Professor & Ontario Research Chair - Health Policy and System Design
Date Posted: 06/02/2023
Closing Date: 11/30/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 29922
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design, Professor University of Toronto
The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (HPME) in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Health Policy and System Design. The appointment will be at the rank of Professor, with a start date of July 1, 2024.
The successful candidate may be eligible for nomination to hold the Ontario Research Chair for a seven-year term, renewable following a favourable review. This is one of the Chairs established in 2006 as part of the Ontario Research Chair (ORC) Program by the Province of Ontario, Canada. The prestigious Chair was awarded to what is now the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The Ontario Research Chair will be held by an outstanding researcher acknowledged by peers as a world leader in the field of Health Policy and System Design. In order to ensure that the Ontario Research Chairs program increases Ontario’s capacity to address the identified health policy areas, the appointee to an Ontario Research Chair must not currently be working in an Ontario University.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a field with demonstrated relevance to Health Policy and System Design, including political science, public administration, political economy, health geography, health policy and systems research, etc. with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing capacity (https://ihpme.utoronto.ca/academics/rd/hsr-mscphd/hsr-emphases-mscphd/). Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.
Candidates must demonstrate an excellent research profile that is clearly aligned with the Strategic aims of the Institute (https://ihpme.utoronto.ca/community/about-us/ihpme-strategic-plan-2022-2027/), and show evidence of the ability to significantly advance the field. Evidence of research excellence can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to collegial service and an interest in collaboration, including with those outside their discipline.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference.
The Chair will play a leadership role in creating programs of research that focus scholarship and policy discussions on the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of health care services in Ontario and evaluate the degree to which policies create a system that meets the health care needs of the whole population. They will be expected to: disseminate findings through top ranked national and international scholarly journals; to contribute to provincial policy discussions and the broader public debate and to the work of those bodies that advise government; to contribute to the teaching mission, including by developing and teaching graduate courses, supervising doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows, and participating in undergraduate teaching as appropriate.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Established by Royal Charter in 1827, the University of Toronto is the largest and most prestigious research-intensive university in Canada, located in one of the world’s greatest cities. The University has more than 19,000 faculty and staff, some 73,000 students enrolled across three campuses, and annual budget of $1.8 billion, including $376 million in externally funded research, an additional $469 million in research funding in the affiliated teaching hospitals, and one of the premier research libraries in North America.
The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) is one of the largest units of its kind in Canada, celebrating its 75th year in 2022. It is internationally competitive in the fields of health policy and governance, organizational management and leadership, performance management, comparative health systems, health services research, clinical epidemiology and health care research, knowledge transfer, health economics, quality improvement, and patient safety. It offers rigorous research and professional graduate degree programs, as well as continuing education. Multidisciplinary and collaborative, the Institute’s more than 500 faculty members represent a wide range of disciplines including health policy, economics, law, clinical epidemiology, innovation, e-health and technology, sociology, and political science. This Institute—unique in Canada—brings together leading researchers from across the world and from a wide variety of disciplines to develop and to translate innovative ideas into evidence-informed practices that improve the planning, delivery, and outcomes of health systems. It is home to several leading research groups and centres such as the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) and the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems. The current Director, Professor Audrey Laporte, was appointed January 1, 2020. For detailed information on the Institute, visit its website at https://ihpme.utoronto.ca/
The Institute is located within the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH). This School was founded in 1927 and has grown to be the largest and most productive cluster of public health scholars in Canada. The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (https://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/) has an illustrious history that began in the 1920’s and continued with a recent renaissance beginning in 2008 (see synopsis at https://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/about/). The most prominent School of Public Health in Canada, the DLSPH now has a roster of over 800 students, and greater than $27 million in annual research expenditures. It houses the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, the Institute for Global Health Equity & Innovation, the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, major initiatives related to Healthy Cities, Big Data for Health, Quality Improvement, and Clinical Public Health, partnerships with institutions throughout Toronto that comprise the largest health-science research complex in Canada, alliances with multiple international partners and a central location in one of the most dynamic, multi-ethnic, and cosmopolitan cities in the world. The current Dean, Professor Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, was appointed July 1, 2018.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, a record of teaching accomplishments and innovations, and sample course materials), up to three sample publications/working papers, and a statement outlining current and future research interests.
Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect confidential letters of reference from each referee once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQs.
All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by 11:59pm, November 30, 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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