Call for Applications

Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair in Family and Community Medicine, North York General Hospital
and Director, UTOPIAN, University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine

North York General Hospital (NYGH) and the University of Toronto invite applications for the joint position of Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair in Family and Community Medicine and Director, UTOPIAN – the University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network.

The Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair in Family and Community Medicine was established at NYGH to support an outstanding academic individual with a demonstrated track record in research excellence. This individual will also be the Director of UTOPIAN, which is a practice-based research network of 14 academic family medicine teaching units affiliated with the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM).

Candidates for the position will hold an MD and/or PhD, with a track record of research achievement relevant to Family and Community Medicine and experience leading multi-site research collaborations. Experience with practice-based research networks and use of electronic medical records are assets.

Applications and inquiries should be directed to Professor Michael Wood, Director of Research and Innovation at NYGH at Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and statement outlining current and future research interests. The application may also be mailed to the attention of Michael Wood at North York General Hospital, 4001 Leslie Street, Room LE-140, Toronto, ON, Canada M2K 1E1. Review of applications will continue until March 31, 2018. Applicants who are potentially interested and would like further information can contact Professor Eva Grunfeld, Vice Chair (Research), DFCM (

At North York General, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, including those with disabilities. North York General is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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