Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appt -Translational Research

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of translational research. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream for a two-year term.  The expected start date is July 1, 2021, or as mutually agreed upon, ending June 30, 2023.

A PhD in Medical Sciences or a related field, and at least two years of experience in education in health-related fields are required.  Candidates with teaching experience in translational research are preferred.  We seek enthusiastic candidates who have demonstrated innovation in education and professional leadership in applied translational research and whose teaching interests will complement and enhance our existing program strengths.  The successful candidate must have a record of excellence in teaching at the graduate level in a degree granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/ lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

The successful candidate is expected to work with the Translational Research Program (TRP) Director to support the teaching and academic aspects of the Program. Evidence of leadership, demonstrated ability to collaborate, and knowledge of professional skills (communications, entrepreneurship, project management) in an academic environment are required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience mentoring students both within and outside a didactic setting, stimulating creative thinking and problem solving, and promoting student achievement are required.  Additionally, experience organizing professional skills seminars, leading workshops on supervising graduate research projects, as well as contributing to program administration, such as reviewing program applications and course coordination, will be an asset. The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of faculty and students and is expected to form collaborations with other programs in the department.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, course syllabi, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Candidates are 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.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The TRP is a leader in graduate education in translational research.  Its curriculum trains highly skilled personnel who are able to generate new ideas, solve problems creatively, and navigate complexities and ambiguities associated with the translation of knowledge into patient-centric innovations that improve health care. For more information about the Translational Research Program, please visit https://trp.utoronto.ca/

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below.  Applicants must submit 1) a cover letter (maximum 1 page), 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) as single PDF document (maximum 20 pages) which includes:  a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 1 page), course syllabi, course evaluations, selected course materials, a list of any awards, and evidence of teaching-related scholarly activities.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three referees.  Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference  (on letterhead, dated and signed) sent directly by the referees to Dr. Rita Kandel, Professor and Chair, c/o Patricia Cayetano at patricia.cayetano@utoronto.ca by the closing date. PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 14th, 2021.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring that references submit letters by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.  If you have any questions about this position, please contact Patricia Cayetano, Sr Administrative Coordinator, HR at patricia.cayetano@utoronto.ca.

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

Diversity Statement
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.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca