Assistant Professor - Nutritional Sciences

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Job FieldThe Department of Nutritional Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream position in the area of Nutritional Sciences. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on January 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in Nutritional Sciences, or related discipline at the time of appointment. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence of an internationally competitive caliber, as evidenced by publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high international stature.

Candidates must demonstrate teaching excellence at the university level. Evidence of excellence in teaching is demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate level in Nutritional Sciences and supervise graduate students.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The research interests of the Department range from basic science to clinical investigation, population health and span four core research platforms: healthy human development and aging; nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition; chronic disease prevention and treatment; and nutrition, food and public policy, as profiled on Preference will be given to applicants who plan to conduct their work using innovative basic science approaches.

Salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto provides the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The University of Toronto likewise ranks annually as one of the best public universities in the world and as the premiere university in Canada. The University is affiliated with nine fully affiliated hospitals and research institutes and 27 affiliated community hospitals and health care sites and institutions, and enjoys partnerships with many cognate departments and community organizations. For more information about the Department of Nutritional Sciences, please visit our home page

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below.

Applications should include a cover letter addressed to Dr. Deborah O’Connor, Interim Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations), evidence of research, a statement outlining current and future research objectives, and copies of their top three publications. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to [email protected] due no later than June 27th, 2019.  Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

The closing date for applications is June 27th, 2019 and applicants must have all materials, including reference letters, submitted by then.

If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

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 accessed by search committees 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: Tenure Stream
Department: Nutritional Sciences
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Apr 24, 2019
Job Closing: Jun 27, 2019




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Posted: 4/25/2019
Application Due: 6/28/2019
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