Assistant Professor - Biomedical Communications - Toronto

The Biomedical Communications program, within the Department of Biology University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty appointment in Biomedical Communications at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2015. 

We are searching for an outstanding researcher and practitioner in the visual communication of science to study relevant questions in the field. The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in the creation and application and/or evaluation of visual solutions for science and health communication problems; potential areas could include: bioinformatics or information visualization, cell and molecular visualization, biomedical communications, medical illustration, instructional media design and/or educational technology development, etc. Candidates with experience in the empirical evaluation of media effectiveness, experience in writing grant applications, and a strong record of publication, are particularly encouraged to apply. 

UTM and its affiliated institutions, as well as the larger University of Toronto system, represent an outstanding world-class scientific environment with a variety of facilities and a highly interactive community of researchers. Excellent opportunities for collaboration exist within the Department of Biology, with other departments at UTM, and with basic and clinical researchers in the Faculty of Medicine. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by date of appointment or shortly thereafter, an outstanding academic record, demonstrated research excellence, ability to recruit and supervise graduate students, and excellence in teaching. The candidate will be expected to teach first and second year graduate courses in the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC) curriculum as well as undergraduate courses in biomedical communications, dependent on his/her area of interest. The successful candidate will receive a graduate appointment in the Institute of Medical Science, in the Faculty of Medicine. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointee will be located in Biomedical Communications ( in the Department of Biology (, University of Toronto Mississauga. 

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a statement on teaching philosophy and experience, and three representative publications, and direct or download links to examples of visual solutions (if relevant). Applications must be submitted electronically, by clicking on the link. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format: 

1) Letter, CV, and research and teaching statements, and direct or download links to examples of relevant visual media 
2) Publications 

Applicants should arrange for three signed letters of reference from individuals familiar with the candidate's research and teaching to be sent directly to: Professor Nicholas Woolridge, Director, Master of Science in Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6, Canada, or by email to: [log in to unmask] 

If you have any questions about this position please contact Professor Nicholas Woolridge at [log in to unmask] 

Closing date for submissions is November 15, 2014. 

For further details, and to apply online, please visit: Job #1401379. For more information on the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications, please visit our webpage at: 

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

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 of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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