Dean, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Toronto (Region), Ontario (CA)
29 Mar 2018
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28 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Dean, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

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

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is a world leader in pharmacy education and research—ranked the number one Pharmacy school in Canada and top 25 worldwide by QS World University Rankings. Research conducted at the Faculty of Pharmacy reflects the breadth and depth of issues relevant to modern drug therapy, including the mechanism of action of novel compounds, drug discovery and delivery, and the role of pharmacists in the health care system. Educational programming, which is at the heart of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, includes cutting-edge professional offerings, such as the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, and research-intensive graduate programs, leading to the Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. In addition to providing an excellent student experience, the Faculty is committed to lifelong learning through its Office of Continuous Professional Development, which delivers leading-edge educational programs that improve and expand the competency of pharmacy professionals, researchers, scientists, and allied professionals involved in pharmacy policy and practice. Its International Pharmacy Graduate program (IPG) is a unique best-practice bridging program designed to assist pharmacists educated and trained in countries outside Canada to meet Canadian entry-to-practice standards, and its relationship with the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) has advanced the Faculty’s vision to improve 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 but 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 is consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the world for teaching, research, and innovation, and also leads in disciplinary excellence with top ranked departments in fields ranging from neuroscience to geography to philosophy. In 2017, U of T was ranked 13th in the world for the employability of its graduates.  U of T alumni are major economic drivers, having founded 190,000 ventures across all major industries, generating hundreds of billions in annual revenues and employing millions of people globally. U of T graduates also include many thousands of distinguished researchers, teachers, creative artists, decision-makers, and persons of influence, including prominent federal, provincial, and municipal politicians, global business leaders, and eminent philanthropists. 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.

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.

The new Dean, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy takes office July 1, 2018 or as mutually agreed, with consideration of candidates beginning April 2018. Inquiries and/or applications, in confidence, should be directed to Gerri Woodford or Jason Murray at