Tenure Stream Assistant Professor, Environment and Indigenous Health
The University of Toronto Scarborough
January 3, 2018
Faculty: University of Toronto Scarborough Deadline: February 1, 2018
The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Environment and Indigenous Health, with expertise in an ecosystem approach to human toxicology. The position will be held jointly in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society (ICHS) (49%) and the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences (51%) and will commence on July 1, 2018.
Candidates must have a PhD in Public Health, Environmental Health, or a related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Candidates must employ an interdisciplinary approach in both research and teaching, and conduct research with Indigenous communities using a community-based, participatory approach. Candidates must have training in Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Health, and/or Global Health. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and establish an outstanding, independent externally funded research program. They must have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments. They will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in leading academic journals or forthcoming impactful publications, presentations at significant conferences, a strong record of external funding, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.
The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in anatomy/physiology as well as mid or upper-level courses in their area of expertise. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, where excellence can be demonstrated through teaching awards, excellent course evaluations, innovative and engaging syllabi, strong endorsements from referees who can speak to the applicant’s teaching qualifications, a teaching portfolio that includes a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to evidence of excellent pedagogical practice, and/or demonstrated superior performance in other teaching related activities, including performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, or experience in leading successful workshops and seminars. The ICHS is a growing academic unit whose faculty represent a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and expertise. ICHS faculty have affiliations and research collaborations with many institutional centres at the University of Toronto, including the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in one of the tri- campus graduate units most relevant to their area of scholarship.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University of Toronto is ranked first in Canada and 11 th in the world for research citations. As a growing three-campus university, we attract a diverse, scholarly and collegial group of faculty from top universities around the world. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity, including a vibrant Indigenous community. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply on our website. A complete application must include: a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, one recent publication or another writing sample, such as a dissertation chapter or a conference paper, and a teaching portfolio. If you have questions about this position, please email email@example.com . All applications must be submitted online by the closing date of February 1, 2018.
Submission guidelines can be found here. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (to the attention of Prof. Holly Wardlow, Search Committee Chair, on letterhead, signed and scanned) to be sent directly by the referee.
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.
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.