Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Molecular Genetics and Medical Genomics, University of Toronto

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Molecular Genetics and Medical Genomics
Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

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The Department of Molecular Genetics in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for two full-time teaching stream positions in the areas of molecular genetics and medical genomics.  These positions will primarily contribute to teaching and administration in the Department’s M.H.Sc. in Medical Genomics professional program.  The appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Molecular or Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths in genomic technologies, genetics, and bioinformatics. Candidates should have teaching experience in a degree granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery, course and/or curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in pedagogy and interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. Extended pedagogical training (e.g., Master of Education) would be an asset, as would relevant post-doctoral training. Applicants with experience in building partnerships with stakeholders within and beyond the university, information management, graduate professional development, and academic communications are preferred. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogy can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at conferences and workshops, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Molecular Genetics’ deep and rich tradition of teaching and research excellence began in 1969.  The Department comprises over 100 faculty members whose research spans the frontiers of biological research and discovery from Cellular and Molecular Structure and Function; Computational and Systems Biology; Functional Genomics and Proteomics; Genetic Models of Development and Disease; Molecular Medicine and Human Genetics; and Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Disease. The Department offers research-intensive graduate programs, professional programs in Medical Genomics and Genetic Counselling, and an undergraduate program that provides the opportunity for involvement in research and exposure to the most current techniques.

For more information on the Department of Molecular Genetics, visit The Department Molecular Genetics is located at 1 King’s College Circle, MSB 4396, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8 CANADA.

If you have questions about this position, please contact the Vice Chair, Dr. William Navarre, at

Interested individuals must apply online. Applications must include a (1) letter of interest that summarizes evidence of relevant teaching experience; (2) current CV; (3) teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials and teaching evaluations; and (4) a one-page statement on their contributions and philosophy germane to equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity, and accessibility (EDIIA). Examples of contributions to EDIIA may include development and delivery of inclusive pedagogies; research, scholarship and/or teaching with a focus on underrepresented and historically marginalized communities; and public engagement activities that reach out to marginalized communities.

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

Detailed submission guidelines can be found at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of April 18, 2022.

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


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Posting end date: April 18, 2022