Assistant Professor - Microbial Ecology and Evolution

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Job FieldTheDepartment of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invitesapplications for a tenure-stream appointment in Microbial Ecology andEvolution, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020, orshortly thereafter.

 Applicantsmust have a Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field and demonstratedexcellence in research and teaching.  Post-doctoral experience ispreferred.

 We aresearching for an outstanding scientist who addresses fundamental questions inthe ecology, evolution or systematics of viral, prokaryotic (bacteria andcyanobacteria) or eukaryotic (e.g. fungi, simple algae) microbes. Thedepartment is particularly interested in an individual whose research, teachingand technical experience would complement our existing departmental strengths. Topics of interest include, butare not limited to:

  • genetics, ecology, or evolution of chemical or antibiotic resistance
  • ecology and evolution of microbiomes and metagenomes
  • host-symbiont coevolution
  • ecology, evolution, genetics of microbial diseases
  • ecology, evolution, genetics of microbially-mediated mutualisms
  • population genetics and genomics of microbes
  • systematics (fungal, algal, or protozoan)
  • Thesuccessful candidate must demonstrate excellence in research with a record ofpublications in top-ranked, peer reviewed and field-relevant academic journals,presentations at significant conferences, awards/accolades, and the submittedresearch statement, as well as strong endorsements by referees of topinternational stature. The successful candidate must also have demonstratedexcellence in teaching related activities, that can include performance as a teachingassistant or a course instructor, experience leading successful workshops orseminars, student mentorship, or conference presentations or posters.

     Thesuccessful applicant is expected to develop and maintain an active,independent, innovative and externally funded program of research in theDepartment of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga. This individual willalso be appointed to the tri-campus graduate Department of Ecology andEvolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. For more information on theDepartment of Biology please visit our webpage at Information on the graduateunit can be found at

      TheUniversity of Toronto Mississauga and its affiliated institutions offer astimulating and supportive environment with a variety of facilities and ahighly interactive community of researchers. Excellent opportunities exist forcollaboration within the Department of Biology, with other departments at UTM,as well as with faculty at the St. George and Scarborough campuses of theUniversity of Toronto.

     Salarywill be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

     Allqualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking the link below.Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statementoutlining current and future research interests, three representativepublications, and a teaching statement with evidence supporting excellencein teaching.

     Submissionguidelines can be found at: how-to-apply. We recommend combining attacheddocuments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format:1) Letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement 2) Publications.

     Applicantsmust arrange for three letters of reference from individuals familiar with thecandidate's research and teaching to be sent directly to: Dr. Joel Levine,Chair, Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, by email(letters must be printed on letterhead, signed, dated and scanned) to: [email protected].

     If youhave any questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Joel Levine at[email protected]. All application materials,including reference letters, must be received by the closing date, October 12,2019 11:59 pm EST.

     TheUniversity of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its communityand especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons ofcolour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons withdisabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversificationof ideas.

     As partof 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

     Allqualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanentresidents will be given priority.


    Job Field: Tenure Stream
    Department: UTM: Biology
    Campus: Mississauga
    Job Posting: Aug 16, 2019
    Job Closing: Oct 12, 2019




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    Posted: 8/14/2019
    Application Due: 10/13/2019
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