The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough invites
applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Computational Genomics,
Evolutionary Genomics. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will
commence on July 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter.
Candidates must have a PhD in biological or computational sciences, and at least one
year of postdoctoral experience relevant to the position. The successful candidate will
be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest
international level and to establish an outstanding, 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, the submitted research
statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for work in
the field, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.
Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and
graduate student training and supervision. 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 teaching materials submitted as part of the application (including
performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful
workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference posters or
presentations), as well as strong letters of reference.
We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and
strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will apply
computational approaches to genome-wide datasets to address fundamental questions
in ecology and evolution, including topics such as phylogenomics, population genomics,
conservation genomics, or behaviour genomics. They will make use of the University of
Toronto’s Scinet supercomputing cluster (https://www.scinethpc.ca) and other
computation resources to sort through the Big Data associated with whole genome
sequences. Computational, bioinformatics and programming proficiency is expected
and must be demonstrated in the application materials.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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 join an expanding and dynamic group of
faculty working in the areas of Ecology, Evolution, Conservation, and Genomics and will
contribute to both the undergraduate curriculum and graduate teaching. The successful
candidate will be a member of a Tri-campus Graduate Department (Cell and Systems
Biology, https://csb.utoronto.ca/, or Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,
http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/ depending on their field of research).
Further information on the research and teaching activities of the department can be
found at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~biosci/.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking
Applications must include a cover letter, a CV, 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
Applicants should 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 referees to: email@example.com by the
Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about
this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 14, 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.