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full time Neurology at The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID: 17264

The Hospital for Sick Children and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Division Head, Neurology, 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.

The Division of Neurology is seeking a full-time permanent faculty position as Head, Neurology, 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 Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Achievements in our clinical and research integration agenda have led to a foundational philanthropic gift to create the Garry Hurvitz Centre for Brain & Mental Health, with a vision to leverage innovative programs in research, education and advocacy. The Head, Division of Neurology will also have the opportunity to be considered for a leadership role for the Hurvitz Centre for Brain & Mental Health and serve as a strategic advisor and steward of the philanthropic funds to achieve the Centre vision.

The Division’s specialized programs are organized around areas of subspecialty focus: epilepsy & neurophysiology, headache, movement disorders, neonatal neurology, neurohospitalist medicine, neuroinflammatory, neuromuscular, neurometabolic, as well as sleep and stroke.

The Division offers an internationally respected 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.

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 the neurological specialties. Globally important research programs continue to underpin the spectrum of research collaborations attracting funding for all aspects of neurosciences and mental health.

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. 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 improving neurological disorders. The applicant will demonstrate a vision for child and youth health and a strategy for maximizing the potential of the Division on an international level.

The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto. Rank and salary ($320,000 – $400,000) and may be eligible for a leadership stipend)) 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 proficiency in English, hold an MD, MBBS or equivalent thereto 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 February 1, 2023 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.

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, Anna Capizzano, 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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Published on 2022-11-09
Edited on 2022-11-09