Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream-Pharmacy

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream-Pharmacy - 1702308

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto invites applications for up to two full time teaching-stream appointments. The appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and are anticipated to begin July 1, 2018.

Candidates must have completed a PharmD, or an equivalent doctoral degree in a related field, or a minimum of five years clinical experience with either a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy followed by at least a 1-year hospital or ambulatory care pharmacy residency, or an MSc in a relevant field (or equivalent). In addition candidates must have experience teaching in one or more of the following areas: Medication Therapy Management Skills Labs, Experiential Education, Pharmacotherapy, Physical Assessment and Immunization and/or Primary Care. All candidates must have a record of demonstrated excellence in teaching; and a well-developed teaching philosophy. Currently holding (or being eligible for) a Part A license to practice pharmacy in Ontario is considered an asset.

Experience teaching both large and small-sized classes, creating student-centred learning environments, designing and developing innovative curriculum as well as demonstrated commitment to pedagogical research are required. Demonstrated leadership in education and leading diverse teams will be considered a strong asset. Candidates must show:
  • Teaching ability including mastery of the subject area(s), strong communication skills, previous experience coordinating and teaching large classes and previous experience with experiential education.
  • Contribution to curriculum development including use of innovative and evidence-informed design of teaching activities and assessments.
  • Educational leadership and mentoring.
  • Experience conducting, or contributing to, pedagogical (educational) research which may be demonstrated for example by publications, presentation of education innovations at education or professional conferences.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the educational mission of the Faculty.

Excellence in teaching and pedagogical practices can be demonstrated by the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, to include a teaching statement, previous teaching activities and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

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 variety 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.

Our Academic Plan - 2021 Forward Together- outlines our commitment to advance education programs that develop leaders for diverse and emerging careers. The Faculty is committed to a strong link between research, education, and practice, as well as leading innovations in pharmacy education. 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. We are supportive of faculty members wishing to maintain their Part A Pharmacist licences. For more information about the Faculty see our web site:

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 offer 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 "apply online" link below.

Review of applications will begin on February 13, 2018, 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. Summary of previous teaching experience and activities
5. Summary of previous practice experience and activities
6. Teaching Evaluations
7. Three signed letters of reference on letterhead sent directly by the referee to Dean Heather Boon (via at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one PDF file. 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.

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: Dec 13, 2017
Job Closing: Feb 13, 2018, Open Until Filled


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