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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Cellular and Molecular Biology

University of Toronto

The Human Biology Program in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of
Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of
Cellular and Molecular Biology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant
Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
with an expected start date of July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Cell and Molecular Biology or a related
field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of
excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and
strengthen the programs in the Human Biology Program. Candidates must have
teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate level, including
lecture preparation and delivery, development of innovative labs and course materials in
molecular and cellular biology, and development of online materials/lectures.
Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent, novel,
and impactful pedagogical methods and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related
scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated
through teaching accomplishments, grants, awards and accolades, presentations at
significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application
including a strong statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical research interests,
sample syllabi, course materials (lecture slides, lab manuals), teaching evaluations, and
a demonstration of a commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader
community of teaching. Also required are strong letters of reference from referees of
high standing highlighting excellence in teaching and long-term commitment to
pedagogical inquiry and teaching innovation, particularly in the context of courses with
large enrolments.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses, across a range of
subjects within the molecular and cellular life sciences, with a focus on human biology.
Responsibilities may include undergraduate teaching, managing and training teaching
assistants, developing course materials including ongoing development of course
laboratory exercises, and curriculum development. In addition, the successful candidate
will have some responsibility for departmental administration and may have
opportunities for student supervision, e.g. undergraduate research projects. The
successful candidate must also possess strong interpersonal skills, including the ability
to collaborate effectively with colleagues on our undergraduate courses and programs.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with a diverse student
population. The Human Biology Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program
of the Faculty of Arts & Science, and has several participating instructors from various
units across multiple divisions, including the Faculty of Medicine. The appointment will
be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George campus).
Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in
which to work and live.

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
to include a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical research interests,
sample syllabi, course materials (lecture slides, lab manuals), teaching evaluations, as
well as evidence of a demonstrated commitment to collaboration or engagement with
the broader community of teaching.

Applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation
(signed and on letterhead), including at least one primarily addressing the candidate’s
teaching, sent directly by the referee to Professor Ashley Bruce, Director, Human
Biology Program, University of Toronto by email to by
the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend
combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you
have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Ashley Bruce at For further information on the Human Biology Program,
please visit our website at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 28,

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