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Assistant/Associate/ Full Professor- Paediatric General & Thoracic Surgery

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Assistant/Associate/ Full Professor- Paediatric General & Thoracic Surgery

Date Posted: 02/23/2024
Closing Date: 04/12/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 36142
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Division of General and Thoracic Surgery within the Departments of Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto are inviting applications for a permanent full-time faculty paediatric general and thoracic surgeon, with expertise in Intestinal Failure to serve as the surgical co-director of the Group for Improvement of Intestinal Function and Treatment (GIFT). The effective date of the appointment is flexible, tentatively aiming for Fall of 2025.

The candidate is expected to function as a critical clinical and research member of the internationally renowned, multidisciplinary GIFT team. Additionally, the candidate will participate in full breadth of clinical general and thoracic surgery at SickKids alongside faculty partners, who are recognized as clinical and academic experts in fetal and neonatal surgery, gastrointestinal conditions, cancer, organ transplantation, the management of trauma, international surgery, innovative technologies, developmental biology, immunology, and global health. The candidate will also participate in clinics and day surgeries at Humber River Regional Hospital. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to leverage multidisciplinary, clinical, and basic science facilities that are available on the Hospital campus, including the 21-story Research Institute, and the University of Toronto’s Department of Surgery.

The successful candidate should possess strong leadership and communication skills. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. The candidate must be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. Demonstrated academic excellence in basic or clinical research in intestinal failure is required. Depending on qualifications, candidates will be eligible for appointment as a Surgeon-Scientist, Surgeon-Investigator. Candidates must be able to function proficiently in English and hold an M.D., or equivalent degree. The candidate must also be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or hold equivalent training and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Candidates must obtain an appropriate Visa, if applicable.

The Division of General and Thoracic Surgery, within the Department of Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is internationally recognized for its contributions to advancing clinical care in academic medicine. This is an exciting time for the Division and the Hospital under Division Head, Dr. Kasper Wang, who has reshaped the team in his vision since his arrival in December 2022. The successful candidates can anticipate fully protected time to pursue their academic goals. Applicants must have excellent clinical and surgical care skills for the vast and complex paediatric surgical disorders that present to SickKids. Applicants must also be committed to being fully participating members of high functioning interdisciplinary teams.

The Division of General and Thoracic Surgery is comprised of 10 full-time and two part-time academic paediatric surgeons providing medical and surgical care. In addition, the Division team includes:

  • Paediatric General Surgery Fellows who are fully trained general surgeons and are completing a two-year training program in paediatric general surgery.
  • Neonatal ICU Surgery Fellows who are fellows with various levels of training from senior general surgery residents to fully trained paediatric general surgeons and are completing a one-year training program in neonatal ICU care.
  • Paediatric Trauma Fellows who are fellows with various levels of training from senior general surgery residents to fully trained paediatric general surgeons and are completing a one-year training program in paediatric trauma care.
  • 9 nurse practitioners, who support general surgery, neonatal surgery, trauma, and ambulatory care.
  • The GIFT program is comprised of 3 full time pediatric gastroenterologists and additional team members, including:

  • GIFT fellow – a fully trained paediatric gastroenterologist or paediatric surgeon with an interest in intestinal failure.
  • 3 nurse practitioners and 1 RN, who support GIFT in and out-patient service.
  • 4 part-time dieticians, supporting the in and out-patient service of GIFT.
  • 2 full time research coordinators, available for all GIFT team members for research support
  • Commensurate with qualifications and experience, remuneration will be in the range of $400,000 to $500,000 CAD per year for 40 hours of work per week plus on call responsibilities, to which will be added an equal distribution of billing overages. Support for relocation expenses will be offered.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a one-page statement of interest (which includes the names and contact information for 3 referees) and curriculum vitae, in PDF format, via email to:

    Dr. Kasper Wang

    Chair of the Search Committee

    555 University Avenue

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8


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