Associate Professor – Health PolicyInstitute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, St. George, Toronto

01/07/2020 Team IPPA


Associate Professor – Health Policy


Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Closing: August 31, 2020


The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenurestream faculty position in Health Policy Studies, at the rank of Associate Professor, beginning January 1st, 2021, or shortly thereafter.


The successful candidate will have disciplinary depth and an interest in working in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. Applicants must demonstrate expert knowledge of health policy and health systems issues in the Canadian context, as well as expertise in a body of theoretical work with relevance to health policy studies (e.g., public administration, political sociology, public policy studies, medical sociology, etc.). The position is open with respect to substantive focus in health policy (e.g., healthcare policy, public health policy, health technology policy, healthin-all policy). The successful candidate will have the demonstrated expertise in comparative health systems and health policy research.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a field related to Health Policy Studies, including but not limited to Political Science, Political Sociology or Public Administration with a demonstrated exceptional track record of excellence in research that is clearly aligned with the mission of the Institute ( Candidates must also demonstrate excellence in teaching, a commitment to collegial service and an interest in collaboration, including with those outside their discipline. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths ( Candidates will have an established international reputation and the demonstrated ability to significantly advance the field internationally.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments and innovations, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference.

The successful applicant will contribute to the Institute’s graduate educational programs, notably the emphasis in Health Policy within the MSc/PhD concentration in Health Services Research, as well as other research and professional programs; the candidate may also have the opportunity to be involved with undergraduate teaching. The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory and upperlevel courses, including courses such as Canada’s Health Systems, Health Policy Comprehensives, and Comparative Health Systems.
Responsibilities will include research, teaching and supervision at the graduate level, and taking an active role in the life of the Institute. The new faculty member will be expected to: sustain and lead an outstanding, robust, active, independent, innovative, externally-funded research program at the highest international level; take an active role in teaching and mentoring students; collaborate with colleagues
and other university departments, partners, and the community; and be committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The selected candidate will be eligible to participate in an internal competition for a subsequent Canada Research Chair nomination.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link:


Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, a record of teaching accomplishments and innovations, and sample course materials), up to three sample publications/ and a statement outlining current and future research interests. Applicants must ask three references to send letters (signed and on letterhead) directly to the Institute via e-mail to


All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received on or before August 31st, 2020.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.