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full time Allergy & Immunology at The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID: 17233

Division Head – Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Paediatrics

Join our team and be part of our bold new strategy for Precision Child Health to usher in a new generation
of discovery, prevention, and treatment for children worldwide.

Effective January 1, 2023, the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology is seeking a full-time permanent faculty position as Head, Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Paediatrics, at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), 555 University Ave., Toronto, ON which is an academic health science centre dedicated to the care of children: affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Over the years, our faculty within Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, has created combined programs and teaching to deal with more complex issues of dysregulated immunity, and its clinical consequences. The cumulative expertise of these medical specialties will form the creation of a new Division for the Department of Paediatrics.

The Division offers internationally famous, comprehensive and accredited subspecialty residency programs. Trainees have come from all over Canada, and the world to pursue fellowships, with a strong clinical foundation as well as clinical translational, and basic research. Subspecialty advanced fellowships attract physicians, globally, for special training in immunodeficiency, lupus, vasculitis, autoinflammatory diseases, and dermatomyositis.

The Divisional clinical care programs encompass diagnosis and treatment of disorders of dysregulated immunity, with specialized clinics/programs for complex allergic diseases, oral immunotherapy, primary immune deficiencies spanning from newborn screening to post stem cell transplantation, childhood SLE, neonatal lupus, dermatomyositis, systemic juvenile arthritis, primary vasculitis, spondyloarthropathies, localized scleroderma, autoinflammatory diseases, as well as overlap syndromes in the fields of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology.

Dedicated to supporting the growing diversification and spectrum of specialized clinical services, this role also provides unique opportunities for creative and professional activities and innovative translational and basic research across a spectrum of disorders. Our new division will be home to world-leading researchers in the field of dysregulated immunity. Scientists in the division are supported by several endowed chairs and millions of dollars in publicly funded grants. Globally important research programs in inherited immunodeficiencies, allergy, autoinflammation, Kawasaki Disease and systemic lupus erythematosus, have been established over many years. The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Research Program has received generous philanthropic support and is an institutional priority in clinical and translational research.

The successful candidate will act as a key steward and mentor for our diverse faculty and trainees, be a key collaborator with our allied health and nursing partners, and an innovative partner to our scientists in our world-class Research Institute. By championing clinical services, education, and research discoveries, you will advance the interaction of childhood allergy, immunology, and rheumatology in the care of disorders of dysregulated immunity. The candidate will play a key strategic role to ensure the alignment of academic activities to the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

The successful applicant will hold a leadership role and will possess mentoring experience with a track record of academic and research excellence in the field of Immunology or Allergy or Rheumatology. The applicant will demonstrate vision for child and youth health and future vision regarding maximizing the potential of the combined Division.

The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto. Rank and salary ($250,000 to $350,000) per annum will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be eligible for a benefit package which includes medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, group insurance, pension plan, vision care, academic allowance, and a relocation package.

All candidates must be able to function proficiently in English, hold an MD, MBBS, or equivalent, and be certified or eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or have comparable qualifications. Candidates must hold, or be eligible for, licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae including a statement of research, education and clinical contribution, and names and addresses of three references no later than October 31, 2022 to Dr. Meredith Irwin, Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1X8: e-mail

For additional information regarding the Department of Paediatrics see This position will remain open until filled.

CAUTION: This ad is “posted only” to the U of T affiliated hospital job board. Please see the information directly above for the application instructions; applications submitted via the “Apply Now” button on this page will NOT be considered for this position.

The University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children are strongly committed to diversity within its community. Both institutions recognize systemic barriers that impact equity seeking groups. As such, we welcome applications from historically marginalized groups including Black, Indigenous, and Racialized people, women, LGBTQIA+, and/or persons with disabilities. The Department recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have influenced their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. The Department further supports an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Meagan Cameira, Executive Assistant to the Chair at or 416.613.6122.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only those applicants selected for the interview will be contacted.

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555 University Avenue 
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Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1X8 
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Published on 2022-09-25
Edited on 2022-09-25