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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) - Global Health

University of Toronto

The Human Biology Program and the Health Studies Program, University College in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Global Health. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology (51%) and University College (49%) for a three-year term, anticipated to begin September 1, 2020 and ending August 31, 2023.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Population or Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, Social and Behavioral Health, or another field related to global health by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen the Global Health program in Human Biology ( and the Health Studies program in University College ( More specifically, we seek candidates who have expertise in either health policy or epidemiology in the context of global health, and the demonstrated ability to teach courses in one or both of these areas. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, development of innovative course materials in global health, and development of online materials/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent, novel, and impactful pedagogical methods, as well as to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching, 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 commitment to pedagogical inquiry and teaching innovation, ideally in the context of courses with large enrolments.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach core and elective courses across a range of subjects and levels within the Global Health and Health Studies programs. Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching, managing and training teaching assistants, developing course materials, 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 demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues across 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. University College, the founding college of the University of Toronto, was established more than 150 years ago as non-sectarian institution of higher education. The College’s founding values of openness and academic excellence laid the groundwork for the inclusive and stimulating community that our students, faculty, alumni, and staff continue to enjoy today. The Health Studies Program of University College brings together insights from the humanities, sciences and social sciences to build a broader understanding of individual and public health. 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 (e.g., 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 format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Ashley Bruce ( or Sarah Wakefield ( For further information on the Global Health program and the Health Studies program, please visit and, respectively.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by May 12, 2020.

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.