The University of Toronto is seeking an outstanding academic leader with the vision to lead the Faculty of Dentistry, the first, largest and most comprehensive dental school in Canada. The Faculty of Dentistry strives to improve health by advancing dentistry through inspired leadership, innovation, and excellence in education, research, and practice. The next Dean will be an exceptional scholar who will provide world-class leadership for the Faculty of Dentistry through quality student preparation, supporting high-impact research, developing partnerships to translate research into practice, and promoting optimal health for all society. The appointment of the new Dean will be effective July 1, 2022 or as soon thereafter as mutually agreed.
As the oldest and most established dental school in Canada, U of T Dentistry has been a trailblazer in dental specialties and clinical innovations. Throughout the twentieth century, the Faculty set a standard of innovation and excellence, pioneering many firsts in the quickly evolving field of dentistry – and beyond. The Faculty is home to all of the specialty programs recognized by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCD), and The National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) – beginning with Orthodontics in 1945. Its Anaesthesia, Dental Public Health, and Oral Radiology programs are the only programs in Canada specific to these areas of training. Additionally, the Faculty is one of the few dental schools in the world with exceptionally strong basic science research focused on oral health.
As a national and international leader in academic dentistry, the Dean will guide the Faculty in its efforts to continue building on its strengths in research, teaching, and clinical practice. The Dean of will be a distinguished and creative leader, with outstanding achievements in the health sciences and education and a record as an exemplary administrator. The University of Toronto believes strongly in the value of inclusive excellence, and the Dean must appreciate and nurture this in all aspects of their leadership. The Dean will have an in-depth knowledge of and experience in the issues that face clinical practice, education and research generally and will understand and appreciate the complexities of a large, public, Canadian research university and the multifaceted workings of a health science facility and dental Faculty. The Dean reports to the Vice-President and Provost and is a member of the University’s senior leadership team. The Dean sits on several senior tables including the Principals and Deans Group (P&D) and the Council of Health Sciences (CHS).
Applications should consist of full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications and relevant achievements should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the candidate criteria, why the appointment is of interest, and what they believe they bring to the role. Further information, including details on how to apply can be found at the Perrett Laver website here and by quoting the reference number 5235.
The University of Toronto is consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the world for innovation, teaching, and research impact. U of T was recently ranked 12th in the world for graduate employability, and U of T’s alumni include distinguished researchers, teachers, decision-makers, prominent politicians, global business leaders, and eminent philanthropists. The University supports a renowned commercialization program through a network of entrepreneurial accelerators, and is located in Toronto, one of the most diverse, vibrant, and inviting cities in the world. U of T is also recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.
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. In accordance with the AODA, accommodation will be provided to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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