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[Arabidopsis] Faculty Opportunities at University of Toronto Scarborough - Dept of Biological Sciences - Plant Biology

Joanne Terakita via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jterakita from utsc.utoronto.ca)
Wed Sep 20 12:24:11 EST 2017

One of our faculty members (Dr. Charles Riggs) has an account with your newsgroup and suggested I contact you with our job posting for 2 faculty positions here at the University of Toronto.    I have attached a copy below for your review and posting.     Thank you for your assistance!

Two Assistant Professors in Plant Biology (UTSC-17-09 & UTSC-17-10)
University of Toronto Scarborough
The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough invites application Plant Stress Biology and the other in the area of Plant Systems Biology. The appointments are at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2018.
Applicants must have a PhD in plant biology or a related field, and The successful candidates’ research and teaching interests will complement existing strengths in the Department, which include plant-environment interactions at individual, population or ecosystem levels, and evolutionary, ecological, physiological, biochemical, molecular genetics, and genomic approaches. Ideal candidates will also be interested in biotechnological approaches to plant improvement using both model genetic and agriculturally important species.  

Plant Stress Biology. Candidates will demonstrate expertise in mechanisms by which plants respond and acclimate to abiotic stress. The successful candidate will take an integrative approach, combining molecular, biochemical and physiological analyses to elucidate how plants both sense and respond to their environment. Candidates studying signal transduction and/or metabolic acclimations in response to stress are also encouraged to apply .
Plant Systems Biology. Candidates will take a systems approach to fundamental aspects of plant growth and development, such as protein, RNA and/or gene regulatory networks.  The successful candidate will have extensive expertise in the use of –omics technologies and the ability to apply computational methods to large data sets.
The successful applicants will be expected to conduct innovative Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the statement of teaching philosophy submitted as part of the application. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in biologicalhttp://csb.utoronto.ca/), to maintain an active research program centered at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while working in one of Canada's most diverse institutions. At UTSC, the new faculty members will be able to interact with a Plant Cell and Molecular Processes research group and have access to several multi-user facilities such as for plant growth, start-of-the-art imaging or analytical analyses. The new faculty will also have access to the Centre for Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology (http://www.cagef.utoronto.ca).

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on this link. Applications must include a CV, statements of research and teaching interests and three representative publications. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. 

Applicants should also arrange that letters of reference (on  from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching be emailed directly by the referee to: biologygeneral from utsc.utoronto.ca.

Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered.  If you have questions about this position, please email biologygeneral from utsc.utoronto.ca .

All materials must be received by December 4, 2017.

Further information on the research and teaching activities of thehttp://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~biosci/.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Kind regards

Joanne Terakita
Assistant to the Chair
Biological Sciences
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail, Room SW421B
Toronto, ON M1C 1A4
Telephone 416 287-7399
Fax 416 287-7676

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