Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto


Professor of Medicine

Date Posted: 08/14/2023
Closing Date: 09/18/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 33454
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: Sinai Health System
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



The Department of Surgery, Sinai Health System (SHS), a University of Toronto (U of T) teaching hospital, is seeking applicants for the inaugural Sokolowski Chair in Uro-Oncological Research. The successful candidate must hold an active staff appointment at SHS, as well as an academic appointment within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, U of T, at the rank of Full Professor. The term of the Chair position is 5 years with the opportunity for one 5-year renewal following a successful review. Applications will be accepted until September 18th, 2023. Position start date is November 1, 2023, or a mutually agreed upon date.


The Sokolowski Chair in Uro-Oncological Research will develop and lead both clinical and translational research that supports strategies to prevent, diagnose and treat bladder and prostate cancer. The role will involve active leadership, nationally and internationally, to advance research strategies to improve outcomes for patients with bladder and prostate cancer. The Chair holder will have demonstrated a track record of excellence in international and multidisciplinary research in both clinical and translational efforts related to bladder and prostate cancer. Through research and scholarly activities, the Chair holder will position SHS as a global leader in knowledge generation and translation in the area of uro-oncology.


Applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds, with an international reputation in their field, are encouraged. We welcome applicants working in both clinical and translational research domains spanning population health and molecular mechanisms in uro-oncology, and specifically bladder and prostate cancer. The successful candidate must have a strong research focus and hold either an MD or a PhD in a related discipline with significant expertise in uro-oncology research. If a practicing clinician, they must hold licensure in the province of Ontario. The candidate’s excellence in scholarly achievement should be evidenced by international collaborations and peer-reviewed publications in leading journals. A track record of collaborative science, productivity, excellence and leadership is essential.


The Chair holder’s remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Chair will be based at Sinai Health System, and if the Chair holder is a clinician, he/she is expected to be a member of the SHS academic practice plan and will be entitled to additional support commensurate with academic and clinical activities.


Applications will be accepted until September 18th, 2023. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, and a letter of reference and curriculum vitae via e-mail to:


Dr Jay Wunder

Surgeon-in-Chief, Sinai Health System

c/o Deanna Clarke, Administrative Assistant to Dr Jay Wunder                                


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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.

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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.

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