Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Pharmacy

Location
Toronto,
Posted
Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Pharmacy - 1700599


The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full time teaching-stream appointment. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and is anticipated to begin September 1, 2017. The successful applicant will also serve as the Director of our PharmD for Pharmacists program for a five year term, renewable after successful review.

Candidates must have completed a PharmD or equivalent combination of education and experience; have a record of demonstrated excellence in teaching; and a well-developed teaching philosophy. Experience teaching large classes, creating student-centred learning environments, designing and developing curriculum, and using innovative educational technology, as well as demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices are required. Previous experience in academic administration and/or leading diverse teams will be considered a strong asset. The selection will be based on the quality of previous teaching and administrative experience, teaching philosophy, strong letters of reference from referees of high standing, as well as contributions to the educational mission of the Faculty. Currently holding (or being eligible for) a Part A license to practice pharmacy in Ontario is considered an asset.

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy offers a range of innovative educational programs including the PharmD program preparing 240 graduates for the full scope of pharmacy practice, the PharmD for Pharmacists program enabling BScPhm trained pharmacists to advance their knowledge and skills, graduate programs (MSc and PhD) and a myriad of Continuing Professional Development programs (including the International Pharmacy Graduate Program). Educational programs at the Faculty utilize many delivery methods and platforms ranging from traditional didactic lectures in state of the art classrooms to fully online learning environments. The Faculty is committed to a strong link between research, education and practice. Successful candidates will be expected to coordinate courses and teach within one or more of the professional programs of the Faculty and contribute significantly to student life. The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is home to a diverse and dynamic student, faculty and staff population. Successful candidates will be collaborative, flexible and inclusive in their approach to teaching. For more information about the Faculty see our web site: http://www.pharmacy.utoronto.ca.

The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the PharmD for Pharmacists Program. The PharmD for Pharmacists program at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is designed to meet the changing needs of today's pharmacists. Flexible and customizable, this unique Canadian program combines course work and experiential learning to enable enrolled pharmacists to build on the knowledge and skills they have acquired through their Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) and experiences in practice to obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University of Toronto. This innovative program is delivered using a variety of teaching and learning strategies, including online lectures, online facilitated discussions, case-based learning, onsite didactic classes, and small group seminars. For more information about the program see our web site: http://www.pharmacy.utoronto.ca/pharmdforpharmacists.

The Director of the PharmD for Pharmacists Program is responsible for the planning, development, organization, delivery, evaluation and resources of the program. In this capacity, the Director is responsible for the selection, mentorship, education and assessment of students as well as providing leadership for faculty and staff of the program. The Director reports to the Associate Dean Education of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, and has a close collaborative relationship with the other Program Directors, the Director of the Office of Experiential Education and the Dean on shared issues.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto and its affiliated Toronto Academic Health Science Network (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 scholarship.

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 online by clicking on the link below. Review of applications will begin on May 17, 2017, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications should include:
1. Cover letter explaining interest in the position
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interests
4. Vision for the PharmD for Pharmacists Program (maximum 2 pages)
5. Three signed letters of reference on letterhead sent directly by the referee to Heather Boon (dean.phm@utoronto.ca) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one PDF file.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Dean Heather Boon (heather.boon@utoronto.ca).

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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, 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

Job Field: Teaching Stream
Faculty / Division: Leslie L. Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Department: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Apr 6, 2017
Job Closing: May 17, 2017, Open Until Filled

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