Dean, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
25 Oct 2019
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24 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Dean, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

The University of Toronto invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.

Ranked number one in Canada and fourth worldwide by QS World University Rankings, the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is a world leader in pharmacy education and research. Research conducted within the Faculty reflects the breadth and depth of issues relevant to modern drug therapy, including the mechanism of action of novel compounds, drug discovery and delivery,

drug safety and effectiveness, and the role of pharmacists in the health care system. Educational programs include cutting-edge professional offerings, such as the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD); research-intensive graduate programs, leading to the Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); and, the new Clinical Masters (MScPhm) set to launch in 2020. In addition to providing an excellent student experience, the Faculty is committed to lifelong learning and the delivery of educational programs that improve and expand the competency of pharmacy professionals, researchers, scientists, and allied professionals involved in pharmacy policy and practice. The Faculty’s International Pharmacy Graduate program prepares internationally- educated pharmacists to meet Canadian entry-to-practice standards, and its relationship with the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) has advanced the Faculty’s vision of improving health through pharmaceutical care.

Reporting to the Vice-President and Provost, the Dean of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy will be a distinguished academic and researcher appointable at the rank of Full Professor, who will have a broad understanding of, and appreciation for, the range of scholarship found within the Faculty. Among other responsibilities, the Dean will effectively manage resources throughout the unit, advance world-leading pharmaceutical research, promote pedagogical and scholarly excellence, and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The Dean will also provide visionary and innovative leadership, encourage collegiality and collaboration, and empower the highly productive and committed group of faculty, staff, and students that can be found in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of consultative and decisive leadership, be an excellent communicator and motivator, and be a person of unassailable integrity and character.

Fully committed to teaching and research as complementary facets of scholastic achievement, U of T consistently ranks among the top 25 universities in the world for research, teaching, and innovation. Alumni include many thousands of distinguished researchers, teachers, creative artists, prominent federal, provincial, and municipal politicians, global business leaders, and eminent philanthropists. The University is linked to the acclaimed clinical and research centres of its nine fully affiliated hospitals, and supports a vigorous program of commercialization through University of Toronto Entrepreneurship and its

nine incubators and accelerators. President Meric Gertler has identified enhancing undergraduate education, deepening international collaboration, and leveraging the University’s position in the Greater Toronto Area – one of the world’s most diverse urban regions – as the University’s top three strategic priorities.

The new Dean of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy will take office on July 1, 2020 or as mutually agreed, with consideration of candidates beginning early December 2019. Inquiries and/or applications, in confidence, should be directed to Gerri Woodford or Jason  Murray  at

Regularly named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, 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. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the AODA, accommodation will be provided to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.