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Assistant Professor - Minimally Invasive General Surgery and Interventional Endoscopy

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Assistant Professor - Minimally Invasive General Surgery and Interventional Endoscopy

Date Posted: 07/08/2022
Closing Date: 08/31/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 25729
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 Division of General Surgery in the Sprott Department of Surgery at the University Health Network and the University of Toronto are inviting applications for a full-time faculty position as an academic General Surgeon at the level of Assistant Professor. The effective date of this position is January 1st, 2023.

The successful candidate will support the clinical programs and academic mission of University Health Network, which is an academic institution affiliated with the University of Toronto. The University Health Network is comprised of the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute. UHN is recognized internationally for excellence in patient care, innovation, research and education. The Division of General Surgery currently has 26 surgeons with expertise in various subspecialties.

The successful candidate will have completed a residency program in General Surgery as well as a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Advanced Interventional Endoscopy. The candidate will have demonstrated outstanding technical skills in minimally invasive surgery and therapeutic endoscopy such as endoscopic submucosal dissection, endoluminal stenting, and full-thickness resection. The ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and to teach trainees at all levels is essential. The candidate will hold, or be eligible for, licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The successful candidate will lead research academic initiatives focused on surgical education in minimally invasive surgery and advanced endoscopy and will hold a graduate degree (Masters or PhD). Evidence of strong academic commitment is required. Additionally, evidence of productivity, excellence, and the potential to become an international leader is essential. Start-up research support and mentoring will be provided.

Responsibilities will include general surgery call at the attending staff level, practical and didactic teaching of general surgery junior and senior residents, as well as General Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgery fellows. This position entails 20 to 30 hours of didactic undergraduate medical student teaching per year, in addition to supervision of 10 to 20 on-service medical students per year.

Starting salary will be between the range of $200,000.00 - $300,000.00, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This estimate is based on fee for service billings, in addition to support from the University Health Network Division of General Surgery practice plan.

Please submit a letter of intent, CV and the name of three referees by August 31st, 2022 to:
Allan Okrainec, MD, MHPE, FRCSC, FACS

Head, Division of General Surgery, UHN

Peter A. Crossgrove Chair in General Surgery

Toronto Western Hospital

8MP-RM 325 399 Bathurst St,

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 2S8

Questions and correspondence should be directed to: Massy Konteas; [email protected]; Voice: (416) 603-5224

For more information about the Temerty Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery, please visit our home page at

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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