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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Pharmacology and Toxicology

Date Posted: 12/04/2023
Closing Date: 02/01/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 34068
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Pharmacology and Toxicology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology, Toxicology, or a related area by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching in Pharmacology and/or Toxicology. We seek candidates whose professional educational expertise complements and strengthens our existing departmental strengths ( The successful candidate will have educational and professional expertise and experience in the field of Biomedical Toxicology and/or Drug Metabolism.

Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry and have undergraduate and/or graduate and/or professional teaching experience that includes lecture preparation, delivery and assessment. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to improving their pedagogical practices, and an interest in scholarship of teaching and learning.

Evidence for excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including (but not limited to) teaching accomplishments, innovative course development, awards and accolades, presentations at and participation in significant conferences and the teaching dossier. A teaching dossier is a required component the application and it must include: a strong and reflective teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, teaching evaluations and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is committed to applying the principles of equity, diversity, indigeneity, inclusion, accessibility (EDIIA), which includes wellness in our operations. We seek candidates whose application materials speak to their commitment to EDIIA and whose approach to teaching and service will support our commitment to these values.

The University of Toronto, Canada’s largest university, is also one of the world’s top biomedical research environments, ranking first among North American public research universities in the number of research publications by its health scientists. A wealth of opportunities for basic, applied and clinical research collaborations are available with world-class scientists throughout the Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Arts & Science and Engineering at the University, as well as with those at its many affiliated hospital-based research institutes. In addition, the city of Toronto is a vibrant, inviting, safe and multicultural environment in which to live and work.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.

Applications must include a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations; and a statement on how the applicant demonstrates EDIIA in their teaching. The statement on EDIIA might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities and the development of inclusive and accessible pedagogies, or the mentoring of students.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. Reference letters must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee the day after 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 are available in the candidate 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 Elaine Jack at

All application materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by February 1, 2024.

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

Diversity Statement
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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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