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Assistant Professor, Tenure Stream – Immunology - Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga

Province: Mississauga, Ontario
Position: Assistant Professor, Tenure Stream – Immunology
Deadline: January 3, 2022

Job Description / Duties

The Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of immunology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter. 

Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Biology or a related area, and have a minimum of three years post-doctoral experience with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

We are seeking exceptional candidates who use innovative approaches to study innate or adaptive immunity, including but not limited to host-pathogen interactions and infectious diseases, regulation of immune responses and immune dysfunction, autoimmunity, mucosal immunity, epigenetics of immunity, neuro-immunology, and tumour immunology.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, research mentorship and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Candidates must also demonstrate excellence in teaching. This must be provided through a list of teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (with required materials listed below) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements from referees. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach undergraduate courses in immunology and contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will be appointed to the tri-campus graduate Department of Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Toronto. Information on the graduate unit can be found at http://www.csb.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto Mississauga and its affiliated institutions offer a stimulating and supportive environment with a variety of facilities and a highly interactive community of researchers. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration within the Department of Biology, with other departments at UTM, as well as with faculty at the St. George and Scarborough campuses of the University of Toronto.

Qualifications / Required Skills

At UTM we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. With an enviable diverse student body, we especially welcome applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, or racially visible (persons of colour), and who have experience working with teaching or mentoring diverse groups or students. Candidates must demonstrate, in their application materials, an ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline, and must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial environment. Candidates must submit a statement describing their contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities; efforts undertaken to develop inclusive pedagogies, collaboration, and engagement with underrepresented communities; and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. If you have questions about this statement, please contact Prof. Joel Levine (biology.utm@utoronto.ca).

All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking the link below.  Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement outlining current and future research interests, a teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, a diversity statement and three representative publications.

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 after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. 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 files in the following format: Cover letter, CV, Research Statement, Teaching Dossier, Publications and Diversity Statement. If you have any questions regarding this position please contact Professor Joel Levine at biology.utm@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters must be received by the closing date of January 3, 2022 11:59 pm EST.

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, LGBTQ2S+ 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.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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