Chair and Full Professor in Radiation Oncology
University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Chair and Full Professor, Dept. of Radiation Oncology

Date Posted: 04/29/2022
Closing Date: 06/15/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 23920
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept. of Radiation Oncology
Hospital Affiliation:
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate must hold, or be eligible for, an academic appointment at the rank of Full Professor and a clinical appointment at a fully-affiliated hospital. The appointment as Chair will be for a 5-year term effective January 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter, renewable for a second term following a favourable review.

In addition to being a scholar, experienced clinician, educator and innovator, the successful candidate must be an effective communicator with a track record of collaborative and inclusive leadership. The candidate must demonstrate a deep understanding and track record of multidisciplinary collaboration with other radiation professionals. To lead a large department distributed across many affiliated hospitals, the Chair will bring a record of excellence in research, creative professional activity and education, and possess outstanding leadership, management and communication skills.  Strong interpersonal skills and empathy-informed problem solving are necessary to cultivate collaborative relationships in the public and private sectors. Effective strategies are required to build and sustain partnerships locally, nationally and internationally.

The Chair will bring an inclusive vision and be deeply committed to implementing the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity and accessibility (EDIIA) and professional values—in teaching, mentorship, research collaborations, faculty development, alumni engagement and in developing a future vision for the Department. The Chair will oversee the promotion and implementation of strategic priorities; recruitment, development and retention of faculty; collaborations with internal and external partners; and education and research programs in the geographically-dispersed Department. Experience in alumni relationship building and successful fundraising will be assets. The successful candidate must have the vision and ability to take the Department of Radiation Oncology to an even higher level of academic achievement and recognition.

The Department and its affiliated academic hospitals and radiation treatment programs comprise one of the largest and most productive academic radiation medicine programs worldwide. The Department has established academic programs and partnerships with local hospitals, government organizations, national associations and universities. Department research is conducted in collaboration with other University of Toronto clinical and basic science departments and external partners, including national and international clinical trial groups, Ontario Health and industry partners. The research spans the full spectrum from fundamental biological studies through translational biology and physics to clinical trials, health service and education research. On the international front, faculty members participate in an extensive network of collaborations across the continents of the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

With over 180 faculty members that include radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, biologists and educators, the Department offers educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. It is the academic base for six radiation oncology cancer centres across southern Ontario and the Michener Institute of Education at the University Health Network. The joint University of Toronto and Michener Institute Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiation Sciences Program focusses on one of three professional streams: Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology, Radiation Therapy and Radiological Technology. The Department is also home to two residency programs (Medical Physics and Radiation Oncology) and a fellowship program. The CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics residency program operates at five sites and is one of the largest programs in Canada. The Radiation Oncology fellowship program is the largest of its kind in the country, attracting top global talent; at present, enrollment comprises 35 fellows from 16 countries.

Times Higher Education ranks the University of Toronto 5th in the world for clinical and health and 2nd among North American public institutions for clinical, preclinical and health programs. Spanning the basic, clinical and rehabilitation sciences, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals and research institutes form one of the largest research enterprises in North America. The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) is one of the top five clusters of academic medicine in North America.

The successful candidate must have a medical degree and the equivalent certification in Radiation Oncology by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, as well as a relevant advanced degree or certification in Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics or related disciplines, Radiation Therapy or Biology. They will hold, or be eligible for, an academic appointment at the rank of Full Professor. The preferred fully-affiliated hospital site—Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre or University Health Network—for the Chair’s clinical activities will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested individuals must submit a (1) letter of interest, (2) statement on contributions to EDIIA [300-word maximum] and (3) CV to Examples of contributions to EDIIA include faculty and/or leadership development initiatives; development of inclusive pedagogies; research, scholarship and/or teaching with a focus on underrepresented and historically marginalized communities; public engagement activities that reach out to marginalized communities; mentoring of students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference—on letterhead, signed and dated—to be sent directly by the referee to by the closing date. 

The closing date for this position is Wednesday June 15, 2022.

For detailed information on the Department of Radiation Oncology visit The Department of Radiation Oncology is located at 149 College Street, Suite 504, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1P5, CANADA.

If you have questions about this position, contact Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at

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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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