Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Spine Neurosurgery
University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor -Spine Neurosurgery

Date Posted: 06/29/2021
Closing Date: 08/30/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 7353
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is inviting applications for an academic full time faculty neurosurgeon with fellowship training in spine surgery. The successful candidate should have a strong track-record of research productivity and clinical training with a focus on trauma and minimally invasive/image-guided approaches to spine surgery.

The effective date of this appointment is flexible, tentatively aiming for July 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will join an academic Division of Neurosurgery with a focus on spine trauma and spine oncology. It is expected that the candidate will focus most of their clinical activity on spine surgery with the remaining focus on emergency neurosurgery. In keeping with the academic focus of the Division and the Department of Surgery, the recruit will commit at least 50% of their time to formal academic activities.

The successful candidate should have graduate level training in a relevant area of research that is aligned with Sunnybrook Research Institute’s programs or platforms in evaluative clinical sciences, biological sciences or the physical sciences ( Preference will be given to candidates with PhD-level training focusing on health services as it relates to spinal trauma and/or spinal cord injury. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research profile and contribute to the academic mission of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. As a member of the Department of Surgery and the University of Toronto, the candidate is expected to participate in education of learners at all levels.

The candidate must be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor at the University of Toronto. Certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is required.

The successful candidate will be cross-appointed to the Division of Spine Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. This Division reflects expertise from both orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery, creating a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration and productivity.

Our Division is built upon strong collegial relationships with values that reflect high expectations of professionalism, thus being a team player, a strong collaborator and caring physician are essential attributes for successful candidate.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is home to the Tory Regional Trauma Centre is Canada’s largest trauma centre and fulfills a critical role in the region, serving all of South Central Ontario. It is also home to the Odette Cancer Centre, the sixth largest cancer centre in North America.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is one of the fastest growing hospital-based research enterprises in Canada with well-established programs in basic and applied research, conducting over $100 million in research each year with a reputation for innovation and a focus on precision medicine.

Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and the names of three references by Aug 30, 2021 to:

Dr. Farhad Pirouzmand

Division Head, Neurosurgery

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

University of Toronto

For more information about the Department of Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, please visit and

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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 is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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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