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Assistant Professor- Hand Surgery

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Assistant Professor- Hand Surgery

Date Posted: 09/27/2021
Closing Date: 10/31/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 17303
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: UHN - Toronto Western Hospital
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Division of Plastic Surgery in the Sprott Department of Surgery at University Health Network is inviting applications for the position of an Academic Hand Surgeon. This appointment is for a full-time faculty position in the Hand Program within the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and the Surgery & Critical Care Program at University Health Network. The effective date of this appointment is December 1, 2021, but can be flexible, depending on the candidate.

The successful applicant will work within the Hand Program and will participate in the clinical care of upper extremity patients. Advanced training in hand, peripheral nerve and wrist surgery are required. Microsurgical training is required for on-call duties, as Toronto Western Hospital is a regional replantation centre.

The successful candidate should possess research skills through advanced training and have a publication track record. The candidate’s application should demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Preference will be given to applicants with a basic science or health services research interest, in order to add to the body of knowledge through original research. The candidate is expected to participate in medical student, resident, and hand surgery fellow education. A candidate with experience in an administrative role is preferred, but not required.

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

Salary will be between $400,000 - $500,000 (CND). This estimate is based on fee for service billings. Additional compensation may be provided commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UHN is comprised of the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education, and is Canada’s largest and leading clinical and research hospital. UHN is an academic institution affiliated with the University of Toronto and is recognized internationally for excellence in patient care, innovation, research and education. The Hand Program at Toronto Western Hospital is comprised of four full-time clinical faculty including orthopedic and plastic surgeons and two part - time faculty members offering non–operative upper extremity care and surgery for elective and traumatic upper extremity problems including replantation and microsurgery. A dedicated hand therapy service is on site.

Please submit a letter of interest along with the names of three referees, and curriculum vitae by October 31st, 2021 to:

Dr. Stefan Hofer

Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, 8N-865

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4

Email: [email protected]

For more information about the Temerty Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery and the Sprott Department of Surgery, University Health Network, please visit and

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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