Position: Academic Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, McMaster University

McMaster University, in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Hospital is seeking a full time academic Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon.

The Ontario West region Orthopedic Surgery Program serves a catchment area of more than 2.5 million residents. The service provides tertiary and quaternary level care to patients within the catchment area and plays an important role in the provision of Trauma services. The Orthopedic Surgery Division within the Department of Surgery, McMaster University is a fully accredited Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada training program in Orthopedic Surgery with full involvement in undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing medical education programs. The Department of Surgery endorses a Mission statement of six tenets and collectively pursues:

Culture that is inclusive
Research that impacts
Education that inspires
Advancement for all
Transformation through innovation
Excellence in patient care

Please visit the CREATE website www.macsurgerycreates.ca for further information.

The successful applicant’s clinical skill set must include the full spectrum of Orthopedic Surgery trauma care, with sub-specialty fellowship training in trauma surgery preferred. . The successful applicant will be expected to show evidence of interpersonal and collaborative skills and initiative to further advance the clinical and academic productivity of the Orthopedic Surgery Division. A commitment in surgical education at all levels is essential, as well as active participation in the academic initiatives of the Orthopedic Surgery Division and the Department of Surgery. The ability to contribute to the research mandate of the Division is important. Candidates with either a Master’s degree in Health Education and/or Research, or a strong track record of Educational scholarship and research are preferred. A full time appointment at the appropriate level in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University is required and will be available to the successful applicant.

Applicants must have a Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery, Certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent, 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:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Description of previous academic experience, as well as specialty training
  • Submit a brief statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, research or service within higher education, community-based or other profession settings (2-page maximum)
  • Provide the names and contact information of three professional referees; letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage; the Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.

Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2023. Submissions may be made to:

Dr. Mohit Bhandari, Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre
711 Concession Street
Hamilton ON L8V 1C3
Email: painebr@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment.

Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey – Statement of Collection for additional information. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

  • Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or
  • Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or
  • School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679

to communicate accommodation needs.