Assistant Professor - Trauma Surgeon

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Assistant Professor - Trauma Surgeon

Date Posted: 04/23/2021
Closing Date: 05/30/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 3895
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Tory Regional Trauma Centre, the Division of General Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto are inviting applications for the position of a full-time trauma surgeon. Candidates must currently hold or be eligible for a University of Toronto full-time clinical academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The effective date for this appointment would be September 1, 2021.

We seek a full-time faculty general surgeon with fellowship training in trauma surgery. The successful candidate will fulfill an important educational role related to curriculum development, simulation, and crisis resource management and is expected to spend up to 50% of their time with this as their focus. The successful candidate will possess a strong track record and graduate level training in medical education. Evidence of excellence in teaching is required.

Clinically, the successful candidate will join an academic group providing comprehensive trauma care spanning the entire continuum, ranging from resuscitation, operative care, acute care in the ICU and ward, to rehabilitation and recovery. Our centre includes a strong resident and fellowship training program. There will be no opportunity for an elective surgical practice given the specific focus of this role.

The candidate must be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and for certification with the Royal College of Physicians, Surgeons of Canada and licensed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

The Tory Regional Trauma Centre is Canada’s largest trauma centre and fulfills a critical role in the region, serving all of South Central Ontario and providing learning opportunities for wide spectrum of trainees across several surgical specialties. The Centre is also a trauma training facility for the Canadian Forces and so candidates with experience in combat environments would be preferred.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is one of Canada’s leading clinical and research hospitals. Sunnybrook is a fully affiliated academic health sciences facility of the University of Toronto and home to one of the Universities three academies for undergraduate education. Sunnybrook has an international reputation for clinical excellence in research and is an acknowledged academic leader. The Sunnybrook Research Institute hosts well established programs in basic, applied and clinical research occupying over 250,000 square feet of state of the art infrastructure with annual peer reviewed grants of $75 million dollars.

Please submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three referees to:

Avery B. Nathens, MD

Director, Trauma Services and Surgeon-in-Chief

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

via email to: [email protected]

This job posting will remain open until May 30, 2021.

For more information on about Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery please visit our home pages at and

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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, LGBTQ2S+ 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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Job No:
Posted: 4/26/2021
Application Due: 6/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time