Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Translational Research

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position for the Masters of Health Science in Translational Research Program (TRP).  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of September 1, 2023.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Medical Sciences or a related field by the time of appointment.  At least two years of experience in teaching in health-related fields is required; candidates with experience in translational research are preferred. We seek 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. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the graduate level in a degree-granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery in small group learning environments, curriculum development, and delivery and development of online material/lectures.  Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology is committed to applying the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), which includes indigeneity and accessibility, and wellness in our operations. We seek candidates whose application materials speak to their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and whose approach to teaching and service will support our commitment to these values. 

The successful candidate is expected to work with the faculty in TRP to provide the teaching and academic aspects of the Program. Evidence of leadership, of demonstrated ability to collaborate, and of knowledge of professional skills (e.g. communications, entrepreneurship, project management) in an academic environment is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience mentoring students both within and outside a didactic setting (such as in a health care institution), stimulating creative thinking and problem solving, and promoting student achievement. Additionally, experience organizing professional skills seminars, as well as contributing to program administration, such as reviewing student program applications, and course coordination, will be an asset. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and diverse community of faculty and students and is expected to form collaborations with other programs in the Department and across the Faculty.

Evidence of excellence in scholarship of teaching and learning can be demonstrated through: teaching accomplishments, publications, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below), and as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

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 TRP, please visit

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 current curriculum vitae; 3) a complete teaching dossier as single PDF document (maximum 30 pages) which includes a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 1 page), sample syllabi and course materials, teaching evaluations, a list of any awards, and evidence of teaching-related scholarly activities; 4) a statement (maximum 1 page) on how the applicant demonstrates equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in their teaching. The statement on EDI might cover topics such as (but not limited to):  teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities and the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references.  The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. All reference letters must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. More details on the automatic reference letter collection are available in the FAQ’s.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields.  Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.  If you have any questions about this position, please contact Xilonem Lopez, Academic Affairs Officer, at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by June 1, 2023.

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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

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