Applications are invited for the position of Director of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate must be eligible for a tenure-stream academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The appointment as Director will be for a 5-year term effective January 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter, renewable following a favourable review.
Candidates must have either a PhD in Public Health, Health Services Research or a related field, or equivalent additional credentialing at the doctoral level in a public health related field, such as an MD, with a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths. 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 a competitive externally-funded research program.
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as 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, other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference.
In addition to a record of research and teaching excellence, the successful candidate will possess and demonstrate outstanding leadership, administrative management, communication, and relationship-building skills. The individual will bring entrepreneurial vision and execute strategies to enable the Institute to build and to sustain effective local, national, and international partnerships. A close collaborative relationship with cognate academic units at the University of Toronto will be fostered. Candidates must have a strong track record of successful and innovative leadership in education and research, clearly demonstrated through the application materials. The Director must have the vision and ability to take the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation to a new level of international recognition and academic achievement.
Salary and rank 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 great cities. The University has more than 19,000 faculty and staff, some 73,000 students enrolled across three campuses, an 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 is one of the largest units of its kind in Canada. 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 300 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 care.
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 current Dean, Professor Steini Brown, was appointed July 1 2018. For detailed information on the institute, visit its Web site at http://www.ihpme.utoronto.ca/.
The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH; http://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 http://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 new 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.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a letter of interest; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; one recent publication; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations.
Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to email@example.com by the closing date.
All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received on or before May 6, 2019.
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.
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 http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.