Job Posting: Associate / Full Professor – Faculty Lead - Valuing the Clinician Teacher, Department of Medicine

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Associate / Full Professor – Faculty Lead - Valuing the Clinician Teacher, Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto is seeking applicants for the position of Faculty Lead - Valuing the Clinician Teacher. The Department of Medicine (DoM) is committed to ensuring an inclusive culture where all of its members feel a sense of belonging, where there is recognition and support for their well-being and equity and where all are supported to achieve fulfillment and excellence across all stages of their career. The Faculty Lead – Valuing the Clinician Teacher will report jointly to the Vice Chairs Culture & Inclusion and Education. The term of the Faculty Lead - Valuing the Clinician Teacher appointment is three years with the possibility of one renewal following a successful review. Effective start date to be mutually agreed on with a transition/mentorship period prior to the start date.

The Department of Medicine recognizes diversity and inclusion as cornerstones to excellence in both academic and clinical realms.

Aligned with the strategic priorities of the Department, the Faculty Lead - Valuing the Clinician Teacher is expected to lead the Department in amplifying the means by which we recognize the scope and impact of Clinician Teachers. The Lead is expected to promote the tremendous value of this appointment as the cornerstone of our educational mission.


The Faculty Lead – Valuing the Clinician Teacher will be a full time clinical faculty member appointed to the Department of Medicine at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with an academic position description of Clinician Teacher. Applicants should be familiar with the role of Clinical Teachers in the department of medicine and have knowledge of and experience with senior promotion on the basis of sustained excellence in teaching.  The incumbent will maintain and enhance a community of practice for Clinician Teachers; foster greater understanding among our learners of the important role of Clinician Teachers and develop and promote pathways to achieve the requirements for full time academic appointment as a Clinician Teacher; with a view to increasing the proportion of Clinician Teachers who achieve the rank of Full Professor. In addition, it is expected the incumbent will work to enhance innovative approaches to honour and recognize our Clinician Teachers, including through local, provincial, national and international awards.

The ideal candidate is an effective communicator with an interest in fostering collaboration and building networks. S/he has demonstrated leadership experience and is supportive, personable and approachable.

The Faculty Lead - Valuing the Clinician Teacher will receive an annual stipend from the Department of Medicine in the amount of $30,000.

Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2021. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a letter of interest and up-to-date curriculum vitae to Dr. Arno Kumagai, Vice Chair Education c/o melanie.moscovitch@utoronto.ca . The letter of intent should outline your strengths and leadership skills as they relate to this position and describe your experience and interest in this initiative.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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: http://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca/