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Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
University of Toronto, Scarborough


Date Posted Oct. 10, 2019
Title Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
University University of Toronto, Scarborough
Scarborough, ON, Canada
Department Biological Sciences
Application Deadline Dec. 2, 2019
Position Start Date Oct. 10, 2019
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biology - Neuroscience/Neurobiology
 
 

The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Neuroscience. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a PhD in Biological Sciences or a related field, at least one year of postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate must employ the latest empirical approaches to understand brain function on multiple levels ranging from the genomic and cellular to circuits and entire organisms. We are particularly interested in candidates who will create synergies with existing neuroscience research within the department and seek those who complement and deepen our existing departmental strengths. Research areas and technological approaches of the successful candidate may include but are not limited to:
- mechanisms of behavioural adaptation
- neurodevelopment
- stress
- neurodegeneration
- neuroimmunology

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Applicants must have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conference, awards and accolades for work in the field, an innovative research statement and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities documented in the submitted teaching materials. Documented teaching excellence may include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or conference posters or presentations, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate is also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, demonstrated through the application materials.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in biological research and education and the Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units within the University. The successful candidate will be cross appointed to the Graduate Department of Systems and Cell Biology at the University of Toronto (http://csb.utoronto.ca/), and is expected to maintain an active research program centered at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while working in one of Canada’s most diverse institutions. At UTSC, the new faculty member will have access to several research facilities including state of the art molecular, cellular, neuroscience, and imaging tools in the Centre for the Neurobiology of Stress (https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/cns/) and the outstanding chemistry analytical capacity offered by the TRACES Lab (Teaching and Research in Analytical Chemical and Environmental Science – http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~traceslab/).

All qualified candidates are invited to apply at this link. Applications must include a current CV, a cover letter, a statement of research, three representative publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching related activities as listed above. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants must also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching be emailed directly by the referee to: biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 2, 2019.


  • 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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Andrew C. Mason, Chair
    Biological Sciences
    University of Toronto, Scarborough
    1265 Military Trail
    Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
    Canada
  •  
  • 416-287-7399
  • biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca

 

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