Assistant/Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Toronto



Assistant/Associate Professor of Medicine

Date Posted: 10/25/2023
Closing Date: 11/30/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 34584
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Paediatrics
Hospital Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



The Department of Critical Care Medicine, Division of Cardiac Critical Care at the Hospital for Sick Children is inviting applications for the position of full-time Cardiac Intensivist.  The effective date of this appointment is March 1st, 2024 (negotiable).


We are looking for a candidate with an interest and drive to push forward the field of pediatric cardiac ICU.  The candidate must hold an MD, MBBS or equivalent, must be able to function proficiently in English and must have training and extensive clinical experience in paediatric cardiac critical care.  Responsibilities include full-time equivalent clinical pediatric cardiac critical care practice, research, education, and administrative responsibilities as required by a Staff Physician in the Department of Critical Care Medicine.  Evidence of excellence in teaching and research or other scholarly work is required.  Diverse trajectories of academic focus welcome.


The successful candidate must be committed to a career as an academic clinician. The candidate must be eligible for academic appointment at the University of Toronto. The candidate must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent, and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.  Medical staff appointments in the Department and at The Hospital for Sick Children are aligned with faculty classifications at the University of Toronto and as specified by the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN).


The children and families we care for are diverse, and so are our employees. All are welcome to join our unique organizational culture and be part of our inclusive team.

The Division of Cardiac Critical Care is currently comprised of 8 physicians and is responsible for the comprehensive care for all patients admitted to the Cardiac Critical Care Unit, including mechanical support of the circulation.  Clinical responsibilities may also include participation in other collaborative teams within the Labatt Family Heart Centre depending on interests, experience, and qualifications.


SickKids, located at 555 University Avenue in downtown Toronto, is among the largest children’s hospital in North America and has a long history of excellence in clinical care, research, and education. SickKids is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is located adjacent to the University campus and to numerous specialty hospitals and biomedical research institutes. It is an exciting time at SickKids as we execute our campus redevelopment project, including a new state-of-the-art acute care hospital tower.

Toronto is a vibrant and multicultural city, having been named the 2nd most diverse city in the world by the UN, with over 51% of its residents born outside of Canada and home to over 230 ethnic groups, which is reflected in the city’s neighborhood food scene and talents in key sectors like life science, finance, information, and communications technology. It is currently the fourth largest city in North America and boasts a safe, livable, downtown area with excellent housing, schools, and university access. It is consistently ranked as a top travel spot and internationally ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities. World famous lake and wilderness country and year-round outdoor recreation are easily accessible, as are two hub airports for regional or international travel.  Remuneration will be between the range of $266,000 - $380,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Periodic billing overage distributions may be received over and above base salary. 


Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a one-page statement of interest and curriculum vitae via email to:

Dr. Roxanne Kirsch,Division Head, Cardiac CCU,Department of Critical Care Medicine,SickKids Hospital, 555 University Avenue,Toronto, ON   M5G 1X8 CanadaEmail:


The Department recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have influenced their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. The Department further supports an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Nella Perri, Business Operations Manager,


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. 

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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