Associate / Full Professor - Health Policy, Ontario Research Chair

Canada, North America
May 19, 2014
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Public Policy
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Job Description

Requisition Title:Associate / Full Professor - Health Policy, Ontario Research Chair - 1302062

Job Field:Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate)
Faculty / Division:Faculty of Medicine
Department:Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
Campus:St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting:Mar 19, 2014
Job Closing:June 15, 2014 - Open Until Filled


The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, invites applications for a five-year contractually-limited term appointment in the area of Health Policy at the rank of Full or Associate Professor for the Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2014. The successful applicant for this position will hold the Ontario Research Chair for a five-year term with the possibility of renewal.

The Province of Ontario, Canada established the Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design nearly a decade ago. After a rigorous adjudication process, this prestigious Chair was awarded to the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME). We are now seeking a senior scholar and accomplished policy advisor to be the second holder of this Chair.

Candidates for position will be a senior scholar with a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a health professional (physician, nurse or other health professional) with some qualification in health policy as related to quality, efficiency, equity or population health. Successful candidates will have an excellent track record in establishing research programs in health policy, a substantial body of publications in the same area, and demonstrate strong experience as a health policy decision-maker or an advisor to decision-makers. The Chair will play a leadership role in creating programs of research that will focus scholarship and policy discussions about the quality, efficiency, and equity of the Ontario Health System. He or she will be expected: to disseminate findings through scholarly journals; contribute to provincial policy discussions and the broader public debate on health policy; develop and teach specialized graduate or undergraduate courses, supervise doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows, and contribute to the work of those bodies which advise government including Health Quality Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

The candidate would be expected to strengthen linkages that presently exist with the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Leslie L. Dan Faculty of Pharmacy,  Faculty of Law and the Rotman School of Business as well as a very important partnership with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

More detailed information about the Ontario Research Chairs program is available at  

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Established in 1947, IHPME is the largest health policy and management program in Canada, ranks highly on a global basis for health systems and policy and clinical epidemiology scholarship, and has a long history of working with key decision-makers in health systems around the world.

The University of Toronto offers excellent opportunities to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The Faculty of Medicine provides a context in which to work in an interdisciplinary environment with close ties to a range of collaborative programs. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research plans.  If you have questions about this position, please contact

Applicants should also provide the names and contact details of three referees with their application. All application materials must be submitted online by June 15, 2014. This search will remain open until filled.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:

For more information on The Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation please visit our website at:  

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priorityPI77774713