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Applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Family & Community Medicine in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate must be eligible for academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The appointment as Chair will be for a 5-year term effective October 1, 2021, renewable following a favourable review.
The Department of Family & Community Medicine is the largest academic department of family medicine in the world, recognized internationally for its clinical, educational and research excellence. It boasts 14 academic family health teams, a Division of Palliative Care and a Division of Emergency Medicine. It comprises over 1,800 faculty members from diverse backgrounds with more than 10,000 hours per annum of undergraduate medical teaching and over 400 family medicine residents enrolled at the postgraduate level. It has established a large primary care practice-based research network, UTOPIAN, which now includes over 750,000 patients. Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with over half of the population born outside of Canada. One of the three strategic domains of the strategic plan of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine is Excellence Through Equity.