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Associate or Full Professor - Novo Nordisk Temerty Faculty of Medicine Research Chair

University of Toronto
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Associate or Full Professor - Novo Nordisk Temerty Faculty of Medicine Research Chair

Date Posted: 04/04/2022
Closing Date: 05/24/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 23551
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Medicine
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Medicine (DoM), within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto is seeking the inaugural Novo Nordisk Research Chair in Equitable Care of Diabetes and Related Conditions (NN Chair). The successful candidate must have advanced research training and a track record of excellence in diabetes and/or chronic disease research focused on populations, health systems and communities, already hold, or be eligible for, a full-time clinical faculty appointment in the DoM at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, hold an MD degree and have, or be eligible for, licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

The DoM’s NN Chair will be one of three Chairs appointed within the newly established Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations, the goal of which is to establish an integrated platform of community-based research to address root causes of the diabetes epidemic in Mississauga, Peel Region and beyond.

The DoM’s NN Chair will be expected to build and lead a research program aimed at transformational change in health care for diabetes and related chronic diseases by developing and implementing inclusive community-based interventions to reduce inequities in access to diabetes health services and in health outcomes. The individual should have a relevant track record of excellence in chronic disease research in health system interventions, population health and equitable care.

The candidate will be expected to work with patients, families, health care providers and other local community stakeholders in Mississauga and Peel Region to co-design, implement, and evaluate effective, feasible and equitable interventions that consider local context and needs. They will also commit to sharing their knowledge locally and broadly so that findings can be applied across multiple settings. To accomplish this, the candidate will be expected to have experience in community-based research and to demonstrate their ability to build trusting and sustainable relationships with communities in Mississauga and Peel Region, with a particular focus on Indigenous and racialized communities.

The candidate will foster a cross-disciplinary community-focused vision and build capacity with learners and community members. They will be expected to participate in the Network’s overall strategic priorities as a core member of the scientific steering committee, to contribute to the education and training program, to collaborate with other Network members in cross-disciplinary initiatives, and to champion innovation and out-of-the-box thinking. It is the expectation of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine that the chairholder will have a record of sustained excellence in teaching and mentorship to provide mentorship to early faculty and trainees across the spectrum of diabetes and chronic disease prevention and supportive care.

The candidate will have demonstrated a record of excellence in scientific productivity and leadership, and will have a record of commitment to promotion of health equity. Consideration will be given to the applicant’s record of scholarly activity (including grants, peer-reviewed publications, program development, collaborations with organizations nationally and internationally, supervision and mentorship of graduate students and fellows) and contributions to the field. The chair will support academic activities of the chair holder, which may include salary support, research operations, and relevant educational events. Additionally, they will bring with them strong administrative, collaborative leadership, and interpersonal skills. Fundraising skills and experience would be an asset.

The term of the Chair position is 5 years with the opportunity for one 5-year renewal following a successful review. The successful candidate will be supported by a chair, which will fund research support, including salary. Clinical activities and related compensation, if applicable, will be negotiated with the relevant Department and Division heads.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, up to three sample publications, and a letter of interest outlining their interest in the position and their current and future research program. Candidates should clearly articulate how they meet the requirements for the job in their letter of interest, and how their research aligns with the Academic Plan of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and the Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations.

Applicants must also provide the names and contact details of three referees by May 24th, 2022.

Application packages and the names and contact information of three referees should be submitted to: Drs. Lorraine Lipscombe and Gillian Hawker, c/o [email protected] ; or by mail to: Monica Flak, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, C. David Naylor Building, 6 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Third Floor, Toronto, ON, M5S 3H2

Application packages will be accepted until May 9th, 2022. Position start date is July 1, 2022.

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

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, Director, Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations, [email protected].

CAUTION: This ad is “posted only” to the U of T affiliated hospital job board. Please see the information directly above for the application instructions; applications submitted via the "Apply Now" button on this page will NOT be considered for this position.

About the Novo Nordisk Network

University of Toronto’s Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations is a new cross-disciplinary research network aimed at reducing the burden of diabetes and related chronic conditions. In partnership with Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and University Toronto Mississauga, the goal is to establish an integrated platform of community-based research to address root causes of the diabetes epidemic in Mississauga, Peel Region and beyond. The Network will foster innovation and build capacity by leveraging the three University partners’ wealth of academic strengths and cutting-edge methods, and by catalyzing the creation of important links across fields to integrate diverse mindsets and approaches. Through reciprocal partnerships with community stakeholders, the Network will support the co-design and evaluation of locally relevant solutions that can be applied to a broad range of contexts. Using an integrated approach that targets health disparities across settings of healthcare, communities, and living environments, the Network will advance knowledge on how to make populations healthier in a feasible, effective, sustainable and equitable way.

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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.

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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