Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - CLTA - Physiology & Graduate Student Professional Develo...

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - CLTA - Physiology & Graduate Student Professional Development

Date Posted: 11/23/2020
Closing Date: 01/05/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 1348
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream, Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Physiology
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Physiology in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year contractually limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the areas of physiology and graduate student professional development. The appointment is expected to begin on March 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter and end on February 28, 2024.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Physiology or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, program and course coordination, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier (20 pages maximum, including appendices) submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

The successful candidate may serve as the Director of our Professional Master’s in Medical Physiology (MHSc) and will have a key role in physiology and professional development education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. One of the responsibilities of the Director position is to identify and develop opportunities for industry and community placements for all of our MHSc students. Priority will be given to applicants who have prior experience in the direction of educational programs at the postgraduate level. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths (

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto provides the opportunity to teach, engage in teaching-related scholarly activities and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The Department of Physiology ( holds a leadership position research and education in Canada and internationally. For over 125 years, the Department has been at the forefront of innovation and the advancement of scientific discovery and medicine. We have made notable contributions to research in the areas of neuroscience, cardiovascular science, reproduction and human development, and endocrinology. Our faculty provide a world-class education to students at the undergraduate and post graduate levels.

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 (20 pages maximum, including appendices) to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at [email protected] by the closing date (on letterhead, dated and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Scott Heximer at [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 5, 2021.

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

Diversity Statement
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

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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Posted: 12/1/2020
Application Due: 1/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time