Chief, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences

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Associate / Full Professor - Chief, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences

Date Posted: 10/01/2020
Closing Date: 11/30/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 1236
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences
Hospital Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, a fully affiliated academic health sciences facility of the University of Toronto, is inviting applications for its Chief, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences. The successful candidate will lead a dynamic, interprofessional team that is continuing to improve the quality of care and the patient and family experience, within a highly academic environment. Applicants must hold or be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment at the rank of Associate/Full Professor at the University of Toronto.

Sunnybrook has an ambitious vision to Invent the Future of Health Care. As a hospital leader, you will motivate and lead your team to achieve this vision through the implementation of Sunnybrook’s Strategic Plan. To learn more about our strategic plan, please visit

The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences has 10 full time, University of Toronto appointed staff. The clinical service handles over 60,000 visits annually. Surgical activity includes approximately 1,000 cases at Sunnybrook and over 1,400 cases at the Kensington Eye Institute. The Department is an important part of University of Toronto fellowships in Vitreo-retinal surgery, Glaucoma, and Neuro-Ophthalmology and is widely regarded as among the best fellowship training programs in North America and beyond. Our graduates are in practice and serve their communities all over the country and the world and bring renown and pride to the Sunnybrook and the University of Toronto names where they reside.

As a premier Academic Health Sciences Centre, 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. Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) is one of the fastest growing Canadian research enterprises with internationally acclaimed 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 and research experiences for more than 4,000 trainees each year.

Applicants will hold an MD and have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent qualification and be eligible for licensure in Ontario. The successful candidate will have the vision to advance integration with Sunnybrook strategic priorities as well as with the broader community; the commitment to forging partnerships with other institutions to support the development of integrated delivery systems; experience working in diverse populations; values inclusiveness, equity and diversity; strong leadership capabilities, significant experience as an effective mentor to trainees and faculty at all stages of career; a record of peer-reviewed research; leadership in undergraduate, postgraduate, fellowship, continuing medical education or patient education; and/or leadership in model service delivery as a creative professional academic activity.

Consideration of candidates will begin in November 2020. The search will remain open until the position is filled. To explore this exciting challenge further, interested applicants may direct enquiries and submit their CV and the names of three referees in confidence to the address shown below.

Mr. Galen Weston, Chair, Search Committee

c/o Ms. Rajni Sandhu

Office of Medical Professional Practice

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

2075 Bayview Avenue, Room DG29,

Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5

Email: [email protected]

Caution: This ad is “posted only” to the U of T affiliated hospital job board. Please see the information directly above for the application instructions; applications submitted via the “Apply Now” button on this page will NOT be considered for this position.

For more information about Sunnybrook and SRI visit our websites at and

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

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is 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.

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 [email protected].

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Posted: 10/3/2020
Application Due: 12/1/2020
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