Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Biomedical Science, Ryerson University

Kate Stuart
January 29, 2014

Assistant Professor (2 positions) - Biomedical Science

Employer: RyersonUniversity

Location: Toronto

Discipline: Life Sciences, Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology

Position Type: Full Time

Job Type: Faculty

The Department of Chemistry and Biology invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Biomedical Science. The appointments will be at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a biomedically-related field, postdoctoral experience and an outstanding research record. The new faculty member must have the ability to establish and maintain a strong, independent, externally funded research program and to demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These positions commence July 1st 2014, subject to final budgetary approval.

Molecular Biology/Genetics
The new faculty member will have broad expertise in molecular biology and/or molecular genetics, with strengths in, but not limited to, processes related to DNA repair and replication, chromatin assembly and remodeling, gene expression mechanisms, epigenetic mechanisms and models of genetic diseases.

Cellular microbiology/immunology
The new faculty member will have broad expertise in immunity and/or cellular microbiology, with strengths in, but not limited to, processes related to host-pathogen interactions, mechanisms of pathogenesis, cell and molecular biology of immunity and infectious diseases, autoimmunity and/or the role of inflammation in health and disease.

The Department of Chemistry and Biology offers B.Sc. programs in Biology, Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences and is the home department for M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Molecular Science. The successful applicant will complement a department with current strengths in Environmental Biology and Microbiology; Cell and Molecular Biology; and Chemistry.

Interested candidates should prepare their application packages, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, research proposal, budget and start up requests and up to three recent publications. Applications should be sent to Dr. Daniel Foucher, Departmental Hiring Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biology by e-mail to (pdf attachments preferred). Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted directly to the email address above or by post (Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3). For e-mail submissions, signed, scanned pdf letters sent from the referee’s official university or business email address are acceptable. Deadline for submission is February 14th, 2014. Although applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, only those received by the deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in the country, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The university is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: The RFA’s website can
be found at: A summary of RFA benefits can be found at:

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.