Assistant Professor – Neuroscience – University of Toronto Mississauga

Position title: Assistant Professor – Neuroscience – Job #1601077

The Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Neuroscience at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position start date is July 1, 2017. 

We are searching for an outstanding neurobiologist who addresses fundamental mechanisms of physiology and development. The department is particularly interested in an individual who brings complementary research with preferred areas of research: circuit formation; the control of behavior; neurogenesis; or synaptic physiology.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field, post-doctoral experience, and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in top ranked, peer reviewed and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the statement of teaching philosophy submitted as part of the application.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, innovative and externally-funded program of research and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga. The candidate will also be appointed to the tri-campus graduate Department of Cell & Systems Biology.

The UTM and its affiliated institutions offer a stimulating and supportive environment with a variety of facilities and a highly interactive community of researchers. We seek applications from individuals whose research program would complement existing departmental research strengths. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration within the Department of Biology, with other departments at UTM (e.g., Psychology), as well as with faculty at the St. George and Scarborough campuses of the University of Toronto.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a statement on teaching philosophy and experience, and three representative publications. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format:

1) Letter, CV and research and teaching statements
2) Publications

Applicants should arrange for three signed letters of reference from individuals familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching to be sent directly to: Dr. Angela B. Lange, Chair, Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, by email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to:

If you have any questions regarding this position please contact Prof. Angela Lange at

Closing date for submissions is October 17, 2016.

For more information on the Department of Biology please visit our webpage at Information on the graduate unit can be found at

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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