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Assistant/Associate Professor - Thoracic Surgery

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Assistant/Associate Professor - Thoracic Surgery

Date Posted: 01/07/2022
Closing Date: 02/14/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 22061
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: University Health Network
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Sprott Department of Surgery at University Health Network (Toronto General Hospital) and the University of Toronto Department of Surgery are seeking applicants for the position of an academic thoracic surgeon. The effective date of this appointment is flexible, tentatively aiming for July 1, 2022.

University Health Network is a large quaternary care hospital, with state of the art facilities and advanced capabilities in the full spectrum of Thoracic Surgery. The Toronto Lung Transplant Program remains a world leader in this dynamic area of Thoracic Surgery.

The successful candidate will be a Thoracic Surgeon with substantial experience in thoracic surgical oncology with focus on esophageal cancer. Experience in lung transplantation and extra-corporeal life support would be an asset. The candidate will be expected to function as a Surgeon-Investigator, with 40-50% time protection for research. The candidate is expected to actively be involved in supervising students, residents and other clinical trainees.

The successful candidate will possess the following credentials:

    MD and advanced certification in Thoracic Surgery,Fellowship level experience in lung transplantation and esophageal surgical oncology,Previous full time research training, ideally with completion of an advanced graduate degree, A demonstrable vision in their field of research and commitment to establishment of an independent research-focused academic career, preferably in the area of health services research in thoracic surgery.A demonstrable clinical interest in thoracic surgical oncology, specifically esophageal surgical oncology, as well as lung transplantation and extracorporeal life support. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required.

The successful candidate will be eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. The successful candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and for certification with The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Interested applicants should email their curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a statement of interest, as well as the names, addresses and emails of 3 references by February 14, 2022 to:

Kazuhiro Yasufuku, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery, UHN

Professor and Chair, Division of Thoracic Surgery

University of Toronto

[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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