Associate Professor/ Professor - Anatomy & Division Chair, Anatomy, University of Toronto

Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Jul 16, 2022

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Science, Life Sciences, Anatomy/Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
University and College
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')

The Department of Surgery in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications a full-time, tenure stream position in the area of Anatomy, at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an expected start date of January 1, 2023. The successful candidate will also be appointed as the Division Chair, Anatomy, for a 5-year term, renewable, following a favourable review.

The University of Toronto and its affiliated institutions represent an outstanding world-class scientific environment with a highly interactive community of researchers and teachers. We will consider all outstanding applicants with a proven track record and demonstrated research excellence in medical imaging or regenerative medicine that will complement the strengths of the Division of Anatomy in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. In addition, a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching Human Anatomy in a classroom and laboratory setting is required. Leadership experience will be an asset.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Anatomy, or related field (e.g., Molecular & Cellular Biology, Medical Imaging, Genetics, Neuroscience, etc.). Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. 

Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Candidates must also provide evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students as demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, a strong teaching statement and teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking  here, or the following link: Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, up to three representative publications, and a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, sample course materials, student and course evaluations.

Additionally, the applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date, July 4, 2022. Letters should be addressed to Dr. James Rutka, R.S. McLaughlin Professor and Chair, Surgery.

 Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into a single PDF/MS Word file and submit them online. Submission guidelines can be found at If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. James Rutka at

 All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by July 4, 2022.

 For more information about the Division of Anatomy, please visit:

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, LGBTQ2S+ 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

 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.

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