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Department of Health and Society

The Department of Health and Society (DHS) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Healthcare Professions and Practice. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Rehabilitation Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, etc.) by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. A professional degree in Health Science (i.e., Nursing, Medicine, Rehabilitation Science, etc.) will be an asset. The successful candidate must have clinical and/or clinical researcher experience that pursues a broad theoretical and/or empirical understanding of healthcare professions and practice in medicine, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, or related fields. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in health-related research as well as in teaching (both large lecture-style and smaller seminar settings). We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and broaden our existing departmental and campus strengths and priorities.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent interdisciplinary research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. 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, communication strategies that are accessible to the populations whom the research is intended to benefit, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, the submitted research statement, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in a disciplinary unit that reflects their training and background; they will also be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to mentoring Black and Indigenous students as well as members of historically disadvantaged groups.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier, including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements by referees. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters. Applicants must also provide evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and to the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Health and Society is home to a diverse community of students, teachers, and researchers. Members of our growing department ask cutting-edge questions about health, disability, illness, and disease for locally and globally and from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Health and Society faculty have affiliations and research collaborations with many units at the University of Toronto, including the Centre for Global Disability Studies, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Mark Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. For more information about the Department of Health and Society at the University of Toronto Scarborough, please visit our website at

The appointment is at University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive campus with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University of Toronto is ranked first in Canada and 11th in the world for research citations. As a growing tri-campus university, we attract a diverse scholarly and collegial group of faculty from top universities around the world. The Greater Toronto Area offers exceptional cultural and demographic diversity. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link: Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent article-length publication; and a teaching dossier, to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of 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, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Michelle Silver, Department Chair, at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by February 1, 2022.

Diversity Statement

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, LGBTQ2S+ 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

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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