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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Entry Level

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Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

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Job Description

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Pharmacology and Toxicology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of January 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology, Toxicology or a related area by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching in Pharmacology and Toxicology. We seek candidates whose professional educational expertise complements and strengthens our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will have educational and professional expertise and experience in Drug Discovery & Development, Innovation & Commercialization, and Professional Development.

Previous experience working with industry partners and the ability to create diverse collaborations are assets, as is experience with Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Indigenous health research; or social entrepreneurship and community based research and/or partnerships.

Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry, and have undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience that includes lecture preparation, delivery and assessment. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to improving their pedagogical practices, and an interest in scholarship of teaching and learning.

Evidence for excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, innovative course development, awards and accolades, presentations at and participation in significant conferences, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, which must include a strong and reflective teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto, Canada’s largest university, is also one of the world’s top biomedical research environments, ranking first among North American public research universities in the number of research publications by its health scientists. A wealth of opportunities for basic, applied and clinical research collaborations are available with world-class scientists throughout the Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Arts & Science and Engineering at the University, as well as with those at its many affiliated hospital-based research institutes. In addition, the city of Toronto is a vibrant, inviting, safe and multicultural environment in which to live and work.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.

For more information about our department, please visit our home page at

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

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 [email protected]

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 30/11/2021

Please apply online at:

Applications must include a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. At least one reference must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at: . Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Elaine Jack at [email protected]

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 30, 2021.


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