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Assistant Professor - Biomolecular Sciences

Employer
University of Toronto
Location
St. George (Downtown Toronto)
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Assistant Professor - Biomolecular Sciences

Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Closing Date: 02/08/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 21916
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Department: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in Biomolecular Sciences (BMS) at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of September 1, 2022.

We seek applications from candidates whose research interests complements the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the department. We are seeking candidates with programs of research related to drug discovery or drug/diagnostics development which might include but are not limited to pharmacology, molecular toxicology and disease mechanisms, immunology, epigenetics and pharmaceutical, pharmacokinetics, physical or computational chemistry, data sciences with application or integration with pharmaceutical sciences.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must have a PhD in pharmaceutical or medical sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, or a related area, by the time of appointment and a minimum of 1 year of postdoctoral experience, or equivalent (e.g. related professional experience in industry, government, etc.), in an area of research related to drug discovery or drug/diagnostics development that will build on the strengths of the Faculty. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a strong demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an independent, innovative, active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. This candidate will be expected to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students in our PharmD professional programs and to graduate studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Research excellence can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field-relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

A strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels must be demonstrated through a teaching statement (3 page limit) highlighting previous experience that can include leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, delivering conference presentations or posters, or experience as a teaching assistant or course instructor. A commitment to excellence in teaching may also be demonstrated through a teaching dossier/portfolio that includes sample course syllabi (either of courses delivered by the candidate or planned for the future), course evaluations, or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters. Professional or lived experiences that enhance the ability to teach a diverse student body are highly valued.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore asked to include a statement discussing past, current and/or planned contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, public engagement activities that reach out to marginalized communities, and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include:

  • a cover letter
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • statement of research interests (3 page limit)
  • a teaching statement (outlined above)
  • an equity and diversity statement (outlined above; 1 page limit)
  • three representative publications or working papers
  • Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by February 8, 2022 and all candidates must apply via the U of T recruitment site.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply

About the Unit
The Biomolecular Sciences (BMS) Division at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy offers a cutting-edge and transdisciplinary environment for pharmaceutical sciences research. Current research strengths in the BMS Division include the development of therapeutics and diagnostics, elucidation of molecular mechanisms of disease, pharmaceutical oncology, drug disposition and molecular toxicology, drug delivery and the use of nanotechnology for the development of therapeutics and diagnostics. Researchers in the BMS Division come from a variety of disciplines including Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, and Physics. The Faculty is committed to a strong link between research and education.

About the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and University of Toronto
With nearly 1,000 undergraduate and over 140 graduate students, the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is a recognized global leader in the fields of pharmacy education and research. Together, we are moving science and health through a focus on excellence and innovation. Consistently ranked as the top faculty of pharmacy in Canada and one of the top five in the world, we offer a vibrant community of world-leading professionals and researchers and endless opportunities for growth.

We are located in the heart of Toronto's Discovery District, a nexus of scientific innovation and entrepreneurial creativity. The University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals and research institutes together constitute one of the top centers for biomedical research in the world with outstanding opportunities for collaborations leading to multi-disciplinary innovations.

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is home to the Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology, PRiME next generation precision medicine, The World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHO CC) for Governance, Accountability, and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector and the Centre for Practice Excellence.

For more information on the LDFP and Programs offered including the PharmD, PharmD for Pharmacists, and Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences programs and others please visit our website: https://www.pharmacy.utoronto.ca/programs

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, LGBTQ2S+ 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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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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Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
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  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
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