U of T
Application Deadline
Contract End Date
May 31, 2023
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy - 144 College St, Toronto, ON
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Job Requirements

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, invites applications for the position of Sessional Clinical Lecturer for a mandatory course, Physical Assessment and Injections (PHM230), which is scheduled in the winter term of the second year of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. It is anticipated that this position will run from January 1, 2023 until May 31, 2023.

Overview of opportunity

This 39 hour course provides students with an introduction to physical assessment. A key component of a pharmacist’s ability to identify, resolve and prevent drug therapy problems is to assess a patient’s health and medication related needs. Patient assessment includes a physical assessment to determine the effectiveness and safety of drug therapy. In addition to enabling students to gain the required physical assessment skills for pharmacists, using a systems approach, the course also provides education pertaining to the administration of medications by injection. Students engage in lectures, on-line activities, and skills practice in a simulation laboratory setting. This course includes a module pertaining to the administration of substances by injection that allows students to meet the competencies required by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

The successful applicant will serve as an instructor in the laboratory component of the course, where students are taught and gain exposure to physical assessment, health assessment and injections techniques. The lab component of the course occurs on Tuesdays. Applicants will be required to be available for approximately 10 days between January – April, 2023.

The expected enrollment for this course is 240 students. This position will work under the direction of the Course Coordinator. Teaching assistant support is provided to support assessment and small group activities.


Applicants should at a minimum be a health care professional (e.g. nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant) licensed and certified as appropriate for their given profession. Candidates must have experience in a clinical practice setting within the Canadian Health Care system, specifically experience with the administration of substance by injection, and physical assessment. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching, currently practice in, and demonstrate a strong knowledge of the relevant field. In addition, the incumbent must possess excellent organization and communication skills. Experience in the development and delivery of courses is an asset.

For specific questions about this position, please contact: Natalie Crown, Director, PharmD Program, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

To Apply

Please submit your application to AcademicHR.phm@utoronto.ca. Applicants should include a

cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three referees. The deadline for applications is December 14, 2022 the position will remain open until filled.

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

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.

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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact AcademicHR.phm@utoronto.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.