Associate Professor/Professor - Cardiovascular Systems Biology

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Associate Professor/Professor - Cardiovascular Systems Biology

Date Posted: 01/11/2021
Closing Date: 03/15/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 1815
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Physiology
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Physiology, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Cardiovascular Systems Biology. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The successful candidate may also be eligible to be named The Ted Rogers Chair in Cardiovascular Systems Biology (details below) for an initial 5-year term, renewable following a favourable review. The expected start date is September 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

We seek an outstanding individual to lead an innovative program that employs systems biology approaches to understand the mechanisms underlying cardiovascular health and disease. The successful candidate will have an established international reputation with recognized scholarship and demonstrated excellence in research in systems biology and/or data science with applications to cardiovascular biology, medicine, and/or health outcomes. Topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to: genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence application in biological and health science, data linkage, and risk prediction modeling.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in physiology, computational biology, bioinformatics, or another relevant field, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to lead and sustain an innovative, independent, and externally funded research program of the highest international calibre, and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by the quality of articles submitted in the application; sustained output and high-impact of research; publications in top ranked, internationally recognized, and field-relevant academic journals; presentations at significant conferences; distinguished awards and accolades; and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline; as well as strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations as well as strong letters of reference.

Outstanding candidates with clearly demonstrated research excellence relevant to heart failure and cardiovascular science will be considered for the Ted Rogers Chair in Cardiovascular Systems Biology within the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR) Translational Biology and Engineering Program. An established and distinguished track record of collaborative science, successful program building, strong research productivity and excellence, and effective leadership, demonstrated through the application materials, is essential. Through research and scholarly activities, the Chair holder will position the TRCHR as a global leader in knowledge and technology generation and translation in the areas of systems biology related to heart failure.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Physiology ( boasts an illustrious past in research and education including the discovery of insulin. Today Physiology is an internationally top-ranked department with particular research strengths in cardiovascular, neuroscience, endocrinology, as well as reproduction & development research. Medicine by Design ( harnesses the exceptional expertise at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals at the convergence of physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics and medicine to undertake transformative research in regenerative medicine and cell therapy. Medicine by Design is made possible in part due to a $114-million grant from the CFREF.

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research ( is a unique research institute focused on heart failure across the lifespan that was enabled by a magnificent gift of $129.5 million from The Rogers Foundation, and matching contributions from the three founding partners, Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network, and UofT. The resulting environment is a highly integrated and collaborative research network with generous intramural funding opportunities to support its research initiatives.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae with a list of publications, 3 sample articles, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, and a teaching dossier (to include a teaching statement, sample 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‚Äôs automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at If you have questions about this position, please contact Scott Heximer at [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters must be received by March 15th, 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: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 3/16/2021
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