Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor – Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 06/11/2024

Closing Date: 07/26/2024, 11:59PM ET

Req ID: 37860

Job Category: Faculty – Clinical

Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Department: Dept of Surgery

Hospital Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is inviting applications for a full time academic Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in lower extremity reconstruction, plus or minus management of paediatric bone tumors. The effective date of this appointment is as soon as possible.

Responsibilities include clinical, scholarly, and administrative duties, as required. The clinical component of the position will include a substantial commitment to the care of children with lower extremity deformities. An appropriate candidate may choose to focus on a particular child population, including but not limited to children with congenital limb deficiencies, foot disorders, hip conditions, benign and malignant tumors, or similar conditions requiring complex orthopaedic care in children with concomitant diagnoses. Other clinical duties include participation in the emergency Orthopaedic call schedule at SickKids. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. The candidate should have a strong academic background and is expected to complement the Division’s scholarly productivity. A scholarly focus on research, education, or global health is welcome. Clinical and scholarly time allocation will be negotiated based upon the candidate’s qualifications, scholarly productivity, and academic plan. All candidates must be able to function proficiently in English, hold an MD, MBBS, or the equivalent.

The successful candidate should be a recently qualified fellowship trained surgeon with outstanding potential, or an established surgeon with an international reputation. The candidate will provide effective and collaborative leadership at the hospital, provincial, national and international level. Start-up support and mentorship will be provided for the successful candidate. The candidate must be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor at the University of Toronto and be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Candidates must obtain an appropriate Visa, if applicable.  

Our division is comprised of nine full-time and two part-time academic surgeons, five paediatric orthopaedic fellows, as well as orthopaedic residents on rotation. We are well supported by advance practice physiotherapists, nurse practitioners, orthopaedic technologists and administrative staff. 

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, base remuneration will be in the range of $352,614 – $500,000 for 35 hours work per week plus on call responsibilities, to which an equal distribution of billing overages will be added. Support for relocation expenses may be offered.

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. SickKids, located at 555 University Avenue in downtown Toronto, is among the largest children’s hospitals 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 neighbourhood food scene along with its fifteen Michelin-starred restaurants 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.  

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a one-page statement of interest (which includes the names and contact information for 3 referees) and curriculum vitae, in PDF format, by July 26, 2024, via email to: 

Dr. Andrew Howard

Chair of the Search Committee

555 University Avenue

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8

E-mail: [email protected]

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