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University of Toronto Scarborough
Biological Sciences
1265 Military Trail
M1C 1A4 Toronto

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/.

Application Instructions

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: 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 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.

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