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Lecturer / Assistant / Associate Professor - Psychiatrist, Addictions Psychiatry

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Lecturer / Assistant / Associate Professor - Psychiatrist, Addictions Psychiatry

Date Posted: 07/19/2022
Closing Date: 08/23/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 25936
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Psychiatry
Hospital Affiliation: Unity Health Toronto - St. Michael's
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Psychiatry, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital, are seeking to recruit an Addictions Psychiatrist. The successful candidate will have an academic position description of Clinician-Teacher, -Investigator, or -Educator, and must be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant or Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Effective start date is September 12, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

St. Michael’s Hospital – one of the sites of the Unity Health Toronto healthcare network – is a fully-affiliated University of Toronto teaching and research institution in the heart of downtown Toronto. Our hospital, along with University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, are seeking to recruit a full-time Addictions Psychiatrist to the Mental Health and Addictions Service.

The successful candidate must hold a Medical Degree and be eligible for certification in Psychiatry by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and have or be eligible of independent licensure in Ontario. Applicants are required to have completed fellowship training in Addictions or have equivalent experience and recognized certification.

St. Michael’s Hospital - one of the sites of the Unity Health Toronto healthcare network – is a fully-affiliated University of Toronto teaching and research institution in the heart of downtown Toronto. St. Michael’s Hospital serves a diverse community, often caring for the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals. The Hospital and Department are committed to providing care that is accessible to all and accountable to the values of equity, inclusion and anti-racism. Health care services for people who use drugs is an integral part of the work in the Mental Health and Addictions Service and across the hospital.

The ideal candidate will have exemplary clinical skills, be equipped to work in an active interdisciplinary clinical environment and be dedicated to the highest quality of patient care. Clinical responsibilities will include participating in the Rapid Access Addictions Medicine clinic or the Addictions Inpatient Consultation service and providing outpatient Concurrent Disorders consultation and follow-up care. There are opportunities for addictions research and joining leadership for policies that impact the care for patients across the hospital. As a full-time member of the Department, the candidate will provide Psychiatry on-call services as part of their clinical responsibilities.

The candidate will also have teaching responsibilities. The Department of Psychiatry has a strong tradition in the integration of clinical, teaching and research excellence. Dedication to learner education and involvement in academic activities are essential components of this position.

Remuneration will be based on fees for service, available sessional and stipends and the Academic Trust Fund.

Applications will be accepted until August 23, 2022, or until the position is filled.

Interested Candidates can submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Karen Shin, interim Chief-of Psychiatry,

St. Michael’s Hospital

[email protected]

For more information on the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry, please visit For more information about St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, please visit

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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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