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Assistant Professor – Clinical, Social, Administrative Pharmacy

University of Toronto | Toronto | Canada | The Americas

Please note: The requirements of this position have changed, and the closing date has been extended to Monday February 15, 2021

Date of Reposting: January 5, 2021

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in Clinical, Social and Administrative Pharmacy (CSAP) division of our Pharmaceutical Sciences department at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021.

An appropriately qualified individual may also be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair.

  • Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars.  Nominees should be within 10 years of receiving their highest degree.
  • Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process.                                      

We seek applications from candidates whose research complements the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the CSAP Pharmaceutical Sciences department.  Relevant areas of research include but are not limited to:  health policy and law, public health, health services, pharmacoepidemiology, health economics/pharmacoeconomics, health technology assessment, sociobehavioural aspects of medicine use, pharmacy practice research (including research on pharmacy services or clinical research), health as a human right, social justice, artificial intelligence. 

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related Health Sciences fields, Public Health, Health Research Methods, Data Sciences, Health Policy, Management or a related area, by the time of appointment OR completion of PharmD program plus relevant graduate degree. Postdoctoral experience, or equivalent (e.g. government, health care organization or industry), in an area related to one of the five overarching research areas in pharmaceutical sciences research that will build on the strengths of the CSAP Faculty is preferred.  Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching.  Candidates must have experience leading or participating in collaborative research and demonstrated ability to work across disciplines in cross and multidisciplinary research and/or teaching initiatives. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an independent, innovative, active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. This candidate will be expected to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students in our PharmD professional programs and graduate students in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore asked to include a statement discussing past, current and/or planned contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, public engagement activities that reach out to marginalized communities, and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.  

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. 

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a statement of research interests (outlined above; 3 page limit plus supporting documents)
  • a teaching portfolio to include a teaching statement (outlined above; 3 page limit) plus supporting documents to include sample course materials, and teaching evaluations
  • an equity and diversity statement (outlined above; 1 page limit)
  • three representative publications or working papers 
  • applicants must arrange to have three letters of referece sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email address to on letterhead, dated and signed. PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University's automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

 Submission guidelines can be found at:

All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by Monday, February 15, 2021 and all candidates must apply via the U of T recruitment site. Please click here to apply

For further information on the federally endowed Canada Research Chairs Program, open to all nationalities, including eligibility criteria, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website. For more information about the CRC nomination process at the University of Toronto, contact Judith Chadwick, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services, at

About the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and University of Toronto

With nearly 1,000 undergraduate and over 140 graduate students, the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is a recognized global leader in the fields of pharmacy education and research. Together, we are moving science and health through a focus on excellence and innovation. Consistently ranked as the top faculty of pharmacy in Canada and one of the top five in the world, we offer a vibrant community of world-leading professionals and researchers and endless opportunities for growth.

We are located in the heart of Toronto's Discovery District, a nexus of scientific innovation and entrepreneurial creativity. The University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals and research institutes together constitute one of the top centers for biomedical research in the world with outstanding opportunities for collaborations leading to multi-disciplinary innovations.

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