Monday, 2 December 2013

Tenure-Track Position in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics at U of T

The Department of Computer Science and the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2014.

We seek an emerging researcher with an exceptional research record and excellent teaching credentials. The successful candidate is expected to pursue innovative research at the highest level; to establish a strong, externally funded research program; to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; and to participate actively in the Donnelly Centre and Department of Computer Science. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the University's strengths in biology and bioinformatics—and computational, medical and biological sciences more broadly—and to facilitate further interaction with other units. To facilitate such interactions, the successful candidate will hold a joint appointment between the Department of Computer Science (51%) and the Donnelly Centre (49%). The candidate may also be nominated for a prestigious Tier II Canada Research Chair. For further information on these federally endowed Chairs see

The Department of Computer Science is an international leader in research and teaching, with recognized strength in most areas of computer science. The Donnelly Centre is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Toronto with the mandate to create a research environment that encourages integration of biology, computer science, engineering and chemistry, and that spans leading areas of biomedical research. Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live, and a major centre for advanced computer, medical and biological
technologies with strong ties to the University.

Applicants should apply online at, and include curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research and teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of at least three references. Other supporting materials may also be included. Although we expect applicants to have a PhD and postdoctoral training in the computational sciences (computer science, computational biology and quantitative biology), exceptional candidates with recent or imminently-expected PhDs will be also considered.

Evidence of excellence in research and teaching is required. Salaries are competitive with our North American peers and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 10, 2014.

For more information on the Department of Computer Science see: and for the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research see: For questions regarding this position, please contact Sara Burns at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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