Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough

Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time, teaching-stream faculty appointment in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will commence July 1, 2016.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. A breadth of training in ecology and evolutionary biology, with the ability to teach a wide range of courses in these subject areas is a necessity. Expertise in conservation biology and biodiversity would be an additional asset.

We seek enthusiastic and innovative individuals pursuing an award-winning career in university teaching. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to and evidence of excellence in teaching, and will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching materials submitted as part of the application.

Faculty in the teaching stream are expected to combine their expertise in the discipline with best practices in teaching to create rich, innovative learning environments that embrace diversity, promote equity, and integrate research in a manner that challenges students to develop skills and ethics to be leading citizens. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be expected to perform standard professional and administrative activities typical of an academic department and to collaborate with colleagues on program development.

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Applications must include a CV, a sample of teaching materials, and a statement of career goals, teaching interests and teaching experience. These documents should be combined into a single PDF file and must be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Applicants must also arrange that letters of reference from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s teaching and research expertise be submitted to the department by e-mail to [email protected]. These letters must explicitly consider the applicant’s teaching strength. Applications lacking the minimum three letters of reference by the closing date will not be considered. All materials must be received by November 30, 2015.

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The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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