Academic Adult Neurosurgeon/Academic Division Head

Hamilton (Region), Ontario (CA)
25 Aug 2017
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

McMaster University Department of Surgery, in conjunction with Hamilton Health Sciences is seeking an academic Neurosurgeon, with a proven leadership track record.  The Hamilton Neurosurgery Program serves a catchment area of more than 2.5 million residents. The regional service also provides tertiary and quaternary level care to patients from other regions of the province and plays an essential role in the support of other regional programs including cardiac/stroke, trauma, ENT/Head & Neck, and neuro-oncology.  The regional neurosurgery service together with the Department of Surgery, McMaster University hosts an accredited Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada training program in Neurosurgery with full involvement in undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing medical education programs.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate experience and training in contemporary management of neurosurgical disease appropriate for a quaternary academic hospital centre. He/she will be expected to show evidence of interpersonal and collaborative skills and initiative to further advance the clinical and academic productivity of the regional neurosurgical service and division.  A commitment and demonstrated interest in surgical education at all levels is essential, as well as active participation in research programs and academic initiatives of the Neurosurgery Division. The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency and experience in leadership. The expectation is that the successful candidate will take on the position of Division Head of the academic division of Neurosurgery and the role of clinical Service Head for Neurosurgery at Hamilton Health Sciences.

Applicants must have a Fellowship in Neurosurgery with certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent training, fellowship or specialization in neurosurgery, and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or “No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”.

Applications must include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a description of previous academic experience, as well as of specialty training. This application will remain open until the position is filled. Submissions may be made to:

Dr. Susan Reid, Professor and Chair, 
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
B3-155 Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre
711 Concession Street
Hamilton, ON  L8V 1C3

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).