Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Paediatrics
University of Toronto

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Paediatric

Date Posted: 05/06/2024
Closing Date: 06/11/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 37034
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 Division of General and Thoracic Surgery, within the Department of Surgery, at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Liver Transplant Program at the University Health Network/Ajmera Transplant Centre, and the University of Toronto are inviting applications for a permanent full-time faculty position for a liver transplant surgeon with a focus on pediatric liver transplantation and pediatric HPB surgeryThe effective date of the appointment is flexible, tentatively aiming for Spring of 2025.


This full-time faculty position requires strong leadership, teaching, and research capabilities, as well as expertise in pediatric or general surgery with certification in abdominal organ transplantation. The successful candidate will contribute to SickKids' renowned clinical care and research efforts and play a vital role in UHN's leading Pediatric Liver Transplant team. They will have access to top-notch facilities and resources to support their academic pursuits. Responsibilities include providing exceptional clinical care for pediatric surgical conditions, active participation in interdisciplinary teams, and advancing research in liver transplantation.


The successful candidate should possess communication skills. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. Depending on qualifications, candidates will be eligible for appointment as a Surgeon-Scientist, or Surgeon-Investigator at the rank of Assistant/Associate, or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. Required qualifications include an M.D. or equivalent degree, residency training in pediatric or general surgery with specialist certification in abdominal organ transplantation. The candidate must qualify for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or hold international equivalent certification, and for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Candidates must obtain an appropriate Visa, if applicable. Candidates must be able to function proficiently in English. Applicants must have excellent clinical and surgical care skills for the vast and complex paediatric surgical disorders that present to SickKids. Advanced experience in pediatric liver transplantation and HPB surgery will be considered as an asset. Applicants must also be committed to being fully participating members of high functioning interdisciplinary teams.


The Division of General and Thoracic Surgery at SickKids, is internationally recognized for its contributions to advancing clinical care in academic medicine. This is an exciting time for the Division and the Hospital under Division Head, Dr. Kasper Wang, who has reshaped the team in his vision since his arrival in December 2022. The successful candidates can anticipate protected time to pursue their academic goals.


The candidate is also expected to function as an important clinical and research member of the internationally renowned, multidisciplinary Pediatric Liver Transplant team. Additionally, the successful candidate will be part of the deceased donor liver transplant program at the University Health Network/Ajmera Transplant Centre. The Liver Transplant program at the University Health Network (UHN) is one of the largest liver transplant programs in North America, internationally recognized for its innovation and excellence in living liver donation, transplant oncology, and organ resuscitation.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to leverage multidisciplinary, clinical, and basic science facilities that are available on the Hospital campus, including the 21-story Research Institute, and the University of Toronto’s Department of Surgery.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience, base remuneration will be in the range of $400,000 to $500,000 CAD per year for 35 hours of work per week, plus on call responsibilities to which an equal distribution of billing overages will be added. Support for relocation expenses will be offered.


Application Process

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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, via email to:


Dr. Kasper Wang

Chair of the Search Committee

555 University Avenue

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M5G 1X8



For more information about the Temerty Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery and the Sprott Department of Surgery, University Health Network, 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 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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