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Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

University of Toronto Scarborough
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022
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The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in Neuroscience. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a PhD in Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, or a related field, at least one year of postdoctoral research experience relevant to the field with an outstanding record of excellence in research and demonstrated strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidates must employ the latest approaches to understand neural function on multiple levels ranging from the genomic and cellular to circuits and entire organisms. We are particularly interested in candidates who will create synergies with existing departmental strengths in neuroscience and related disciplines at UTSC, in areas such as motor control, sensory neurobiology, learning and behaviour, and the neurobiology of stress. We encourage candidates with expertise in vertebrate or invertebrate systems, including non-model species.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research programs. Applicants must have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field-relevant academic journals, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and to graduate student training and supervision. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in the area of Neuroscience or related sub-disciplines. Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements by referees. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters.

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