Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon

The Department of Surgery of McMaster University in affiliation with Hamilton Health Sciences is seeking applications from suitable candidates for the position of a Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon within the Division of General Surgery, based at the Hamilton General site. Hamilton General Hospital is a tertiary level trauma centre serving a catchment area of more than 2.5 million residents. The ACS Service supports the emergency department, trauma and inpatient services, and plays an essential role in the support of several other regional programs at the Hamilton General site.  The General Surgery, Trauma Service and Acute Care Service, together with the Department of Surgery, McMaster University are involved in undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing medical education programs. This is a full-time faculty position for a period of three years (renewable).  Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Applicants must have obtained Fellowship Certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent, and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario.  The successful candidate will have completed training in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma.  The clinical duties will include duties in Acute Care General Surgery and Trauma Service.  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and promoting best clinical practice within the Acute Care General Surgery Service, and will be expected to show evidence of interpersonal and collaborative skills with initiative to further advance clinical and academic productivity. 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 Acute Care Service, Trauma Service, and General Surgery Program.  Preference will be given to candidates with Masters level training relevant to academic activities of the Department of Surgery.

Applicants must be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in General Surgery and, have completed fellowship training. The candidate must 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”

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).

Applications must include up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a description of previous academic experience, as well as of specialty training.   Applications must be received by April 30, 2017. Applications are to be submitted to

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