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The University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) invites applications for the position of Vice-Chair, Research and Giblon Professor in Family Medicine Research. This position provides academic leadership to the extensive DFCM network of researchers, faculty and learners, and facilitates innovative world-class research in family medicine and primary care. It is expected that the research and scholarship work of DFCM teams will be used to drive improvements in health care policy, medical education and clinical practice in Canada and around the world.
The Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto is one of the largest and most impactful family medicine departments in the world. Our research program has a strong emphasis on applied research and scholarship focused on improving health and health care in Canada and globally. DFCM is also the home of the University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN), a network of over 1,700 family physicians and their patients, that brings together researchers, quality improvement experts, primary care clinicians and interprofessional practices to produce internationally relevant primary care research. DFCM is also the home of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care. DFCM has launched a strategic planning process that will yield an exciting new plan in fall 2022.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a relevant graduate degree or equivalent and must be eligible for academic appointment at the level of (or eligible for promotion to) Professor or Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. They will be an accomplished researcher and strong methodologist, and will have a successful track record providing research leadership, vision and strategic direction, and facilitating innovative, world-class research in family medicine and primary care. Expertise in knowledge translation would be an asset. Certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (or equivalent) is preferred.
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigeneity, Accessibility and Fairness
The University of Toronto 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 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.

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.

Our search committee is committed to a fair process that will meaningfully reflect these commitments.

Interested Applicants

Any potentially interested party is welcome to request the full job description to better understand the role. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a clear list of publications and research funding), an EDI statement, and a brief statement outlining your vision for the role. Please contact dfcm.chairsoffice@utoronto.ca for a full job description or more guidance on the application process and materials.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2022
Applications to:
Dr. Danielle Martin
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Family & Community Medicine
University of Toronto
500 University Avenue, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M5G 1V7