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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Anatomy
University of Toronto

Date Posted Mar. 6, 2023
Title Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Anatomy
University University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
Department Dept of Surgery, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Application Deadline Apr. 13, 2023
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Anatomy/Physiology

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Anatomy

Date Posted: 03/03/2023
Closing Date: 04/13/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 28821
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Surgery
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, St. George campus invites applications for a teaching stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. The anticipated appointment start date is July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Qualified applicants must have a PhD in an anatomy-related field by the date of the appointment. Alternatively, applicants who have a clinical professional degree (e.g. MD, DDS) by the date of appointment will also be considered. An exceptional knowledge of gross anatomy, histology and neuroanatomy and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the university level is required. Teaching excellence may be demonstrated through a combination of teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, creative educational leadership and/or achievement, innovative teaching initiatives, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching portfolio and student evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

The successful applicant must have recent teaching experience in a degree granting program, experience as a course instructor, a record of excellence in teaching in small and large enrolment classroom and laboratory settings, experience with lecture preparation and in-person delivery, laboratory preparation and in-person delivery, curriculum development, and development and delivery of online material/ lectures. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience teaching in undergraduate and graduate/professional programs. Additionally, we seek candidates who possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae which includes teaching experience (courses taught/coordinated, number of lectures/hours per course, enrolment in courses); teaching philosophy statement (maximum 2 pages), sample syllabi and course materials, a high level summary of teaching evaluations accompanied by original assessments, and a philosophy statement on equity, diversity and inclusion in academic teaching (maximum 1 page). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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 once an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate's teaching. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQs.

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 or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Cindi Morshead at 

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by April 13, 2023.

For more information on the Division of Anatomy please visit our homepage at

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

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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.

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