Assistant/Associate Professor – Keenan Professorship in Medical Discovery

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 06/01/2024

Closing Date: 07/16/2024, 11:59PM ET

Req ID: 37631

Job Category: Faculty – Clinical

Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Department: Dept of Surgery

Hospital Affiliation: Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Surgery, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital are seeking applications for the endowed Keenan Professorship in Medical Discovery at St. Michael’s Hospital-Unity Health Toronto. This is a joint University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital Professorship, which is for a 5-year term (renewable once following a review process). The successful candidate must be an Scientist employed at Unity Health Toronto (Status-Only Scientists are not eligible), and be affiliated with any Faculty at the University of Toronto. Applicants are expected to lead an innovative, independent, competitive, and externally funded research program of international caliber. The tentative start date of this appointment is August 1, 2024 or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate will be a recognized researcher with an established research program in wet-bench, fundamental discovery science, preferably in the field of nanomedicine. An ideal candidate would have experience with the development of nanoparticles and testing their application to address complex health challenges. The Professorship will lead a world-class program of impactful research and innovation that contributes to the strategic goals and aligns with Unity Health’s research priority of Organ Injury and Repair. Consideration will be given to the applicant’s record of scholarly activity (including grants and awards, peer-reviewed publications, community/patient engagement and collaborations locally, nationally and internationally as well as supervision of graduate students and fellows). The successful applicant must hold a PhD degree, or MD degree, as well as a record of excellence in scholarship in this area.

The Professorship will provide approximately $75,000/year for 5 years, which will be used to offset the salary support of the incumbent. Any remaining funds may be used to support the academic activities of the incumbent, which may include research operations and education events.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a 2-page outline of their academic program (including research productivity, training activities and academic prominence), and contact information for 3 referees. Applications must be sent via email by July 16, 2024 to:

Dr. Ori D. Rotstein, MD

Vice President, Research & Innovation,

Unity Health Toronto

[email protected] and copied to:

Elizabeth Huggins, Faculty Office Specialist

[email protected]

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