Associate Professor, Environment and Indigenous Health
University of Toronto Scarborough
Position / Rank: Environment and Indigenous Health /Tenure Stream Associate Professor
Faculty: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society
Deadline: January 8, 2019 11:59pm EST
The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Environment and Indigenous Health with expertise in ecotoxicology and human health. The position will be at the rank of Associate Professor and will be held jointly in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences (51%) and in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society (ICHS) (49%). The appointment will commence on July 1, 2019.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences or another relevant discipline, with a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths, see https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/physsci/faculty and https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/healthstudies/faculty-and-instructors. The successful candidate will have conducted research with Indigenous communities employing an interdisciplinary, community-based, participatory approach.
Candidates will have an established international reputation, and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by the submitted research statement, an extensive record of scholarly publications in top-tier journals, distinguished awards and accolades, participation on grant review panels, having organized and chaired scientific sessions at national and international conferences, a strong record of supervising graduate students, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high international standing.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, including a strong teaching statement, teaching awards, strong course evaluations, innovative and engaging syllabi, and strong endorsements from referees who can speak to the applicant’s teaching qualifications. The successful candidate will teach a large introductory level undergraduate core course for the BSc in Health Studies, such as anatomy/physiology or pathophysiology, as well as mid or upper-level courses in their area of expertise.
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, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. The Environmental Science group in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences has particular strengths in the areas of biogeochemistry and environmental geosciences, with an overarching theme of multi-scale (molecular to ecosystem) responses to human-induced changes in terrestrial and aquatic systems. The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in one of the tri-campus graduate units most relevant to their area of scholarship. For more information about the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, please see https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/physsci/ and for more information about ICHS, please see https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/healthstudies/.
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 11th 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 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 online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research projects; one recent publication (of no more than 30 pages); and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and course evaluations. If you have questions about this position, please email email@example.com . All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted online by the closing date of January 8, 2019 11:59pm EST.
Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the referee, signed and on letterhead, to Prof. Holly Wardlow, Search Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
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.