Professor in Cellular Virology - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
Oct 18, 2016
Dec 08, 2016
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Professor in Cellular Virology
University of Toronto Scarborough​
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Cellular Virology. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2017.

The successful applicant will complement existing strengths in the Cells and Infection research cluster within the department (, and will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and establish an outstanding internationally recognized and externally funded research program focusing on virus-host cell interactions. Applicants must have a PhD and a proven postdoctoral experience relevant to the position. The successful applicant will have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and to graduate student training and supervision. Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the statement of teaching philosophy submitted as part of the application. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in biological research and education and the Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units within the University. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in the Graduate Department of Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Toronto (, to maintain an active research program centered at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while working in one of Canada's most diverse institutions. Members of the department of Biological Sciences have access to extensive research resources including a multi-user facility (Centre for the Neurobiology of Stress; including flow cytometry and live-cell and in vivo imaging tools with state-of-the-art multiphoton, spinning disk and total internal reflection fluorescence microscopes, as well as laser tweezer/scissor micro-manipulation.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the 'Apply' button. Applications must include a CV, statements of research and teaching interests and three representative publications. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching be emailed directly by the referee to:

Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email . All materials must be received by December 8, 2016. Further information on the research and teaching activities of the department can be found at 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.