Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Requisition Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - 1802314

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for one full-time teaching stream appointment in Ecology and Evolution at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, starting on July 1, 2019.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seeks a candidate who has a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and development of innovative labs and course materials in ecology and evolution, exhibit the intellectual curiosity to pursue novel and impactful pedagogical methods, and are interested in establishing a long-term teaching career with the Department. We seek applications from candidates whose teaching and interests complement the programs in the Department.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, or a related field, by July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter.

Candidates must have strong referee endorsements highlighting excellence in teaching and long-term commitment to pedagogical inquiry and teaching innovation, particularly in the context of courses with large enrolments. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of pedagogical research support (e.g. grant funding in support of pedagogical development) and a commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through a teaching dossier, submitted as part of the application and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct pedagogical research and teach core courses at the first and/or second year level, as well as upper-year courses in one of the candidate's fields of expertise. Responsibilities may include undergraduate teaching, managing and training teaching assistants, developing course materials including ongoing development of course laboratory exercises, and curriculum development. In addition, the successful candidate will have some responsibility for departmental administration and may have opportunities for student supervision, e.g. undergraduate research projects. The successful candidate must also possess strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on our undergraduate courses and programs.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Department of Cell and Systems Biology, the Centre for Global Change Science, and groups with provincial and federal government agencies. The University owns a nearby field station (the Koffler Scientific Reserve) dedicated to ecological research that provides opportunities for field courses and undergraduate research, in addition to field courses we conduct at many other locations within Canada and internationally. Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a CV, a statement of pedagogical research interests and a teaching dossier. A complete teaching dossier includes a teaching statement, course outlines, course evaluations, and selected course materials (lecture slides, lab manuals) that directly support and illustrate the teaching statement. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead) sent directly to: Professor Donald Jackson, Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto by email to mailto:[email protected] or mailed to 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2 Canada. Deadline for receipt of applications, including reference letters, is September 5, 2018.

For further information on the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, please visit our website at Questions regarding this position can be directed to Liz Rentzelos at [email protected] or (416-946-3340).

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, LGBTQ 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 assessed by the search committee or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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

Job Field: Teaching Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 5, 2018
Job Closing: Sept 5, 2018, 11:59 EST





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Posted: 7/6/2018
Application Due: 9/4/2018
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