Applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Medical Imaging in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate must hold, or be eligible for, an academic appointment at the rank of Full Professor and for clinical appointment at a fully-affiliated hospital, as appropriate. The appointment as Chair will be for a 5-year term effective July 1, 2022, renewable following a favourable review.
The successful candidate must be a scholar, experienced clinician and innovator. In addition to a record of excellence in research, creative professional activity and teaching, the Chair will possess outstanding leadership, management and communication skills, enabling leadership of a large department distributed across many fully- and community-affiliated hospitals. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary—in addition to creative approaches to person-centered, empathy-informed problem-solving. They will be committed to excellence in education and have a track record of successful collaborative and inclusive leadership. The Chair will have a sophisticated understanding of forging collaborative relationships in the public and private sectors and utilizing effective strategies to build and sustain effective partnerships locally, nationally and internationally. The Chair will bring an inclusive vision and be deeply committed to practically implementing the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity and accessibility (EDIIA) in teaching, mentorship, research collaborations, faculty development, alumni engagement and in developing a future vision of the Department. The Chair will oversee over the promotion and implementation of strategic priorities; recruitment, development and retention of faculty; fostering of collaborations with internal and external partners; and education and research programs in a geographically-dispersed department. Experience in both in alumni relationship-building and successful fundraising would be an asset. The successful candidate must have the vision and ability to take the Department of Medical Imaging to an even higher level of academic achievement and recognition.
The Department of Medical Imaging’s deep and rich tradition of academic excellence and innovation date back to 1920. The Department is one of the largest Medical Imaging departments in North America, traversing four major academic imaging departments spanning six fully-affiliated hospitals in addition to a number of community-affiliated hospitals. It is comprised of over 300 faculty members and clinical scientists. The Department is responsible for medical imaging teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum and oversees the Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, and Nuclear Medicine residency programs with an approximate enrollment of 73 trainees; its fellowship program is the largest in North America, with over 120 fellows from 29 countries annually. The Advanced Imaging and Education Centre provides workshops incorporating (computed tomography) courses in cardiac, neurological, abdominal and vascular imaging.
In 2021, the Department was ranked ninth in the world for departments of radiology, nuclear medicine and medical imaging by the US News and World Report. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Toronto 5th in the world for clinical and health and 2nd among North American public institutions (after the University of California, Berkley). Spanning the basic, clinical and rehabilitation sciences, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals and research institutes form one of the largest research enterprises in North America. The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) is one of the top five clusters of academic medicine in North America.
The successful candidate must have a medical degree and the equivalent of a Canadian Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Fellowship in medical imaging. They will be eligible for academic appointment to the rank of Full Professor. The preferred hospital site for the Chair’s clinical activities will be negotiated with the successful candidate and be at one of the Department’s fully-affiliated sites—the Joint Department of Medical Imaging (including Sinai Health System, University Health Network, Women's College Hospital), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children and Unity Health Toronto: St. Michael's Hospital.
Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested individuals must submit a (1) letter of interest, (2) statement on contributions to EDIIA [300-word maximum] and (3) CV to [email protected]. Examples of contributions to EDIIA include faculty and/or leadership development initiatives; development of inclusive pedagogies; research, scholarship and/or teaching with a focus on underrepresented and historically marginalized communities; public engagement activities that reach out to marginalized communities; mentoring of students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups.
Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference—on letterhead, signed and dated—to be sent directly by the referee to [email protected] by the closing date.
The closing date for this position is Tuesday January 4, 2022.
For detailed information on the Department of Medical Imaging, visit www.medical-imaging.utoronto.ca. The Department of Medical Imaging is located at 263 McCaul Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W5, CANADA.
If you have questions about this position, contact Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at [email protected].