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Assistant Professor - Full-Time Psychiatrist (OCD and Related Disorders)

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Assistant Professor - Full-Time Psychiatrist (OCD and Related Disorders)

Date Posted: 08/24/2021
Closing Date: 09/29/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 14161
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Psychiatry
Hospital Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Psychiatry, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, a fully affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto, are seeking to recruit a full-time psychiatrist for the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre. This academic centre provides clinical service, research, and teaching for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders.

The successful candidate will have an academic position description of Clinician Teacher or Clinician Investigator and must be eligible for a full-time academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. The anticipated start date is November 1, 2021.

The incumbent in this position will provide expert clinical care, providing new consultations and delivering pharmacotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and narrative based therapy for OCD and related disorders. The successful candidate will also be responsible for teaching and supervising medical students, residents and fellows.

The successful candidate should possess strong clinical skills with a capacity for team building, multi-disciplinary collaboration and excellence in clinical care. The candidate will be a clinician-teacher/clinician-investigator responsible for clinical care with evidence of research experience and/or scholarly achievement. The candidate must have at least five years of clinical experience conducting in-person and virtual group-based and individual exposure and response prevention for severe OCD. The candidate must also have formal training in and expertise to deliver narrative based therapy for OCD and related disorders. Experience treating hoarding disorder with CBT is also expected.

The successful candidate must hold an MD degree, be eligible for psychiatry specialty certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and be eligible for a clinical academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.

Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a one-page statement of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three referees to Dr. Peggy Richter, Head, Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre at [email protected], and to Dr. Ari Zaretsky, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until September 29, 2021.

For more information about the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, please visit our website at

For more information about the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre, please see

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.

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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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