Professor - Immunization Studies

Job Description

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position at the rank of Professor in the area of Immunization Studies. The expected start date is July 1st, 2021 or earlier. The successful candidate is also eligible to be appointed as the Director of the School’s Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, for a 5-year term, beginning July 1, 2021 or earlier with the possibility of renewal.The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is seeking a scholar with the demonstrated ability to lead large-scale immunization research and education initiatives with demonstrable impacts. This position relates directly to the diverse set of opportunities for research and training that are emerging across the University of Toronto and in partnership with academic and policy institutions in multiple regions. Candidates must have a PhD in Public Health or a related field, or an equivalent doctoral degree such as an MD or DVM, with strong research or professional experience in public health work, and a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research, knowledge transfer and teaching related to immunization. We seek candidates whose teaching and research interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths (see successful applicant will have extensive knowledge of and experience in research or professional leadership in any area relevant to improving immunization including but not limited to clinical epidemiology, health policy, clinical guidelines, or implementation science. A clear understanding of equities and inequities in immunization practices will be a substantial asset. The successful applicant will also have established connections and a demonstrated ability to communicate with senior academics, policy makers, donors and other key decision-makers in the immunization and vaccine preventable diseases arena within and outside of Canada. They will also have the demonstrated ability to work with and bring together scholars from across disciplines (e.g. economics, law, social work and business). The applicant will have prior experience working with governance structures, managing teams of professional and administrative staff, and establishing standards or guidelines at a provincial, federal or global level. The successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability, as evidenced through the application materials, to assist the Faculty in building an area of research strength and public impact in vaccine preventable diseases.The candidate will be expected to sustain and lead their own innovative and independent research program at the highest international level and to maintain a program of professional and public education that improves immunization practices at a provincial, federal and international level. They will be expected to conduct trans-disciplinary collaborative research with colleagues at the DLSPH, the University of Toronto and with partner organizations.
Candidates must provide evidence of excellence as demonstrated by a sustained record of high-impact publications in relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished grants and awards, 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, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.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; has an illustrious history that began in the 1920’s and continued with a recent renaissance beginning in 2008 (see synopsis at The most prominent School of Public Health in Canada, the DLSPH now has a roster of over 800 students, and greater than $27 million in annual research expenditures. It houses the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, the 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 online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. Candidates should clearly articulate how they meet the requirements for the job on their cover letter.
Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at [email protected] by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters. 
Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected]
All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by December 16, 2020 
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Diversity StatementThe 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.
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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.If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected]
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