Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Global Health

  • University of Toronto, Human Biology Program
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Sep 25, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology Medicine & Dentistry Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description

 

The Human Biology Program in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time continuing teaching stream position in the area of Global Health. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (67%) and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (33%), with an expected start date of January 1st, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in public health or a related field or discipline (e.g. epidemiology, social and behavioural health sciences, health policy, management and evaluation, global health) by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen the Global Health program in Human Biology (https://hmb.utoronto.ca/) and the global health course offerings at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (https://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/). 

We seek candidates who have expertise in global health, and the demonstrated ability to teach a range of courses in this area. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree-granting program at the graduate and undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, development of innovative course materials in global health, and development of online materials/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent, novel, and impactful pedagogical methods, as well as collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching, and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. 

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, grants, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical research interests, sample syllabi, course materials, teaching evaluations, and a demonstrated commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching. Also required are three strong letters of reference from referees of high standing, highlighting excellence in teaching and commitment to pedagogical inquiry and teaching innovation, ideally in the context of courses with large enrolments.  

The successful candidate will be expected to teach core and elective courses across a range of subjects and levels within the Global Health program in Human Biology. Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching, managing and training teaching assistants, developing course materials, and curriculum development.  Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) teaching will include a global health course for senior undergraduate and graduate students. Additional DLSPH responsibilities will include the development of joint programming between the DLSPH and Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) such as undergraduate research project opportunities in public health and joint course offerings, facilitating the engagement of DLSPH Faculty (public health sciences and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation) in joint DLSPH/FAS programming and establishing and maintaining good working relationships with local and global partners to facilitate new educational collaborations. In addition, the successful candidate will have some responsibility for departmental administration and may have opportunities for student supervision and mentorship. The successful candidate must also possess strong interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues across our undergraduate courses and programs. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with a diverse student population. The Human Biology Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program of the Faculty of Arts & Science, and has several participating instructors from various units across multiple divisions, including the Faculty of Medicine. The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is a Faculty of the University of Toronto that originated as one of the Schools of Hygiene begun by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1927. The School went through a dramatic renaissance after the 2003 SARS crisis and it is now the largest public health school in Canada, with more than 850 faculty, 1,000 students, and research and training partnerships with institutions throughout Toronto and the world. With $40.4 million in research funding per year, the School supports discovery in global health, tobacco impacts on health, occupational disease and disability, air pollution, inner city and Indigenous health, health systems and policy, among many other areas. The appointment will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George campus). Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live.  

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical research interests, sample syllabi, course materials, teaching evaluations, as well as evidence of a demonstrated commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching.  

 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. 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 http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Ashley Bruce (director.humanbio@utoronto.ca). For further information on the Global Health program and the DLSPH, please visit https://hmb.utoronto.ca/ and https://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/, respectively.  

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 28, 2020.

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

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, 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.

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 uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in public health or a related field or discipline (e.g. epidemiology, social and behavioural health sciences, health policy, management and evaluation, global health) by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen the Global Health program in Human Biology (https://hmb.utoronto.ca/) and the global health course offerings at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (https://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/). 

We seek candidates who have expertise in global health, and the demonstrated ability to teach a range of courses in this area. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree-granting program at the graduate and undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, development of innovative course materials in global health, and development of online materials/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent, novel, and impactful pedagogical methods, as well as collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching, and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. 

Application Details

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, grants, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical research interests, sample syllabi, course materials, teaching evaluations, and a demonstrated commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching. Also required are three strong letters of reference from referees of high standing, highlighting excellence in teaching and commitment to pedagogical inquiry and teaching innovation, ideally in the context of courses with large enrolments.  

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

https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor%2C-Teaching-Stream-Global-Health-ON/541831617/

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical research interests, sample syllabi, course materials, teaching evaluations, as well as evidence of a demonstrated commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching.  

 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. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.  

 

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Application Deadline

October 28, 2020