Two (Multi Year) Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Positions in Biology
Toronto Metropolitan University
Two (Multi Year) Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Positions in Biology
FOS, Chemistry and Biology
Posted: March 2, 2023
Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 10, 2023
**Note to Applicants- Please indicate which LTF Position you are applying for
Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for two (2) Limited Term Faculty (LTF) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Biology. Both appointments shall be effective July 1, 2023 with the first position being for a two-year term and the second position being for a one-year term, subject to final budgetary approval.
The successful candidate(s) will engage only in the teaching and service duties of faculty members in the Department of Chemistry and Biology, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. The successful candidates for both positions will contribute to our undergraduate (BSc Honours) programs. Responsibilities will include teaching and fulfillment of course management obligations for the courses listed below:
Position #1 (Anatomy and Physiology; 2-Year Term):
Anatomy and Physiology courses at both an introductory and advanced level.
Position #2 (Anatomy & Physiology, General Biology and Stem Cell Biology; 1-Year Term):
Introductory courses in Anatomy & Physiology and General Biology, as well as an advanced Stem Cell course.
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant area of Biology by the appointment date. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:
demonstrated capacity or potential capacity for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includes:
a teaching philosophy statement
demonstrated experience in course and curriculum review and/or development
examples of best practices in pedagogy, including effective use of classroom technology and any experience with experiential learning
strong teaching evaluations
teaching awards and other relevant achievements in teaching
commitment to our values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to teaching and service activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and,
an ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the Department of Chemistry and Biology and the University through collegial service.
Demonstrated experience in the area of biological and/or scientific education or pedagogy development would be considered an asset.
Our committee recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.
Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at Toronto Metropolitan University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) LTF appointments need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (TFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The TFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of TFA benefits can be found here.
Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)
Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally-focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, TMU is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.
Department of Chemistry and Biology
Our Department offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) programs to over 1600 students of diverse backgrounds. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research, the quality of its teaching and community engagement. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing strengths through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives.
Working at TMU
At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At TMU and within our department, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
Dedicated to a people first culture, TMU is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks.
Visit us on Twitter: @torontomet, @VPFAtorontomet and @TorontoMetHR, and our LinkedIn page.
TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the Accessibility and Human Rights websites.
Toronto Metropolitan 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, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Candidates who self identify as [specify - e.g. women, Black, Indigenous, etc.] are especially welcome to provide details of how their lived experiences inform their work.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. Applications, consisting of the following, must be received by April 10, 2023:
a letter of application (which highlights the position that is being applied for or if multiple positions are being applied for);
a curriculum vitae;
a dossier of teaching experience that includes a teaching statement/philosophy – 5 pages maximum;
A statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) that addresses their commitment to EDI as it pertains to their teaching and service activities (as described above) – 2 pages maximum
names of three individuals who may be contacted for references. (No letters required at this time).
Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.
Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee Chair. Dr. Jeffrey Fillingham at email@example.com.
Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Miigis Kwe, the Indigenous Human Resources Lead and the Founding Co-Chair of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.