Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Neuroscience, University of Toronto

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream Neuroscience

The Human Biology Program at the University of Toronto invites applications for a teaching-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the area of neuroscience. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the appointment will commence on July 1, 2017.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Evidence of excellence in teaching and programmatic research is required as judged by lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, development of online materials/lectures, and the teaching portfolio submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsement from referees of high international standing. Evidence of engaging in pedagogical scholarship would be considered an asset. Postdoctoral experience in neuroscience or a closely related field would also be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will teach and develop content for a variety of undergraduate courses that include large lecture-based courses, lab intensive courses, and smaller seminar-based courses in the general areas of neuroscience and human biology. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a large, tri-campus institution in a vibrant city with a diverse student population. The Human Biology Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program of the Faculty of Arts and Science. For more information about the Human Biology Program, please visit: Further details on the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology can be found at

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, summary of teaching evaluations, and an example of each of the following: course syllabus, prepared lecture material, course assignment). All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at

Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to be sent directly by the referee to Professor Melanie Woodin, Director, Human Biology Program, by email to the HMB Business Officer Tetyana Serbina at

Inquiries should be directed to Professor Melanie Woodin, Director of the Human Biology Program (

Deadline for applications (including reference letters): December 19, 2016.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, engage in pedagogical research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

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.

Inquiries should be directed to Professor Melanie Woodin, Director of the Human Biology Program (

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