Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Professional Development

The Departments of Biochemistry and Immunology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invite applications for a joint Assistant Professor, Teaching-Stream appointment in the area of professional development. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2017.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent with a strong background in biochemistry and biotechnology related fields and demonstrated excellence in developing and leading relevant curriculum.  Postdoctoral experience would be an asset, as would experience in both private and public sectors. Teaching expertise is required in scientific communication, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors, science policy and other areas of relevance to our students. Evidence of excellence in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices will be demonstrated through strong teaching evaluations, letters of reference from referees of high standing endorsing excellent teaching and commitment to teaching innovation, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses on topics such as scientific communication; the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and start-up sectors; and professional development. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct research and publish on the topic of pedagogy and program delivery as it relates to undergraduate and graduate professional development, and to lead the curriculum development process in this area in consultation with others in the Departments.

The Biochemistry and Immunology are large, research-intensive departments both of which offer a full spectrum of graduate (MSc and PhD) and undergraduate (Major and Specialist) degrees. More information is available at: and

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. All application materials should be submitted online, and include: 1. A cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae; 2. A teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy and course evaluations. Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in the PDF format. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed, and scanned) sent directly by referees to the department at The letters should be received no later than the closing date of May 18, 2017.

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

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

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