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Assistant Professor - Biochemistry

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

Date Posted: 01/05/2022
Closing Date: 02/18/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 17524
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Biochemistry
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:


The Department of Biochemistry in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of cell, systems or molecular biology. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to metabolomics, nucleic acid function, synthetic biology, infectious diseases, as well as research incorporating single molecule analysis or computational approaches.

The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.

Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Genetics or a related discipline and have at least three (3) years of postdoctoral experience in a related area, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths http://biochemistry.utoronto.ca/ . The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, strong endorsements from referees of high standing and the submission of a research statement explaining short-term and long-term goals and the overarching relevance and novelty of interests.

Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements by referees, to include the candidate’s suitability for undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentorship. 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.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Biochemistry in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine is one of the premier academic life sciences departments in the world, with 70 faculty members and more than 250 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The Temerty Faculty of Medicine was recently strengthened by a $250 million donation from the Temerty family. The University of Toronto has one of the most concentrated Biomedical Research communities in the world, including 10 fully-affiliated academic hospitals and research institutes. This community attracts greater than $850M in annual research funding.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; research statement and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above.

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.


Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Liliana Attisano at [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by February 18, 2022.

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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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

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  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
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