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Assistant Professor - Pathobiology of Disease

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Assistant Professor - Pathobiology of Disease

Date Posted: 03/04/2024
Closing Date: 05/02/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 34055
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of pathobiology of disease. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2025.

We seek a candidate who will develop an outstanding, innovative research program to address fundamental biological questions pertinent to health and disease. The successful candidate will complement the Department's existing research strengths in cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, systems biology, functional genomics and proteomics, informatics, artificial intelligence, and translational research as applied to human disease. We also encourage applicants interested in emerging fields or interdisciplinary areas of research.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in the area of life sciences, mechanisms of disease or a related field, at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience, and a record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate is expected to mount an original, competitive and independently funded research program, and to actively participate in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by publications in leading journals in the field, the submitted research statement, presentations at conferences, awards, and strong endorsement from referees. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, and sample course materials, and teaching 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 conference presentations or posters. Strong endorsements by referees will also demonstrate excellence.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) holds a leadership position in Canada and internationally as a premier location for biomedical and life sciences research and education. We are a collaborative community that includes over 440 faculty members which fosters innovation and discovery. The goals of LMP are Inclusive Community, Dynamic Collaboration, Impactful Research, Disruptive Innovation, and Agile Education.For more information about the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto and its strategic plan, please visit Our faculty, fellows and students are highly acclaimed for pioneering advances in some of the most exciting areas of modern science with an impact on human health. The Department is part of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto which is distinguished as one of the most concentrated biomedical research communities in the world and includes 11 fully-affiliated academic hospitals many of which have renowned Research Institutes. This provides a network of basic scientists and clinicians for collaborative interactions to facilitate transformative research. LMP investigators are doing research in the areas of: Brain and Neuroscience; Cancer; Cardiovascular; Genetics, Genomics, and Proteomics; Hematopathology; Human Development and Aging; Infectious Diseases and Immunopathology; Metabolism and Nutrition; Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine; Molecular and Cell Biology. Graduate students can be recruited from LMP’s elite undergraduate Pathobiologist Specialist Program and Graduate Programs which include: Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Laboratory Medicine, the Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Translational Research Program (TRP), and Master of Science in Applied Computing (MScAC) with an AI in Healthcare concentration.

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

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants should submit a: 1) a cover letter; 2) a complete current curriculum vitae; 3) a single PDF that includes (in order) up to a two page summary that describes education and training history, list of the applicant's most important publications (up to five), a short explanation of the significance of these publications and a 50 word summary of their research focus; 4) a statement of long-term research interests (up to two pages, excluding citations); 5) a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (maximum one page), sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above (maximum 1 page), and a list of teaching and mentorship activities (maximum half page); 6) a description of equity, diversity, indigeneity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIIA) activities (maximum one page).

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 referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit recent letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ.

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 file in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Xilonem Lopez, Academic Affairs Officer, at

All application materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by May 2, 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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