University of Toronto (U of T)

Associate Professor – Biochemistry

University of Toronto (U of T)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Associate Professor – Biochemistry
University of Toronto

The Department of Biochemistry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Biochemistry. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor and will commence January 1, 2021 or shortly thereafter.

We are interested in candidates who are applying bioinformatics, chemical biology and structural biology to important questions in the biology and biochemistry of bacteriophage life cycles.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, in the field of Biochemistry with an exceptional record of excellence in research as demonstrated by sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and graduate education and mentorship are required. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, excellent graduate supervision, and a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead an independent research program of international caliber and to participate in teaching in the undergraduate and graduate Biochemistry programs. Collegial interaction and outstanding mentorship will be important elements in success. A successful candidate will be expected to complement existing strengths in the core Biochemistry department ( currently housed in the Medical Sciences Building, the Donnelley Centre and the MaRS complex. Given that we are seeking a mid-career recruit, collaborative experience and standing funding would be important assets.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto has one of the most concentrated Biomedical Research communities in the world, including 10 academic hospitals/research institutes all fully affiliated with the University. This community attracts greater than $800M in annual research investment. Toronto hosts a concentrated community of structural biologists, microbiologists and bioinformaticians.

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All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests (3-4 pages); a sample publication, and a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly via email (on letterhead and signed) to: by January 13, 2020.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Justin Nodwell at:

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by: January 13, 2020.

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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.