University of Toronto (U of T)

Associate Professor / Professor, Cardiovascular Engineering

University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (https://ibbme.utoronto.ca) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Cardiovascular Engineering. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor/ Professor. The successful candidate may also be eligible to be named The Ted Rogers Chair in Cardiovascular Engineering (details below). The expected start date is September 1, 2020.


The successful candidate will have an established reputation with internationally recognized scholarship and demonstrated excellence in research in cardiovascular engineering and science. Topic areas of particular interest include biointegrated electronics, wearables, point-of-care devices, and other biosensor technologies for clinical diagnosis and health monitoring, but all other research areas with relevance to translational cardiovascular engineering and biology will be considered. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering or another relevant field. Candidates must have an outstanding record of excellence in teaching and research, and an established internationally recognized program of world-class scholarship.


Excellence in research will be demonstrated by a record of sustained high impact contributions to the field; significant output of research with an internationally recognised impact; sustained contributions and publications in top ranked, internationally recognized, and field relevant academic journals; presentations at significant conferences; distinguished awards and accolades; other noteworthy activities and contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline; and strong endorsements by referees of high international stature. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain and lead an outstanding, innovative, independent, and externally funded research program of the highest international calibre. Evidence for excellence in teaching will be provided through strong letters of reference; teaching accomplishments; awards and accolades; and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application to include a reflective teaching statement, sample syllabi, and strong teaching evaluations.


Outstanding candidates with demonstrated research excellence relevant to heart failure and cardiovascular science will be considered for the Ted Rogers Chair in Cardiovascular Engineering within the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR) Translational Biology and Engineering Program. An established track record of collaborative science, successful and impactful program building, outstanding research productivity and excellence, and exceptionally effective leadership, demonstrated through the application materials, is essential. Through research and scholarly activities, the Chair holder will position the TRCHR as a global leader in knowledge and technology generation and translation in the areas of biology and engineering related to heart failure.


Candidates may be considered for cross-appointment in appropriate partner departments at UofT, which may include Physiology and others within the Faculties of Applied Science and Engineering, Medicine, Arts and Science, and the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network. 


Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) at the University of Toronto is a multidisciplinary research community where engineering, medicine and dentistry investigators collaborate to develop innovative solutions that address global challenges in human health. More information is available at https://ibbme.utoronto.ca.

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (https://tedrogersresearch.ca) is a unique research institute focused on heart failure across the lifespan that was enabled by a magnificent gift of $129.5 million from The Rogers Foundation, and matching contributions from the three founding partners, Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network, and UofT.


Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2020, however applications will be considered until the position is filled.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1905098&lang=en. Applications must be submitted online. For further information about the application process, please see the submission guidelines at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have questions about the position, please contact director.ibbme@utoronto.ca.


Applications must include a cover letter, a C.V. with a list of publications, 3 sample articles, research statement, and a teaching dossier (to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference (pdf, on letterhead, signed, and scanned) sent directly by referees to Professor Warren Chan via email at references.ibbme@utoronto.ca.


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 http://uoft.me/UP.


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


Please apply via recruiter’s website.