Assistant Professor - Metabolic Diseases/Diabetes Research

Employer
Physiology
Location
Toronto (City), Ontario
Salary
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Nov 14, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Physiology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty
Organization Type
Academia
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The Department of Physiology, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (UofT) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Metabolic Diseases. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate may hold the Banting and Best Insulin Discovery Professorship in Physiology (details below) for an initial term of up to 5 years, renewable following a favorable review. The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2023.
 
The successful candidate will have an emerging reputation with internationally recognized scholarship and demonstrated excellence in research in the area of metabolic diseases. Topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to: type 1 and type 2 diabetes, diabetes pathophysiology and its complications, regenerative medicine, obesity and CNS regulation, and mechanisms of metabolic diseases.
 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree in the area of physiology, endocrinology, nutrition, metabolic biology or a related area, with a minimum of 3 years post-doctoral experience, and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and lead an innovative, independent research program of the highest international caliber, and to obtain competitive, external research funding.
 
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by the quality of articles submitted in the application; output and impact of research or a research pipeline that meets international standards; publications in top ranked, internationally recognized, and field-relevant academic journals; the submitted research statement; presentations at relevant conferences; awards and accolades; and strong endorsements by referees.
 
Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by teaching and teaching-related  accomplishments, a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, relevant sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities, as well as strong endorsement by referees. Other teaching-related activities could refer to previous experience as a teaching assistant or course instructor, leading workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or awards for excellent oral presentations and posters at conferences.

Outstanding candidates with demonstrated research excellence relevant to metabolic diseases as outlined above will be considered for the Banting and Best Insulin Discovery Professorship. An emerging track record of collaborative science, successful program building, and research productivity and excellence, demonstrated through the application materials, is essential. Through research and scholarly activities, the successful candidate will position the Department of Physiology as a global leader in metabolic disease research as was exemplified by the seminal work of Banting and Best.
 

For full details and how to apply Click here

 

All application materials, including reference letters must be received by November 15,  2022.

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

Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ 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.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

 

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