Chair and Associate Professor/Professor - Department of Physiology

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Job FieldApplications are invited for theposition of Chair of the Department of Physiology inthe Faculty ofMedicine at the University of Toronto.The successful candidate must be eligible for a tenure-stream academicappointment at the rank of Associate Professor or  Professor. The appointment as Chair will befor a 5-year term effective July 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter, renewablefollowing a favourable review.

 The successful candidate will have a PhD or anequivalent degree in physiology or a relevant field. The successful candidatemust demonstrate an exceptional record of excellence in research, teaching, andleadership. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complementand strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Candidates will have anestablished international reputation and will be expected to sustain and leadinnovative and independent research at the highest international level and tomaintain a competitive externally-funded research program. Candidates must alsohave demonstrated teaching excellence in a degree-granting program at graduateand undergraduate levels and significant experience as an effective mentor tosuccessful trainees.

 In addition to the submitted researchstatement and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing,the successful candidate must show excellence in research and be aninternationally-recognized scholar as evidenced by a record of sustainedhigh-impact publications in leading internationally-recognized journals,presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accoladesfor creative professional/research activity, and other noteworthy activitiesthat contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline.

 Along with the teaching materials submitted thatinclude a statement of teaching philosophy and strong letters of reference, thesuccessful candidate must show evidence of excellence in teaching asdemonstrated through teaching accomplishments, including successful experiencewith teaching in a degree-granting program, providing mentorship andprofessional development to  undergraduateand graduate students, and the leading of workshops or conferences.

 Candidates must bring a vision for innovativeresearch and education relevant to the future of physiology. They will have arecord of accomplishment in collaborative leadership to engage with leads inother health science disciplines across the campuses of the university andacross fully-affiliated hospitals, community-based health organizations,private practices, as well as cultivate strategic partnerships withstakeholders in corporate sectors and government ministries. Previousexperience managing the financial, budgetary, and human resources aspect of alarge department or unit would be an asset. Required are strong communicationand interpersonal skills and a creative approach to problem-solving. Thecandidate will have oversight over the promotion and implementation ofstrategic priorities, recruitment, development and retention of faculty, andeducation and research programs in a large geographically-dispersed department.They will have experience both in alumni relationship-building and successfulfundraising, as well as a clear vision and demonstrated ability to take theDepartment of Physiology to a new level of recognition and academicachievement. 

Salary and rank will be commensurate withqualifications and experience. 

Spanning the basic, clinical, and rehabilitationsciences, the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and its affiliatedhospitals and research institutes form one of the largest research enterprisesin North America. The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN)is one of the top five clusters of academic medicine in North America. 

 The Department of Physiologyoffers research MSc and PhD degrees,a new MHSc in MedicalPhysiology, and participates inthe combined MD/PhD program.At the undergraduate level and within the Faculty of Arts & Science, theDepartment of Physiology offers minor, major, and specialist programs inPhysiology and is a partner in the Biophysics Specialist Program. 

 Interested individuals must apply by clicking onthe link below. Applications must include a letter of interest with evidence ofsuccessful leadership experience, a current CV, a research statement, andteaching materials that include a teaching statement, sample course materials,and teaching evaluations. Submission guidelines can be found at We recommendcombining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should arrange for three confidentialletters of reference—on letterhead, signed, and scanned—to be sent directly byeach referee to  [email protected] bythe closing date. 

 The closing date for this positionis Wednesday October 2, 2019. 

For detailed information on the Departmentof Physiology, visit department is located at the Medical Sciences Building, 3rd Floor,1 King’s College Circle, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8, CANADA.

If you have questions about this position,contact Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, Faculty of Medicine at [email protected]

 The University of Toronto is strongly committed todiversity within its community and especially welcomes applications fromracialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People ofNorth America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who maycontribute 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 isconfidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resourcesstaff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For moreinformation, please see

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

Job Field: Academic Administration
Department: Physiology
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 12, 2019
Job Closing: Oct 2, 2019




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Posted: 7/15/2019
Application Due: 10/4/2019
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