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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream- Human Physiology

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream- Human Physiology

Date Posted: 05/02/2023
Closing Date: 06/15/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 28819
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
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 continuing appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the areas of human physiology and graduate professional development. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2023 or shortly thereafter.

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 the undergraduate program level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, course coordination, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and an 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, and the teaching dossier (50 pages maximum, including appendices) as outlined below submitted as part of the application. In addition, strong letters of reference from referees of high standing are required.

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 in 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 (50 pages maximum, including appendices) to include a teaching philosophy, statement of specific areas of physiological expertise/interest, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations.

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 once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQs

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Scott Heximer at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by June 15, 2023.

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

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The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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.

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