Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Cellular and Molecular Biology

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Job FieldThe Human Biology Program in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Cellular and Molecular Biology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Cell and Molecular Biology or a related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen the programs in the Human Biology Program. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, development of innovative labs and course materials in molecular and cellular biology, and development of online materials/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent, novel, and impactful pedagogical methods and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, grants, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical research interests, sample syllabi, course materials (lecture slides, lab manuals), teaching evaluations, and a demonstration of a commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching. Also required are strong letters of reference from referees of high standing highlighting excellence in teaching and long-term commitment to pedagogical inquiry and teaching innovation, particularly in the context of courses with large enrolments.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses, across a range of subjects within the molecular and cellular life sciences, with a focus on human biology. 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 will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with a diverse student population. The Human Biology Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program of the Faculty of Arts & Science, and has several participating instructors from various units across multiple divisions, including the Faculty of Medicine. The appointment will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George campus). 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. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical research interests, sample syllabi, course materials (lecture slides, lab manuals), teaching evaluations, as well as evidence of a demonstrated commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching.

Applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead), including at least one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, sent directly by the referee to Professor Ashley Bruce, Director, Human Biology Program, University of Toronto by email to [email protected] by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Ashley Bruce at [email protected]. For further information on the Human Biology Program, please visit our website at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 28, 2019.

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: Teaching Stream
Department: Human Biology
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Sep 27, 2019
Job Closing: Nov 28, 2019




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Posted: 9/30/2019
Application Due: 11/29/2019
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