Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Biochemistry | University of Toronto

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Biochemistry
Date Posted: 06/26/2023
Closing Date: 08/14/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 31409
Job Category: Faculty – Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Biochemistry
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



The Department of Biochemistry in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full- time continuing teaching stream position in the field of Biochemistry. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of October 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in biochemistry or a related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching in biochemistry or related disciplines. We seek candidates whose professional education expertise complements and enhances our existing departmental strengths, particularly in the areas of protein biochemistry, bioinformatics, and molecular biology. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience that may include lecture preparation, delivery, and assessment. Candidates must also be committed to improving their pedagogical practices, and an interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Evidence for excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can take a variety of forms, including course evaluations, teaching accomplishments, innovative course development, awards and accolades, mentorship activities and/or presentations at educational conferences. Applicants are expected to submit a teaching dossier which must include a strong and reflective teaching statement or philosophy, sample syllabi, course materials and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing familiar with their teaching ability.

The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate and teach a variety of undergraduate courses in biochemistry on topics such as protein structure and function, enzyme kinetics, and metabolism, with a particular focus on the range of methodologies upon which this current knowledge is based. Teaching activities may be both lecture- and laboratory-based using a variety of delivery modes (in person, online). Duties will include course administration and coordination, management of Teaching Assistants, development and delivery of course materials and assessments, supporting students in person and electronically, and monitoring and maintaining academic integrity. Experience teaching laboratory courses and/or large enrolment courses would be an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About Us
The University of Toronto is one of the world’s top-ranked public universities in the five most closely watched international rankings: U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities, Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, Shanghai Ranking Consultancy’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, and National Taiwan University World University Rankings. The Times Higher Education recently ranked the University second among North American public institutions (after the University of California, Berkley) and 18th overall. The University of Toronto St. George campus is located in the heart of Toronto, which consistently ranks amongst the most liveable cities in the world.

The Department of Biochemistry’s deep and rich tradition of teaching and research excellence dates back to 1907. Over 65 faculty members located on campus or in affiliated hospital-based research institutes are actively engaged in research and the education of undergraduate and graduate students. This includes an established team of teaching stream faculty with a strong commitment to enhancing the student experience, professional development, and pedagogical inquiry. We seek to produce scientifically literate graduates with an in-depth biochemical knowledge at the molecular level and the skills to address current and future health science problems. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues to achieve this goal.

Application Requirements
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link at the bottom of this page:

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, a complete teaching dossier which includes a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations, and a 1-page Diversity Statement (see below). All application materials must be submitted online.

Applicants must also 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 referee after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed). All reference letters must be received for an application to be considered. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQ.