Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Pharmacy

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Pharmacy

Date Posted: 01/29/2021
Closing Date: 03/09/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 2350
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Department: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (LDFP) at the University of Toronto invites applications for up to two full-time teaching stream appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the area of Pharmacy, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021.

Applicants must have completed a PharmD, or an equivalent doctoral degree in a related field by the time of appointment, with a minimum of five years of professional practice experience or teaching experience (in a degree granting program/post-secondary institution). Candidates from all areas of pharmacy practice are encouraged to apply, however eligibility for a Part A license to practice pharmacy in Ontario and/or additional training such as completion of residency program considered an asset.

We seek enthusiastic and innovative candidates whose expertise and interests in teaching and pharmacy practice will strengthen our existing departmental streangths that include community practice, pharmacy leadership, clinical decision- making, public health, and health care information technology. Candidates must have a record of excellence in teaching in a degree granting program/post-secondary institution, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development and implementation of online methods. Additionally, candidates must provide evidence of a demonstrated capacity for teaching-related scholarship, demonstrate intellectual curiosity, and a demonstrated commitment to pursue novel and innovative methods of thinking, teaching, and pedagogical enquiry. Candidates should demonstrate the administrative, organizational, and mentoring skills required to coordinate large size classes, and skills necessary to work collaboratively with all members of the department.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical enquiry will be demonstrated through a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement highlighting previous experience (that may include small and large class formats, online teaching, student mentorship, examples of collaborative approaches to teaching, and involvement in experiential education) and highlighting the applicant’s capacity to contribute to the LDFP excellence in educational scholarship (that may include additional related degrees, awards and accolades, and poster presentations at significant conferences), sample course syllabi (either of courses delivered by the candidate or planned for the future), and course evaluations; as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose teaching-related scholarship, teaching and service are aligned with our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore asked to include a statement discussing past, current and/or planned contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, public engagement activities that reach out to marginalized communities, and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A teaching portfolio to include a teaching statement (outlined above; 3 page limit), sample course syllabi and course evaluations
  • An equity and diversity statement (outlined above; 1 page limit)
  • Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at:

All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by March 9, 2021.

About the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and University of Toronto

With nearly 1,000 undergraduate and over 140 graduate students, the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is a recognized global leader in the fields of pharmacy education and research. Together, we are moving science and health through a focus on excellence and innovation. Consistently ranked as the top faculty of pharmacy in Canada and one of the top five in the world, we offer a vibrant community of world-leading professionals and researchers and endless opportunities for growth.

We are located in the heart of Toronto's Discovery District, a nexus of scientific innovation and entrepreneurial creativity. The University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals and research institutes together constitute one of the top centers for biomedical research in the world with outstanding opportunities for collaborations leading to multi-disciplinary innovations.

For more information on the LDFP and Programs offered including the PharmD, PharmD for Pharmacists, and Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences programs and others please visit our website:

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is home to the Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology, PRiME next generation precision medicine, The World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHO CC) for Governance, Accountability, and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector and the Centre for Practice Excellence.

About the University of Toronto

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest and most research-intensive university and the only Canadian university to be ranked among the top 20 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University of Toronto offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, the excitement of working with a diverse student population, and actively encourages innovative scholarship.

About the city of Toronto

As the economic and intellectual hub of Canada, the Toronto region provides access to policy and decision makers at all levels. The University of Toronto's vibrant academic life is enhanced by the cultural diversity of its own and surrounding community. 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 encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ 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

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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Posted: 2/3/2021
Application Due: 3/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time