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Tenure Track Position in Molecular Biology

Ryerson University

The Opportunity
The Department of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University, is pleased to invite applications from all qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biology with interests such as, but not limited to, DNA repair, replication, or organization, epigenetic mechanisms, RNA processing, export, or translation, mechanisms of translational regulation, or mechanisms of metabolic regulation and adaptation. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (
The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities will include: teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in biochemistry, molecular and/or cell biology; contributing to our undergraduate (B.Sc.) and graduate programs (M.Sc./M.A.Sc./Ph.D.) through mentoring and supervision of trainees; developing an innovative, independent, externally funded, and sustainable research program in the area of Molecular and Cellular Biology; and engaging in service activities.

Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. and post-doctoral research experience in Molecular or Cellular Biology or related areas. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:
- a record of scholarly research, creative activities and any other contributions that demonstrate their ability and potential. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, peer reviewed publications, working papers, book chapters, policy documents, evidence of outreach and public engagement, presentations to the scientific community or other venues for knowledge dissemination;
- teaching excellence or the potential for teaching excellence, in the form of a statement of teaching philosophy and, if available, descriptions of teaching accomplishments, which could include examples of course/curriculum review/development, skills development in pedagogical practice, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations;
- strong communication skills and the ability to work with diverse communities of trainees;
- commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including an understanding (either demonstrated or planned) to create an inclusive and accessible learning environment for a diverse student population. Evidence of commitment to EDI should be provided in the form a diversity statement that demonstrates an understanding of EDI principles and evidence of application of those EDI principles, or clearly defined plans of how they would apply those principles in their research programs and teaching responsibilities; and
- an ability to contribute to the life of the Department, Faculty and the University through collegial service.

About Ryerson and the Department
Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University, is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.

Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for every year since 2015. To learn more about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter: @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page. We invite you to explore employment at Ryerson. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at

The Department of Chemistry and Biology consists of 37 tenure-stream faculty members. The Department offers three undergraduate programs in Biomedical Sciences, Biology, and Chemistry, and graduate programs at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in Molecular Science and Environmental Applied Science and Management.

Equity at Ryerson
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by January 20, 2020. The application must contain the following:
- a letter of application;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a teaching dossier or philosophy;
- a 1-page statement of EDI philosophy;
- a 1-page summary of research accomplishments; and
- a 5-page research proposal in the field of Molecular Biology;

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC Chair, Dr. Roberto Botelho at

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Michelle Gomes, HR Advisor, at