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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Clinician Scientist, Family & Community Medicine

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Clinician Scientist, Family & Community Medicine

Date Posted: 05/22/2024
Closing Date: 06/30/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 37358
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Family & Community Medicine
Hospital Affiliation: Unity Health Toronto - St. Michael's
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto are seeking to recruit a Clinician Scientist. The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2025 or shortly thereafter.

St. Michael’s is Canada’s leading Catholic Academic Health Sciences Center, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is part of Unity Health Toronto, a network that includes St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Providence Healthcare. The St. Michael’s Department of Family and Community Medicine and Academic Family Health Team is a large dynamic and diverse group comprised of five Family Medicine clinics, all located in Toronto’s downtown core serving 50,000 patients. Our Department is strongly committed to the care of the inner-city population. Its mission is to improve health through advocacy, equity and world leading primary health care, teaching and research.

St. Michael’s is also home to the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, encompassing the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which integrates researchers, educators, and clinicians to advance patient care.

For information about the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto please visit

The successful Clinician Scientist candidate will be responsible for directing and supporting a research program including obtaining peer-reviewed grants as principal investigator, writing high impact peer-reviewed papers, supervising students at the graduate level, and presenting at local, national and international meetings. Engagement with patients, clinicians, and policy-makers in the research process is expected. We are seeking a candidate whose research program aims to improve patient care and health outcomes in Family and Community Medicine.


The successful candidate must hold an MD degree and College of Family Physicians of Canada certification in family medicine (or equivalent) and be eligible for licensing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. There is a strong preference for family physicians who can practice comprehensive family medicine at the St. Michael’s Department of Family and Community Medicine and Academic Family Health Team with the expectation that clinical care and clinical teaching will occupy 30% of their time and 70% will be protected research time.

A graduate degree or equivalent in health services research, epidemiology, a relevant social science or related fields is required. An outstanding record of accomplishment in research including grants, publications and presentations appropriate for career stage is required. Evidence of working with policy makers and/or teams across disciplines to answer complex health care questions and engagement of the end users of research is a critical asset. A commitment to social justice and equity is a critical attribute.

Compensation and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates are invited to forward a letter of interest including curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three referees via e-mail, no later than June 30, 2024 to:

Dr. Karen Weyman, Chief, Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital via

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.

Unity Health recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions due to personal circumstances can be part of an excellent academic record. Search committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments.

Unity Health Toronto’s commitment to anti-racism, equity and social accountability is essential to our ability to provide exceptional care experiences and to drive research and academic excellence. We encourage applications from qualified candidates and especially welcome applicants who are Indigenous, Black or racialized, persons with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQ2+, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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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 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.

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.

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