Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Program Director, Palliative Medicine

  • University of Toronto
  • St George St, Downtown Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 16 Jan, 2023
Full time Faculty - Medicine

Job Description

Date Posted: 12/02/2022
Closing Date: 02/03/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 28770
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Medicine
Hospital Affiliation:
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto is seeking applicants for the position of Program Director, Palliative Medicine. Applicants must be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment at the University of Toronto. Successful completion of the Continuing Faculty Appointment Review (CFAR) is required. Preference will be given to applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor or above. The term of the Program Director (PD), Palliative Medicine appointment is five years with the possibility of one renewal following a successful review. Effective start date is February 1, 2023, or an alternative date as mutually agreed on with a transition/mentorship period prior to the start date.

The Division of Palliative Medicine at the University of Toronto is a dynamic and vibrant division, being central to the clinical care of complex patients at all of the major teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto. The research, education, and clinical care in the Division is world-class, and the numerous hospital sites offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of training and research experiences in the field of Palliative Medicine.

The Program Director, Palliative Medicine is a leadership position, highly valued and pivotal to the overall success of the Department. The Program Director, Palliative Medicine is responsible for the overall conduct, organization and accountability of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada’s Palliative Medicine residency training program. The PD reports directly to the Vice-Chair, Education or his/her designate and the Departmental Division Director. The PD is also accountable to the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education.

The ideal candidate is a respected clinical teacher and innovative leader with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with an interest in education scholarship. A solid track record of scholarship and innovation would be a strong asset. They will ensure that residents are able to achieve the competencies of Palliative Medicine and that they are thoroughly prepared for their Royal College examinations and future careers as Palliative Medicine Subspecialists.Applicants must hold an MD degree, be a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Palliative Medicine specialist or be eligible for certification in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and have or be eligible for licensure in Ontario.

The preferred hospital site for the Program Director’s clinical activities will be negotiated with the successful candidate and be one of the following fully-affiliated University sites:  Sinai Health Systems, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC), St. Michael’s Hospital or University Health Network. The Program Director for Palliative Medicine will receive an annual stipend from the Department of Medicine in the amount of $22,500 plus HST. The PD will have support from an administrative assistant and use team workspace within the Department of Medicine.

Applications will be accepted until January 6, 2023.

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a letter of interest, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three referees to:

Dr. Arno Kumagai, Vice Chair Education


Note – the letter of intent should not only outline your strengths and leadership skills as they relate to this position but describe your vision for the program. If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact the Department Division Director Dr. Ebru Kaya at

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.

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:

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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Job Type

Academic / Faculty

Department / Faculty


Category Type for Academic Jobs (i.e. Lecturer)

Assistant Professor