Job Field: Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate)
Faculty / Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Public Health, Dalla Lana School of
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 12, 2016
Job Closing: August 17, 2016, Open Until Filled
The Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto (DLSPH) invites applications for a full-time three year contractually limited term appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed as the Director of the Office of Global Public Health Education & Training (OGPHET). The expected start date is September 1, 2016 and will end on June 30, 2019.
The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., or other doctoral degree in Global Health, Public Health (or related field, such as Epidemiology, Environmental Health, etc.); at least 5 years of experience as a senior administrator in a research intensive institution; and a significant track record of research (and/or creative professional activity), and teaching related to global health. She or he must also demonstrate teaching excellence through teaching accomplishments, a statement of teaching philosophy and strong endorsements from referees. Evidence of excellence in research should include evidence of research of an internationally competitive calibre, as evidenced by publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.
The Director of the DLSPH Office of Global Public Health Education & Training will report directly to the Dean as an academic administrator holding a full-time academic position with a distribution of responsibilities to include academic administration teaching and research. The Director will also work with the Dean’s Team (the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Dean for Research; Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; the Director and Associate Director of the Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation; the Director of Advancement; the Director of Communications; the Chief Administrative Officer) and the DLSPH Executive Committee, which also includes Public Health Sciences Division Heads and the Directors of several other Institutes and programs.
The Director will serve and promote the scholarly activities of a diverse, growing and engaged community of faculty and students pursuing global health training and research with increasingly high impact. S/he will facilitate and coordinate global health activities across all academic units at DLSPH, including but not limited to: creation and maintenance of global health practica and other global health experiences for our learner community; directing global health research-related student travel awards programs; overseeing training exchange programs with global health academic partner institutions; working with DLSPH faculty to develop global health programming opportunities in each of the School’s home faculty and trans-disciplinary units; working with DLSPH to identify and secure external funds for DLSPH global health training activities; and represent the School’s global public health education & training efforts to external communities. As part of the Director’s duties, s/he will also direct or co-direct the Collaborative Program in Global Health, teach its required seminar course, and assist with teaching other critical courses directly related to global health. The Director will also work with staff to potentially expand online and “MOOC” based training opportunities related to global health.
The Director of the Office of Global Public Health Education & Training (OGPHET) will be responsible for:
• Serving and promoting the interests of the robust community of global health students and faculty at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
• Supervising administrative staff in the Office of Global Public Health Education & Training
• Collaborating with the DLSPH Division Heads, IHPME Director, and the DLSPH-based Institute for Global Health Equity & Innovation in the development of global health programming (courses and competencies in individual courses and programs; global health practica sites; seminars; etc.) relevant to these units.
• Directing the DLSPH Global Health Student Research Travel Awards program.
• Working with the Office of Advancement and DLSPH faculty to identify external funding opportunities to support DLSPH global health training activities.
• Collaborating closely with the Faculty Affairs Office and Graduate Office regarding the exchange of visiting faculty and students, respectively, with/ global partners.
• Overseeing the OPGHET’s function as a clearinghouse for information on global health seminars and other activities of particular interest to DLSPH learners, including faculty, staff and students.
• Directing the Collaborative Program in Global Health, including the leadership of its required Global Health Seminar course and participation in relevant other curricula, and the planned expansion of the Program from its current Doctoral student configuration to also include Master’s degree students (in collaboration with the Director of the current DLSPH Emphasis Program in Global Health for Masters students).
• Engaging in other priority activities as directed by the Dean
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 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 $32 million in annual research expenditures. It houses the Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation, the new 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. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), names and contact details of at least three referees, and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials should be submitted online. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to email@example.com by the closing date. The closing date for the job is August 17, 2016 however, the search will remain open until filled.
Please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.
For more information on the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, please visit our website at: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/.
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.
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