Assistant Professor in Systems Biology
University of Toronto, Department of Biology


The Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Systems Biology, 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, post-doctoral experience, and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. 

We are searching for an outstanding scientist who addresses fundamental questions in biology by employing or developing novel computational and mathematical approaches. Those working with techniques such as systems biology, network analysis, machine learning, or statistical modelling are particularly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate would integrate such quantitative approaches with empirical biological data and would bring expertise complementary to existing strengths in the Department of Biology at UTM. The topics of interest are broadly defined, but may include: 

• Systems neuroscience 
• Developmental biology 
• Interaction networks 
• Statistical Ecology or Genomics 

Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in top ranked field relevant journals, conference presentations, awards, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. Evidence of research excellence should be provided in a CV, a research statement, and 3 significant publications. The research statement should include major research accomplishments, future directions, and highlight the quantitative skill set the candidate will bring to the Department. 

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching of computational and quantitative biology in the undergraduate curriculum. The successful candidate must also have demonstrated excellence in teaching related activities, that can include performance as a teaching assistant or a course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or conference presentations or posters.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an active, independent, innovative, and externally funded research program, and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga. This individual will also be appointed to the tri-campus graduate Department of Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Toronto. For more information on the Department of Biology please visit our webpage at Information on the graduate unit can be found at

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, research statement, three representative publications with a 2 page (total) summary of their impact, as well as a teaching statement, or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above. 

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format: 1. Cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement, 2. Publications and description. 

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)

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Joel Levine Closing date for submissions is October 12, 2019 11:59 pm EST. 


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.

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