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Associate/Full Professor – Pharmacoeconomics

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Deadline: January 07, 2017  12:00:00 am

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto invites applications for a

tenure‐stream appointment to join the Centre for Practice Excellence at the Leslie Dan Faculty

of Pharmacy. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and will begin

July 1, 2017. The successful applicant will also be eligible to hold the F Norman Hughes Chair in


We seek a candidate with an established record of excellent and innovative research in the area

of pharmacoeconomics. For example, the candidate’s research could focus on: economic

aspects of pharmacy practice, medication management or drug therapy including cost

effectiveness; diverse approaches to health care financing, drug reimbursement and pricing;

assessment of health care system performance with a focus on pharmacy services and/or the

pharmaceutical sector; human factors/ergonomics or the public/patient perspective as related

to the economics of pharmacy practice and/or pharmacare; and financial sustainability of the

healthcare system with a focus on the role of medications and pharmacists. Experience leading

collaborative research teams and a demonstrated impact on healthcare policy will be

considered an asset.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in pharmacy, economics or a related field and

previous experience in an academic setting. The selection will be based on the originality,

quality and impact of the candidate’s research, demonstrated excellence in teaching as well as

the ability to make contributions to the academic mission of the Faculty. The successful

candidate must demonstrate excellence in research as evidenced by publications in top‐ranked

and field‐relevant academic journals, presentations at major conferences, awards and

accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence of

excellence in teaching is also required as demonstrated through teaching accomplishments,

strong letters of reference and the teaching philosophy submitted as part of the application.

Evidence of impact on health policy and previous collaboration with decision makers across the

health care system(s) is highly desirable and will be additional criteria used in the selection



The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded program of

research, to mentor junior faculty members, to supervise research trainees at all levels and to

make significant contributions to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Salary and rank to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will join our growing Centre for Practice Excellence

( ) which is uniquely positioned to explore ways of

optimizing the use of medications and the role of the pharmacist in health care systems. The

three main foci of the Centre are: Management Education; Transformation Research; and

Practice Innovation.

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy ( ) is located in the

heart of the Toronto Discovery District and is in close proximity to several of Canada’s largest

academic teaching hospitals. The Faculty offers excellent research and educational

facilities. At the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, our faculty members conduct internationally

recognized research to understand how and why medicines are used in society and how to

optimize pharmaceutical‐related regulation, reimbursement, and policy pertaining to medicines

and pharmacy practice for the benefit of individual patients and society. Researchers examine

the role of the pharmacist in providing patient care in various practice settings, and explore

ways to promote the effective use of medications to improve health outcomes. Researchers are

leaders in a broad range of fields including bioethics, drug and healthcare policy, health

economics, health technology assessment, health services, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacy

practice research and sociobehavioural aspects of medicine use. Many faculty members

practice pharmacy and conduct patient oriented research in clinical sites at the Toronto

Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) hospitals in many therapeutic areas (e.g. cardiology,

critical care, infectious diseases, rheumatology and psychiatry), and patient populations (e.g.

geriatrics, pediatrics and women's health).

The University of Toronto and its affiliated TAHSN hospitals and research institutes together

constitute one of the top centres for research in the world and offers outstanding opportunities

for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, as well as the excitement of

working with a diverse student population. The University actively encourages innovative


As the economic and intellectual hub of Canada, the Toronto region provides access to policy

and decision makers at all levels. Opportunities are available to work with a wide range of

public and private organizations, groups and institutions that reflect the region’s

diversity. Seen as one of the most multicultural places in the world, Toronto is also the safest

city of its size in North America.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below:

Submission guidelines can be found at:‐to‐apply. We recommend

combining attached documents into one PDF file. All applications must be submitted online by

January 9, 2017.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters on letterhead to Dean Heather

Boon ( ) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy by the closing date,

January 9, 2017.

Applications should include:

∙ a covering letter of application

∙ curriculum vitae

∙ statement of research plans

∙ statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interests


If you have questions about this position, please contact Dean Heather Boon



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.


As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is

voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by

search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional

planning purposes. For more information, please see


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents

will be given priority

Better research ... better decisions ... better health

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