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Lecturer/Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Program Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilit...

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Lecturer/Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Program Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Date Posted: 05/08/2023
Closing Date: 06/30/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 31054
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Medicine
Hospital Affiliation:
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto is seeking applicants for the position of Program Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Applicants must hold a full-time clinical academic appointment at the University of Toronto. Preference will be given to applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor or above. The term of the Program Director (PD), PM&R appointment is five years with the possibility of one renewal following a successful review. Effective start date is July 1, 2023, or an alternative date as mutually agreed on with a transition/mentorship period prior to the start date.

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto is a dynamic and vibrant division, being central to the clinical care of complex patients at several major teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto as well as several community affiliated rehabilitation centres. The research, education, and clinical care in the Division is world-class, and the numerous hospital sites offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of training and research experiences in the field of PM&R.

The Program Director, PM&R is a leadership position, highly valued and pivotal to the overall success of the Department. The Program Director, PM&R is responsible for the overall conduct, organization and accountability of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada’s PM&R residency training program. The PD reports directly to the Departmental Division Director and the Vice-Chair, Education or his/her designate. The PD is also accountable to the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education.

The ideal candidate is a respected clinical teacher or educator and innovative leader with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with a strong career interest in education. A solid track record of educational scholarship and innovation would be a strong asset. S/he will ensure that residents are able to achieve the competencies of PM&R and that they are thoroughly prepared for their Royal College examinations and future careers as PM&R Specialists.

Applicants must hold an MD degree, be a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada PM&R Specialist or be eligible for certification in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure in Ontario.

The preferred hospital site for the Program Director’s clinical activities will be negotiated with the successful candidate and may be one of the following fully-affiliated University sites: Sinai Health Systems, including Bridgepoint; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) including St. John’s Rehab or University Health Network, including Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and its associated clinical sites. The Program Director for PM&R will receive an annual stipend from the Department of Medicine in the amount of $37,500 plus HST. The PD will have support from an administrative assistant and may use team workspace within the Department of Medicine.

Applications will be accepted until June 30th, 2023. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a letter of interest and up-to-date curriculum vitae to Manager of Academic Programs, c/o Dr. Arno Kumagai, Vice Chair Education at Note – the letter of intent should not only outline your strengths and leadership skills as they relate to this position but describe your vision for the program. If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact the Department Division Director, Dr. Larry Robinson at or the current Program Director, Dr. Lisa Becker at

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The Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto is one of the oldest and largest in North America with over 700 full-time faculty members distributed across six fully-affiliated teaching hospitals and the University campus. The Department is comprised of 19 Divisions, and approximately 800 postgraduate trainees and fellows. It is the largest research entity in Canada supported by more than $170 million in research funds. For more information about the Department of Medicine, please visit our website at:

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is comprised of 38 full-time, and 35 adjunct/part-time faculty members distributed across multiple sites in the Greater Toronto Area. The residency accepts 4 new residents each year and has a variety of fellowships that span multiple clinical areas. The division has a large research enterprise with over $11 million in research funds annually and more than 180 publications per year. For more information about the Division of PM&R, please visit our website at:

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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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.

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