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Job Posting: Microbial Ecology and Evolution at University of Toronto Mississauga


Assistant Professor – Microbial Ecology and Evolution – 1902892

The Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Microbial Ecology and Evolution, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

We are searching for an outstanding scientist who addresses fundamental questions in the ecology, evolution or systematics of viral, prokaryotic (bacteria and cyanobacteria) or eukaryotic (e.g. fungi, simple algae) microbes. The department is particularly interested in an individual whose research, teaching and technical experience would complement our existing departmental strengths. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• genetics, ecology, or evolution of chemical or antibiotic resistance
• ecology and evolution of microbiomes and metagenomes
• host-symbiont coevolution
• ecology, evolution, genetics of microbial diseases
• ecology, evolution, genetics of microbially-mediated mutualisms
• population genetics and genomics of microbes
• systematics (fungal, algal, or protozoan)

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in research with a record of publications in top-ranked, peer reviewed and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards/accolates, and the submitted research statement, as well as strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellence in teaching and contributions to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of demonstrated excellence in teaching should be documented through the applicant’s teaching portfolio, including a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and course evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference.

The successful applicant is expected to develop and maintain an active, independent, innovative and externally funded program of research in the Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga. This individual will also be appointed to the tri-campus graduate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. For more information on the Department of Biology please visit our webpage at www.utm.utoronto.ca/biology. Information on the graduate unit can be found at www.eeb.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto Mississauga and its affiliated institutions offer a stimulating and supportive environment with a variety of facilities and a highly interactive community of researchers. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration within the Department of Biology, with other departments at UTM, as well as with faculty at the St. George and Scarborough campuses of the University of Toronto.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, three representative publications, and a teaching portfolio to include a statement on teaching philosophy and experience, sample syllabi, course evaluations, and teaching accomplishments.

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 files in the following format: 1) Letter, CV, research statement, and
teaching portfolio 2) Publications.

Applicants must arrange for three letters of reference from individuals familiar with the candidate’s research and
teaching to be sent directly to: Dr. Joel Levine, Chair, Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, by
email (letters must be printed on letterhead, signed, dated and scanned) to: biology.utm@utoronto.ca.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Joel Levine at biology.utm@utoronto.ca. All
application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date, October 8, 2019 11:59 pm

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.


David Coil

David Coil is a Project Scientist in the lab of Jonathan Eisen at UC Davis. David works at the intersection between research, education, and outreach in the areas of the microbiology of the built environment, microbial ecology, and bacterial genomics. Twitter

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