Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Behavioural Toxicology
University of Toronto Mississauga, Anthropology

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Behavioural Toxicology

Job Field: Teaching Stream

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Mississauga

Department: UTM: Anthropology

Campus: Mississauga

Job Posting: Jan 8, 2019

Job Closing: Mar 11, 2019


The Forensic Science Program at the University of Toronto Mississauga, invites applications for a full-time teaching stream appointment in Forensic Toxicology, with a specialization in Behavioural Toxicology, at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, to commence on July 1, 2019.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Chemistry, Toxicology, or a related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. The successful applicant must have demonstrated expertise in the field of Behavioural Toxicology and a proven record of professional forensic activities as demonstrated by casework, court testimony, laboratory experience, or similar practices. Experience working in a forensic laboratory, or as an independent forensic consultant, or equivalent is required. Candidates should also clearly indicate in the CV or cover letter any knowledge of Quality Assurance protocols and accreditation processes for forensic labs. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement our existing strengths. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures.


The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical enquiry, curriculum development, and teaching innovation. Evidence of this excellence and commitment will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference from referees of high standing, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, as well as a teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, including a statement of teaching philosophy, documentation of teaching accomplishments, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated interest in developing a long-term career in teaching and related scholarly activity in forensic toxicology, in collaboration with the Forensic Science Program’s network of faculty, professionals, and students, including developing research projects with advanced students and overseeing our internship program.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The successful applicant will be expected to develop and teach a range of courses and labs in forensic toxicology and forensic science, from introductory to advanced levels, including cross-disciplinary courses, such as Forensic Psychopharmacology. Other courses may include: Introduction to Forensic Science; Ethics and Professionalism in Forensic Science; Forensic Toxicology: Advanced Forensic Toxicology; the Science of Cannabis; Internship in Forensic Science; and others.


U of T Mississauga's Forensic Science program is designed to provide students with an understanding of scientific analyses, theories, laboratory skills, applications, and field techniques. Programs are offered in the fields of forensic anthropology, forensic biology, forensic chemistry, and forensic psychology. For more information, see the UTM Forensic Science website at


If you have questions about this position or the program, please contact Professor Tracy Rogers, Director of the Forensic Science Program, at; questions about the hiring process can be directed to Professor Esteban Parra at


All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to equity and diversity (see below for details), teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. All application materials should be submitted online.


Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.


We ask that candidates combine requested documents into one file in PDF/MS Word file in the following format: cover letter, CV, statement of contributions to equity and diversity, teaching dossier and research statement, titled: YourSurnameFirstname application-1805532.pdf (or .doc). The teaching dossier can be in a separate file if required due to size, otherwise bundle with the other required documents; if a separate document, please title as: YourSurnameFirstname teachingdossier-1805532.pdf (or .doc).


Submission guidelines can be found at:


All applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, dated, signed and scanned) including at least one primarily addressing the candidate's teaching, directly by e-mail to, addressed to Professor Esteban Parra, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, and with the Subject line “Forensic Toxicology Hire,” by the closing date of March 11, 2019. Receipt of all three letters will be necessary to review an application.


All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by March 11, 2019.


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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